Category Archives: Travel Stories

The 9 Travel Moments I’m Least Proud Of

The 9 Travel Moments I'm Least Proud Of

  Cue expressions of shock and gasps of horror, but I’ve got news for you people, travelling isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be! Yes, there are moments of picture-perfect sunsets over paradisiacal beaches and love affairs with exotic strangers that sweep you off your feet. However, there’s also times when you’ll find yourself […]

How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

How Travel Taught Me Not To Wear Make-Up

  So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, […]

Budget Travel: 6 Reasons Why I Love It … And You Should Too!

Why I love Budget Travel

  A determined nomad who doesn’t like to work too much, I’ve always had to make sure I can travel cheap in order to fulfill my itchy feet syndrome! From backpacking in southern Africa at the tender age of 19, to hitching my way across Europe, couchsurfing in Latin America and now road tripping Australia […]

12 Incredible Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Solo Adventure

12 Incredible Travel Quotes

  Readings travel quotes is one of my favourite hobbies. A secret little habit that takes hold of me now and again, spurring me on to see more and more of this beautiful world. I may now be part of a travelling duo, but that doesn’t mean I’ve turned my back on solo travel. I […]

Why You Should Never Backpack With More Than 13kg

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  We’ve all see them, backpackers laden down with so many heavy-looking bags you can barely make out the person underneath them all. And what you do see of them looks hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m talking about the backpacker who brought way too much with them … like the ‘kitchen […]

How to Find the Confidence to Travel

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  Itching to on overseas adventure, but afraid to take the leap? Then this article on finding the confidence to travel is for you! First up, it’s definitely natural to feel a bit anxious about doing something big and new like traveling, so don’t fret that you’re a scaredy cat! Secondly, feeling apprehensive is especially […]

From Solo to Duo: The Truth About Travelling as a Couple

From Solo to Duo // Travel Journeys

  This page contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you.   Solo Traveller… I was, for many years, an intrepid solo traveller; a die-hard independent woman who wandered the world alone, generally only with a small backpack and a tiny […]

Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island


  So it’s 5 weeks since we first parked up the Landrover, pulled up the handbrake and finally took our belongings out the back. 5 weeks since we stopped the no-routine, no-timetable lifestyle and had to start setting our alarm clocks and getting a bit organised instead. Yes, it’s 5 weeks since we first arrived […]

7 Great Reasons Why You Should Work And Travel

Work and Travel

  Having just bagged our first job whilst on the great budget road trip here in Australia, we’re again feeling that rush of joy and exhilaration when travel becomes a sustainable lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of knowing you are able to support yourself while living your dreams – making travel not just […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

Suzuki Magnetic Island

Last week our tip of the week was to be flexible with your plans…. Well, as most of you know by now, that was precisely what we needed to be when a great opportunity came our way! Yes, after only 5 weeks on the great budget 4wd trip round Australia, we’ve put our bags down […]