• 20 inspiring travel quotes for 2021!

    Whether you are planning a trip to a nearby town, or dreaming of a specific overseas destination, here are some top inspirational travel and adventure quotes to inspire us to dream big and get planning! Although it’s been a super tough year for travel, and we are all missing travel during quarantine, some destinations are slowly re- opening for travel, or the idea of travel in 2021. Some of us are beginning to make travel plans, and move out of our comfort zone, even when we know that travel will be different for the foreseeable future. I have included unique travel quotes (I had never heard before), quotes on living…

  • 10 Best vacation books to read on your next holiday!

    When wondering what to read on vacation I usually take into consideration the need to relax (usually by a pool or on the beach!) with a light but captivating page turner. Whether you’ve been wondering ‘What books should I read in 2020?’ or ‘What books should I read this summer?’ this list includes the best book inspiration for your next vacation, from well known best vacation books and good reads to personal favorites. Pin for later! 🙂 1 The Dry by Jane Harper The Dry was the first book I read in forced lockdown in March 2020, and is the current top of my list of best vacation books. A…

  • 7 Life Changing Road Trips in Australia!

    HOW TO ROAD TRIP AUSTRALIA Road Trips are very popular in Australia, which is no surprise due to the size of the country, stunning long stretches of desert, beaches, mountains and the necessary travel between cities. Here are 7 Life Changing Road Trips in Australia to add to your future Australian road trip itinerary. Pin for later! Best Road Trip in VICTORIA 7. Great Ocean Road No ultimate Australian road trip bucket list would be complete without The Great Ocean Road. If you are planning a road trip in Australia, The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, is one of the top Road Trips and one of the best scenic drives…

  • Top 12 Bucket List activities in Australia!

    If you’re from Australia, or have been meaning to visit for some time, it’s often easy to get overwhelmed with deciding which activities to prioritise and knowing which experiences you should focus on. These Australia Bucket list ideas are a starting point for backpackers and travelers who are searching for incredible experiences and absorbing the real culture of Australia, and are planning their ultimate bucket list in life! Pin for later! 🙂 This post is also an ultimate bucket list for families and groups visiting Australia in the future, once travel restrictions have lifted. *Note, if you are postponing your trip to Australia for a future date, this list is…

  • Top Travel Bloggers Interview Series 2020: JO CASTRO

    As 2020 continues to throw challenges at us, I thought it important to interview those in a changing industry and niche- Australian Travel Bloggers. We all know travel and tourism has been pulled to a grinding halt, but as a travel blogger, there are still creative ways to connect to the world, even if it is only online. Pin for later 🙂 In these series of posts, I ask questions of some of Australia’s most influential, top Travel Bloggers for their current challenges, advice and what inspires them to continue in the current climate. JO CASTROzigazag/com Jo Castro is a travel blogger based in Western Australia. Her ZigAZag travel writing…

  • 15 Secret Beaches in Australia (you must visit!)

    Australia is known for its incredible beaches, that’s not new information to anyone. But if you’re visiting from another country or an unfamiliar area from another state, how to know where the uncrowded best secret beaches are? Pin for later 🙂 Born and bred in Melbourne, I have visited some of the super busy and best destinations of Noosa, Sydney, the general East Coast, Southern Victoria and Western Australia. I’ve also come across and been told some of the quietest, untouched and stunning, secret beaches in different states. Here are some examples of secluded, secret beaches or incomparable beach getaways in Australia. Secret Beaches in WESTERN AUSTRALIA 15. Cape Laveque,…

  • Sydney, Australia on a budget

    Sydney, Australia is the biggest and most transient city of the nation, and it is easy to see why it is one of the most popular destinations for both international and domestic travelers. Whether you are planning an extended visit or only 3 days in Sydney, you won’t be disapointed with the discover accessible beaches, bars and warm (ish) weather. This scenic city attracts all walks of life. Pin for later 🙂 Of course, due to the popularity and size of Sydney, it’s also on the expensive side. There’s a glamour to certain aspects of Sydney, and the famous Sydney landmarks but with careful consideration, it is still possible to…

  • Top Travel Bloggers: Interview Series 2020

    As 2020 continues to challenge the world, I thought it would be important to interview those in a similar niche- Australian Top Travel Bloggers. We all know travel and tourism has been pulled to a grinding halt, but as a travel blogger, there are still creative ways to connect to the world, even if it is only online. In these series of posts, I ask questions of some of Australia’s most influential, top Travel Bloggers for their current challenges, advice and what inspires them to continue in the current climate with their travel writing blogs. KATIE DRISCOLLkatiesaway.com Katie Driscoll is a travel blogger and photographer, who has been discovering the…

  • 20 Best Eats in Melbourne, Australia

    We all know one of Melbourne, Australia’s many draw cards is the huge selection of bars, restaurants, accessible fresh food, and coffee to choose from on any given day or night. With new eateries popping up left right and centre, offering dining experiences and a creative spin on your everyday dishes. Pin for later 🙂 Whether it be searching for the best breakfast in Melbourne cbd, the best dumplings in Melbourne, or the top St Kilda restaurants, how to know where to choose your next meal out (or in current times, Melbourne food delivery)? Here are some starting options below, of some of the best eats in Melbourne. These are…

  • 8 Best Reasons to Visit Byron Bay, Australia

    A spiritual and unique place to visit, Byron Bay, Australia has always been a destination for curious travellers. Since my first holiday to Byron in early 1996, I have returned countless times, with friends and family.  I also lived in Byron Bay, northern NSW as an escape from Melbourne for 2 months in the late 90’s, alternating between serving coffee in a local café, surfing and generally re-evaluating life. The quieter beaches seem like paradise every time on arrival, and the diversity of intermingled cultures provide ultimate people watching opportunities.  Snapshots and snippets of different cultures and backgrounds in the busier streets of Byron never fail to surprise. Pin for…