the great ocean road

In Pictures: Driving The Great Ocean Road | Where to Spot Wildlife, Camp and Explore

The whole world agrees: the Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most magnificent drives. If you’ve ever driven California’s Pacific 1 then imagine that but you’re driving on the left, turn up the saturation of the ocean, and add some koalas and kangaroos. With every turn, visitors find a new delight from a wild koala sighting […]

3 Unique New Year’s Eve Destinations Around the World

New Years Eve is definitely the most overhyped night of the year but let’s face it – it’s just not going anywhere. Looking back on the last 3 years I’ve been living abroad and I have to say I’ve been pretty lucky to have spent the big night in these 3 unique New Year’s Eve destinations – […]

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Working Holiday Jobs in Australia | Jobs and Salary

Australia is a really accessible country especially job wise. There is a job for everyone and many fields are often short staffed. Finding a working holiday job in Australia is a breeze, you just have to decide what you want to spend your working holiday doing aside from laying on the beach. Here is an […]

The Best Blue Mountains Trails

The Best Blue Mountains Trails The train travels from central Sydney, through urban development and urban wastelands, leaving all signs of the city behind as it chugs out west through endless and endless olive green valleys, orange rock tunnels and blue mountains. Packs of yellow crested cockatoos squawk along just outside the window. In a […]

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Airbnb Cottage Rentals: Affordable Travel Luxury

Airbnb Cottage Rentals: Affordable Travel Luxury I recently got the chance to stay at a very special Airbnb accommodation in the hinterland of Brisbane called The Old Surgery Cottage Accommodation, a converted old vet clinic. And I can say that holiday homes and hotels don’t quite meet the same standard and all around experience that […]

HOW TO FIND WORKING HOLIDAY JOBS Down under

How to find Working Holiday Jobs Down Under | The Job Hunt

I’m a native English speaker from America and to be honest the concept of working overseas was daunting for me at first (even in another English speaking country like it is for many!) so in the beginning I had a hard time figuring out how to find working holiday jobs in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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Solo Female Hitchhiker Guide

Most people are like “Let’s go to Cabo” or “Eurotrip, who’s in!” and I find myself standing on the side of the road with my thumb out, looking for free rides on Gumtree, and even going so far as posting flyers around town asking for a ride (it worked!). Hitchhiking – It’s thrilling, it get’s you […]

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Things To Do in Sydney (after the Opera House)

Gorgeous Sydney. If you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be visiting (or thinking about visiting) Sydney, Australia’s most populous city. Being a city, Sydney has all the excitement that a bustling city has to offer but at the same time the beach suburbs give Sydney its unrivaled laid back Aussie charm. The main tourist […]

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How to Travel Longterm | Working and Volunteering Abroad

Linger where it feels good to linger You’ve probably heard this in yoga class before and this is one of those quotes that I remind myself of on the daily, especially out of the yoga class. That goes to spending time with friends to traveling overseas. I’ve been living overseas for 3 years now and lingering is […]

Hostel Life Down Under

Hostel Life Down Under: Don’t be surprised if…

Hostel Life Down Under Starting your backpacking adventure? One word: Hostels. And two words: Hostel Life Coming from America, Hostels were a romanticized fairytale…I had friends traveling in Europe and staying at these hostels, wow, a hostel! I imagined all the young people from countries I’ve never even heard of traveling and staying at one place. Hostel […]