My first ever solo backpacking experience was to Australia. I spent a total of 6 weeks traveling up the east coast from Sydney to Cairns, then flew to Alice Springs for a 3-day Uluru Tour. From there I flew to Melbourne for the Grand Prix, then I continued my adventures in New Zealand. For a [...]
Perth is one of my favourite places in Australia. With pristine, uncrowded beaches and plenty of sunshine, it really is a beach lover’s paradise. There are lots of beaches just a short drive outside of the city, and you can hire a car in Perth with drivenow if you don’t have your own vehicle. Since [...]
A popular attraction on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia is the Peninsula Hot Springs, where natural hot mineral waters flow from deep underground into pools and private baths. The hot springs are a 90-minute drive from Melbourne and are a great place to visit if you fancy a quick pampering getaway. Since I was staying [...]
“We look like a shipwreck disaster” joked my snorkel guide as I hung on to a life belt in the ocean off the Mornington Peninsula. Of course we hadn’t been in a ship wreck, and I wasn’t in any danger. I was on the Moonraker Dolphin & Seal Swim, which departs from Sorrento Pier on [...]
The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival, held once a year in May, attracts award-winning chefs from around the world. Whether you live nearby or you’re travelling halfway across the world to join in the fun, you’re sure to find food and drink you’ve never had before. But food and drink are just the start [...]
If you plan to visit Australia, Western Australia has some incredible scenery and beautiful beaches. One of the highlights is taking a trip to Rottnest Island, which is located 18km off the coast of Western Australia near Fremantle and Perth. Nicknamed ‘rotto’ by the people of Perth, Rottnest Island is a popular weekend spot for the [...]
Australia is one of my favourite countries in the world, and it’s an ideal place for a first-time solo backpacking trip. It was where my solo journey and this blog began. On my first ever trip to Australia I bought an Oz Experience pass and travelled up the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns. I [...]
After leaving university I saved up for a 2 month trip up the East Coast of Australia. I started my trip in New South Wales, where I spent one day in Sydney exploring the all the major sights that the city has to offer. Most cities, including Sydney, are best explored on foot so you [...]
I’ve been to Melbourne several times, and it’s a great city for a night out. Known as Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne has fantastic nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs and live music venues. The city is known for producing talented musicians and bands, and there’s definitely something for people with all music tastes here. The [...]
Who is this Pommie chick?
I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.