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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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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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09 Jan Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 30 comments

The emotional journey to Australia Part 2: The Big Reveal

The emotional journey to Australia Part 2: The Big Reveal

I’ve written just 2 posts since I arrived in Australia 3 months ago; this will be my third and I confess that I have missed writing greatly. You may wonder what the hold up has been; after all, I’m in an entirely different continent experiencing a vast range of different situations and emotions. I have...

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05 Nov Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 13 comments

The emotional journey to Australia Part I

The emotional journey to Australia Part I

I suppose like all good stories I should start at the beginning. Except, given that I have no current direction and feel so lost, the beginning seems all but a myth. I’m struggling; greatly. In ways that words could not hope to convey. I, like many others have, are and will, am going through the...

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01 Oct Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 20 comments

Confession: I don’t want to go to Australia

Confession: I don’t want to go to Australia

Being that I write online; the internet affords me the luxury of lying or at the very least; pretending to be something or someone I’m not. And yet, despite this, I have decided to be open with you more than ever. You see, I don’t want to go to Australia. Correction, somewhere deep inside my...

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03 Sep Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 20 comments

The truth of travel, suicide & why you’ll never understand

The truth of travel, suicide & why you’ll never understand

Last week there was a death amongst the blogging community; a suicide.  Anita Mac of Travel Destination Bucket List took her own life and even people that didn’t consider her to be a close friend struggled to come to terms with her death.  Jeannie of NomadicChick and Bret of Green Global Travel both expressed their disbelief...

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30 Aug Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 38 comments

I’ve quit my job to begin a life of travel

I’ve quit my job to begin a life of travel

It’s a pretty bold title isn’t it?  Happily I can say that it’s all true.  Today was my last day of work.  After 6 years with the same soul-destroying company, I have finally quit my job to begin a life of indefinite travel. I feel like that’s all I want to say right now and...

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08 Aug Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 38 comments

A letter to my homeless father

A letter to my homeless father

Dear Dad, I knew from an early age that our story would never end well but it was Saturday 13th July that you changed our lives forever That was the day you died. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. You’re supposed to be in your teenage years when you get your heart broken for...

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09 Jul Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 16 comments

The day my world stood still with enjoyment

The day my world stood still with enjoyment

This past weekend I travelled up to London for the Summer Stampede Festival at the Olympic Park otherwise known as part of the Gentleman of the Road tour, a concept borne from and headlined by Mumford and Sons. On Saturday 6th July there was: 8 hours of sunshine 60,000 fans 5 supporting bands and 1...

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