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Current Location: New adventure - Sydney, Australia
05 Nov Posted by in Australia, Personal Thoughts | 12 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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01 Sep Posted by in Travel | Comments

How last minute UK holidays can save you money

How last minute UK holidays can save you money

There are three types of holiday makers, serious planners, predictable planners and the not-so-organised planners. Serious planners arrive back at the work on that first day, motivated, relaxed and excited to start the year. After taking a look at the memos on the desk, they make an extra strong cup of coffee and start planning...

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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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26 Aug Posted by in Reviews | 11 comments

Win a 2 night stay in Saint James backpacker hostel London!

Win a 2 night stay in Saint James backpacker hostel London!

Recently I found (and fell in love with) a new hostel in London called Saint James Backpacker Hostel and I (reluctantly – I’d rather keep it all to myself) wanted to let you discover how amazing it is yourself by offering you 2 free nights in a private room with a double bed!  For a...

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17 Aug Posted by in Conservation | 5 comments

Is Damian Aspinall a naive conservationist?

Is Damian Aspinall a naive conservationist?

In case you don’t know who Damian Aspinall is, he is a casino owner and conservationist; not a combination you read every day.  He runs the Aspinall Foundation, a British charity that works to promote wildlife conservation.  He is most famous for a YouTube video in which he visited Gabon and tracked down a gorilla...

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08 Aug Posted by in Personal Thoughts | 37 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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I’m a lousy backpacker because: I like my sleep

I’m a lousy backpacker because: I like my sleep

You know that whole philosophy of ‘you can sleep when you’re dead’ that does on the rounds online when people are trying to inspire you to get the most out of your day?  Yeah, well if I don’t sleep, you will wish you were dead because my Gemini psycho twin sister will visit; you’ll need...

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22 Jul Posted by in Conservation | 12 comments

Why conservation is much more complicated than you realise…

Why conservation is much more complicated than you realise…

This post is the first in my conservation series in which I look at zoos, sanctuaries and conservation around the world.  Please keep checking the ‘conservation’ category for more posts over the coming weeks and don’t forget to subscribe to my RSS feed to get direct updates! When we think of conservation some people simplistically...

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