• 8 Unique places in Australia you didn’t know existed

    What should you not miss in Australia? Here is a list of the top travel destinations within Australia. 8 Unique places in Australia and best holiday spots to visit: Pin for later 🙂 1. El Questro Homestead – The Kimberleys, Western Australia elquestro.com.au This luxurious resort is located in the Kimberly region, in Western Australia.  There are 9 suites here, all designed for couples (top of 18 guests at any one time), each consisting of incredible views. The El Questro Homestead opened in the East Kimberley in 1993, and remains a very remote accommodation option.  Accessible by a flight from Broome or Perth to Kununurra, and followed by a long…

  • 8 Online travel experiences in Melbourne!

    Have you been planning to visit Melbourne, Australia in the near future and your plans are on hold? Or has this creative city been on your wish list for some time? Here are 8 Online travel experiences in Melbourne to explore, while we remain in lock down. Pin for later 🙂 Enjoy the online world while we wait for our next overseas adventure travel experience. Yes, it’s not the same as being there in person.  You want to use all the senses, including the food smells, tastes, sounds and surrounding sights.  I compare this to my first trip to Thailand, where prior to, we watched an incredible, natural video of…

  • How to deal when travel plans are cancelled indefinitely

    We are currently very familiar with having ALL our plans put on hold and not the least, our exciting travel plans, being postponed indefinitely while COVID-19 plays it’s course. This post is to assist with How to deal when your travel plans are cancelled indefinitely. Pin for later! 🙂 Sure, it sounds like a white privileged, COVID- free thing to say ‘Ohh, I cannot fly to Noosa (hot spot on Australia’s East Coast) this year, I don’t know how to cope!’ But to many, having travel plans after putting in the hard yards to save and organise, are what keeps us motivated at times, through the daily grind. The disappointment…

  • Travel tips to discover Indigenous Australian culture

    When a Canadian friend visited Melbourne in January, I heard myself offering this advice: “Avoid the CBD on the 26th, there’ll be huge crowds, mostly due to the change the date rally for Invasion Day. It overtakes the Australia Day parade!” As the words left my mouth, I felt proud of the huge numbers who show up each year to create change. I hoped mentioning the rally would initiate a conversation on the subject with her and her travel buddy, and was unsure their thoughts, as international travellers on Indigenous Australian culture, and their beliefs. “All they need to do is change the date, still Australia Day but on another…

  • How to reserve the best accommodation in Australia

    Wondering how to reserve the best accommodation in Australia? Imagine this:  30 hours of travel time.  Arrive in LA, to pre- booked hotel, alone in your mid 20’s.  Hotel is in a dodgy area, with hardly any travellers checked in, and honestly, the vibe is creepy.  Luckily there are a couple of computers set up in the “foyer” (pre smart phone days) and you find a chain hostel within walking distance, who you quickly call and your bag is very quickly dragged along the West Hollywood street, to this cleaner, more suitable accommodation half an hour walk away.  BEFORE: Jet-lagged, confused and nervous. via GIPHY AFTER: Ready to party and…

  • How to increase Pinterest views by 800% in one month!

    How to increase your Pinterest page views in one month? I have included my story below and tips I have used to increase my Pinterest monthly views. *Update June 2020 I have reached my goal of 500K monthly viewers! I’m pretty new to blogging. I began my alternative travel blog mid 2019 and the last six months have been a major learning curve, particularly with the marketing aspect of promoting the blog, and understanding the finer details of attracting blog traffic. Progress was initially slow.  I decided on a niche, set up website hosting, Twitter and Pinterest accounts and uploaded posts as I wrote them each week. Any blogger would…

  • 7 QUICK ways to save money for your next trip!

    Congratulations! You’ve booked your next adventure, and now comes the part where you save all your pennies towards the experience of a lifetime.  Pin for later 🙂 You may be wondering how do I save money for my next trip? Instead of not eating healthily or never leaving the house until heading to the airport, here below are 7 QUICK ways to save money for your next big trip, to assist you with those extra expenses you didn’t factor into your budget (Hello airport transfers, travel insurance, extra baggage allowance! 😉). You could even set yourself a saving money challenge, to aim for your ideal budget before your trip begins.…

  • 8 Most swimmable beaches in Australia

    A recent trip to Far North QLD prompted the question: Are Australian beaches that safe to swim in?  Signs such as the below are common, but should you avoid these spectacular beaches at all costs? To assist travellers new to Australia, here are the top 8 Most swimmable beaches in Australia. Is it even safe to swim in Australia? Yes it totally is, but it’s best to do some research before deciding where to take your next dip. Here are 8 Most swimmable beaches in Australia, as a starting travel guide for your trip. There are thousands of beaches in Australia, from beaches on the Sunshine Coast to Cable Beach…

  • Budget travel tips for Australia you need to know!

    The old conundrum. We wish to travel on a budget but we also wish to experience the best the world has to offer. Pin for later 🙂 From the long term traveller to the seasonal holidayer, here are tips to INFLATE your funds for your best time in OZ and learn the best cheap ways to travel! Shuttle buses vs Uber transfersIt kinda goes against the ‘carefree traveller’ image, and I hear you say “but im experiencing life as it comes, i’m a wild and free spirited traveller!” BUT if you’re searching for cheap ways to travel, transfers are an added cost, and researching transport will not only assist to…

  • Best things to do in Palm Cove, Queensland

    Best things to do in Palm Cove, Queensland! A calmer alternative to the popular tourist destinations in Far North Queensland, Palm Cove, between Cairns and Port Douglas is fast becoming recognised as a relaxing place to chill, especially for those from the wintery, southern states of Australia, while still within close proximity to the Daintree. Pin for later! 🙂 Are you into beaches framed by palm trees, sheltered, glittering swimming pools and happy vibes? Even though the demographic is mostly older generations and young families, Palm Cove, north Australia, is not to be shunned by anyone in search of much needed down time. While it’s good to avoid the usual…