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51 Quick Tips For First Time Solo Female Travellers

July 7, 2016
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It’s not a fashion show Never care what others think Be prepared to receive lots of unwanted attention – just ignore them Don’t forget to look after yourself Don’t be afraid to ask for help You can get by in most countries with just English, but it pays to learn some phrases in native tongue When it comes to packing, less is more The Diva Cup will be your best friend Mingle with the locals Hostels can sometimes be nasty,…

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3 Days In The Napa Valley & Sonoma County

July 5, 2016
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My 3 day adventure to the Napa Valley and Sonoma, in California’s wine region, had me in awe of wine all over again. Growing up in Australia, in a world of beer, Bacardi Breezers and anything cheap and nasty, (Passion Pop, I’m looking at you!) wine wasn’t really on my radar of drinks I would typically drink. It was something my grandparents drank! I became a little bit more ‘refined’ at 22 when I had my first glass wine. It…

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A Warning To All New Solo Travellers

June 15, 2016
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Solo travel is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life. You hear it so much before you go – “You’ll come back a changed person,” or “you’ll never be the same again.” Being the very stubborn little creature I am, I didn’t believe it. But as corny as it sounds, you really do come back a changed person. You will be a bundle of nerves, and excitement. There will be times before the big trip that…

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Hostel Manners & Common Sense

May 23, 2016
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I don’t know if it is my age, or if after 6 years of travelling, I am almost over staying in hostels. At least staying in the dorm rooms anyway. Hostels are awesome and I will recommend to anyone, in most cases, to stay in a hostel over a hotel. They are the cheaper alternative and the best way to meet fellow travellers. I have made many life long friends in hostels. And, if your into the party scene, hostels…

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Quote Of The Month No.3

February 29, 2016
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How powerful is this quote!? Every word is true and we should all learn to embrace the short time we have here. Slow down, appreciate the small things in life. Day to day routines are easy to get caught up in and you may end up feeling trapped. Take a step back, breathe and smile. Don’t forget anything that has made you smile. Last year I was put into a situation where I had to make a life changing decision. Ultimately,…

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Embracing My First Solo Journey

February 29, 2016
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Embracing change!! 2016 brings on my first solo adventure! If you have been reading my posts regularly (and you totally should be!) you would of read a few times, I am now taking off solo, after 5 years of traveling with a travel companion. What has really surprised me, is the amount of questions and raised eyebrows I have received since announcing my first solo trip. “You’re going solo?” “Why?” “Is that safe?” There are so many solo travellers out there…

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20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Canadian Rocky Mountains

February 27, 2016
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Before I left for Canada, all of the pictures I was looking at of this beautiful country made me think “It can’t be that pretty.” I made sure I didn’t have my expectations to high incase I was fooled by all those pictures and to save any disappointments. When I landed in The Great White North I was far from disappointed. Lush greenery, rainforests, lakes and rivers as blue as the sky and views to make you drool over! And the…

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Full Proof Presents For That Traveller In Your Life

February 26, 2016
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Yay! Presents! There’s nothing like opening a gift on a special occasion. Carefully peeling away that pretty bow and unwrapping that beautiful wrapping paper, and checking out what you got. I am the first to admit that I love getting presents. I also love giving presents. There are so many gifts you can give a traveller that will come in handy on their journey to wherever they are headed. Just don’t be stuck giving them a completely unflattering money belt that…

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How To Spend 24 Hours In Vancouver

February 25, 2016
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I am lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world at the moment. Last week I woke up to a message from a friend who was coming to Vancouver for a short visit. And when I say short, I mean 24 hours. Only one full day to explore this beautiful city. When she asked what she could do in one day, I was stumped. I had no idea how to spend just one day exploring…

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Worst Travel Advice You Can Give a Traveller

February 15, 2016
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Ever gotten really crappy travel advice from someone? Or, travel advice that you have received about a thousand times already? Is it just me or is it really annoying!? Here I am counting down the days (15 sleeps!) until I embark on my first solo adventure. All my other travels were done with my ex partner and I am looking forward to embracing this new chapter in my life. I travelled with him for roughly 4 and a bit years and I…

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12 Things a Bali First-Timer Should Know

February 6, 2016
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I love the little island which is Bali. It’s warm, it’s perfect for any budget, cheap spa treatments ($6 massage anyone!?) and the food is delicious. In my article 6 Destinations You Should Be Adding To Your Bucket List I put Indonesia’s most popular island on that list. I remember my first time in Bali, I found it overwhelming and went home feeling deflated and disappointed. It could of also had to do with the travel companion I went there with! Since then I have been…

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