Travel thoughts

The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal

The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal Well it has now been over a week since I, along with many others, became unemployed. It's hard to keep track of the days, and it feels like it has been much longer. We are adjusting to the 'new normal' and mostly stay inside. I don't… Continue reading The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal

My adventures

Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas   Earlier this month, before the Coronavirus pandemic got quite so out of hand, I was lucky enough to go on a sunset cruise with Sailaway, along with my friend Izzy who was visiting from the UK. Having previously enjoyed Sailaway's outer reef day trip, I already knew that they… Continue reading Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

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5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV So you got the visa, you packed your bags, and you said goodbye to your life back home. Now you've stepped off a plane to embrace a new life down under for the next year or more on a Working Holiday Visa. You've… Continue reading 5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

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5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget Travelling around Australia can get incredibly expensive, so many people are looking for ways to cut costs. It's important to find the balance between making the most of the location and not over-spending. It's also essential to avoid wasting money on things that you'll regret. Here… Continue reading 5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

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Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics

Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics Visiting the tropics at any time of year is amazing. In the winter you can look forward to clear blue skies, and not a raindrop in site. In the summer, or the wet season, you could be thrown from hot and sunny to tropical storm… Continue reading Top 5 items to pack for summer in the tropics

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How to help Australian bushfire victims

How to help Australian bushfire victims Over the last few months, bushfires have raged and spread across Australia, causing devastation to people, animals, and communities, and shocking people all over the world. It may feel like there's not much you can do from far away, however there are several ways in which we can all… Continue reading How to help Australian bushfire victims

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5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia

5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia Many travellers, like myself, visit Australia on working holiday visas, planning to stay for just a year. Then we decide to do our rural work to get a second year. And once that year ends, we sometimes want to stay longer - this can be tricky.… Continue reading 5 Things to know about getting sponsored in Australia

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Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season

Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season When you're living in the tropics, a storm kit is essential in wet season. After Conor and I got caught out in a storm when hiking in 2018, we began to prepare a storm pack for the home. It's not uncommon to lose power and/ or water during… Continue reading Preparing a Storm Kit for Wet Season