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Current Location: New adventure - Rural Victoria, Australia

*website currently undergoing an awesome re-design*!! Welcome to Reclaiming My Future - Learn from the past, live in the present and aim for the future!

Reclaiming My Future is a site for solo budget backpackers with particular focus on Africa and Asia. There are hints and tips, travel stories and inspiration to get you going on your own adventure. Want to know more? Then head over to my Who am I page or get in touch!

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It’s ok: To feel lost in life

It’s ok: To feel lost in life 'It’s ok'  is a new series I’m starting where I discuss the more difficult aspects ...

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How to save money to travel AND buy things

How to save money to travel AND buy things How to save money to travel Everyone talks about the need to save money to ...

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Letter to my passport

Letter to my passport Dear Passport, This week, after 10 years of being friends, it was time for you ...

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I changed my life, you can too

I changed my life, you can too For those of you that have read my story, you'll know a lot of ...

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01 Jul Posted by in Travel | 5 comments

Photobox canvas giveaway!

Photobox canvas giveaway!

You don’t have to be a traveller to love a good photo and so I’m super happy to bring you a giveaway in partnership with Photobox! Enter this contest and you’re in with a chance of winning a classic canvas (size 50.8 x 40.6cm) with your choice of photo; who doesn’t enjoy something free and memorable?!...

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On quitting travel blogging & what’s next

On quitting travel blogging & what’s next

Firstly – did you miss me?! Doubtful. With the amount of travel blogs and sites out there on the ole interweb, I doubt my silence even registered. However, that’s about to change (I hope). You see, there’s been a good reason for my silence. Well, 4 good reasons in all honesty. My health. If you’ve...

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26 Mar Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 19 comments

The day you get told you have an incurable illness…

The day you get told you have an incurable illness…

There are a great many things in life that we can control. What we eat, what we say, what we do; the list is endless. But one thing I have recently discovered is that health is never really in our control and can change in an unspeakably horrid instant. A little over 3 weeks ago...

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13 Mar Posted by in Australia | 6 comments

Sydney observations from a first-timer…

Sydney observations from a first-timer…

After spending the last five months in the sunny part of the world, I’ve noticed a few things here and there that I thought were funny, weird or just interesting and so wanted to share my Sydney observations for your amusement… People - If you think Australia is just white people and aboriginals you’d be...

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22 Feb Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 18 comments

The very abrupt ending to my Australian adventure

The very abrupt ending to my Australian adventure

And so, dear readers, I write to you with the news that my Australian adventure is coming to an end through need rather than choice. A lot has happened since you last stopped by. Despite saying I was ready to leave the city and country by the end of February after my work contract ended,...

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