Goodbye 2014!

2014 has been turbulent to say the least! I suffered a major loss in January which made the first few months particularly difficult. I lived away from my family and friends and worked in a job that just paid the…

Saturated Sydney and the End of our Aussie Adventure

The Travelling Series We travelled down the east coast from Byron Bay on an overnight bus to get to Sydney.  As our stay in Byron got cut short, we had over one week to spend in the famous Australian city. Therefore…

Brisbane and the Beauty that is Byron Bay

The Travelling Series Whilst travelling around, a lot of backpackers complained about Brisbane and how it’s just another city and there isn’t much to do. However, when we arrived, we found it a refreshing change to be back in a…

The Irony of Rainbow Beach and the Overhyped Fraser Island

The Travelling Series Anyone who’s travelled along the east coast of Australia knows that there’s a specific touristic route which everybody takes. This includes either Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay in order to take the ferry trip across to Fraser…

Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

The Travelling Series After Cairns, we took an overnight bus to the lovely little town of Airlie Beach. It was from Airlie that we went cruising around the Whitsundays Islands. First up was Daydream Island where we got to visit…

G'Day from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

The Travelling Series We flew from Auckland to Cairns via Brisbane in order to begin our Aussie adventure down the east coast.  We had a bit of a culture shock when we arrived as Australia is quite different from New…

The Final Chapter of NZ: Mount Cook, Peel Forest and Kaikoura

The Travelling Series Unfortunately when we arrived in Mount Cook it was raining and miserable. This meant we had to spend the afternoon abusing the wifi instead of going on the many bush walks we were told we could do…

Exploring the South Island: Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Queenstown

The Travelling Series We only spent one night in Wellington on the North Island initially before we caught the ferry to the South. This is because we had to do all of New Zealand pretty quickly as we were on…

LOTR Fangirling: Hobbiton, Wellywood and the Weta Cave

The Travelling Series One of the main reasons that I chose to travel around New Zealand was the fact that I’m a massive Lord of the Rings fan. Everyone who’s anyone knows that the films were shot there by Peter…