Australia, Oceania, Queensland, Travel

A Guide to Australia’s Gold Coast

As Katy Perry famously said, “You can travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast.” Except, we’re not talking about California. We’re talking about the true Golden Coast in Queensland, Australia! For anyone who’s never been to Australia, you probably have a picture in your mind of what you expect it to… Read More A Guide to Australia’s Gold Coast

Australia, Expat Life, Living Abroad, Melbourne & Victoria, Oceania, Outback Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney & New South Wales, Tasmania, Travel

Ten Things You Learn as an Expat in Australia

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live as an expat in Australia? I feel like everything I read or see portrays life in Australia completely differently. In fact, if you’ve never been to Australia yourself, you probably have an idea in your head of what it’s like. You may picture… Read More Ten Things You Learn as an Expat in Australia

Australia, Melbourne & Victoria, Oceania, Travel

Great Ocean Road: Australia’s Most Scenic Drive

Since it’s basically a massive island, Australia is full of beautiful coastal routes. There’s the Grand Pacific Drive south of Sydney and beautiful drives along the coastlines of Queensland and Western Australia. But what is widely known as the country’s most impressive is the Great Ocean Road just outside of Melbourne. Living in Melbourne for… Read More Great Ocean Road: Australia’s Most Scenic Drive

Australia, Living Abroad, Outback Australia

How to Survive Long-Term Camping

Here’s a sentence that teenage me never could have seen coming. In November and December, my boyfriend and I spent more than a month camping and living out of our car. And guess what? I actually really enjoyed the experience! As someone who has always been more of a city girl than an outdoorsy person,… Read More How to Survive Long-Term Camping

Australia, Oceania, South Australia, Travel

Most Underrated City in Australia? – A Guide to Adelaide and its Surrounds

And here begins the next chapter of my boyfriend and my epic roadtrip around Australia a few months ago… After weeks of travelling through the Top End and Outback of the Northern Territory, we made our way to Adelaide. It was like a breath of fresh air to be back in a lively city after so much… Read More Most Underrated City in Australia? – A Guide to Adelaide and its Surrounds

Australia, Expat Life, Living Abroad, New Zealand, Oceania

10 Differences Between Living in Australia vs New Zealand

After being in New Zealand for almost three months now, I’ve gotten to know it pretty well. After 15 months in Australia, my visa ended, so I decided to come to Wellington next. People had told me Melbourne and Wellington are very similar, and I do see what they mean by that. But straight away,… Read More 10 Differences Between Living in Australia vs New Zealand

Australia, Oceania, Outback Australia, Travel

Highlights of the Australian Outback

When you picture Australia, one of two things will come to mind—the sprawling beaches along the coastlines or the stunning interior of the country best known as the Outback. And based on the title, I’m sure you can tell which one this post is going to be about! On our recent road trip around Australia,… Read More Highlights of the Australian Outback

Australia, Oceania, Outback Australia, Travel

Highlights of Australia’s Top End

When people visit Australia, the areas that tend to be most popular are Sydney and Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland coastline, Uluru and the dry red centre, and even the wine regions near both Perth and Adelaide. One of the regions that tends to be overlooked quite often is what Aussies know as… Read More Highlights of Australia’s Top End

Asia, Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Melbourne & Victoria, Oceania, Outback Australia, Queensland, Singapore, South Australia, Sydney & New South Wales, Tasmania, Travel

16 Places I Visited In 2016

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have so many cool places to write about! Since my last blog I took a trip to Bali and then did an epic Australian road trip from Darwin down to Adelaide, back to Melbourne and then up to the Gold Coast. But before I get… Read More 16 Places I Visited In 2016

Australia, Melbourne & Victoria, Oceania, Travel

Melbourne’s Best Hike: The 1000 Steps

One of the great things about living in Melbourne is how much there is to do outside city limits. For anyone who likes nature and adventure, one place they’ve probably been to is the 1000 Steps. The Steps are in the Dandenong Mountain range to the east of Melbourne. Like the name suggests, the 1000… Read More Melbourne’s Best Hike: The 1000 Steps