The Travel Bug

Do you ever associate a particular ‘feeling’ with a time or event in your life? Like the feeling you have as a child when you go to bed the night before your birthday or Christmas? Eventually you grow out of it, or it goes away, but you never forget what it felt like at the…

My Melbourne Top 10

When we first moved to Melbourne, there were a lot of things I was scared of… it was a new city, with new friends, a new church and a new job. I knew it would be difficult to settle in, but there was one thing I was sure of. It was going to be food…

The Lake District

It’s hard to describe such a beautiful place without photos, and words probably won’t describe England’s Lake District any better than my photos can – but it seemed wrong not to comment on how much I adore this place. We stayed in The Lake District for 3 nights, and while that doesn’t seem long (it certainly…

Coming Home

Sadly, the days of repacking, sink-washing and epic exploring are over. Four days ago we boarded a twenty something hour flight that would take us all the way back to Sydney, Australia. While I’m so sad that this incredible journey has ended, it’s exciting to be home. Two months is a decent length of time to be…

The Original European Dream • Switzerland • Days 19 – 33

I wasn’t rebellious in high school, but when my teacher mentioned Switzerland in a year 9 class, a friend & I couldn’t help doing some sneaky Googling. Switzerland – according to Google images – was the most beautiful & magical place that I’d never seen, & I dreamt that one day I’d tick the two…

The Hills are Alive • Austria • Days 12-19

I’ve decided that I absolutely love train travel. Not the long, uncomfortable journeys on New South Wales City Rail (or City Fail if you’re that way inclined), but the trips that last for so many hours that your body wants to fall asleep, with views so breathtaking that your eyes want to fight the rest…

A Few of My Favourite Things • The Netherlands • Days 2-12

The squeaking sound of snow under foot. Canal bridges laced with hundreds of sparkling lights. The warmth of spicy glüwein on your lips. The air of history with every upward glance and hidden in every stone wall. Europe holds much mystery, but the little that it reveals of itself thus far is enough to leave…

Winter Wonderland • Germany • Day 1 & 2

And the Europe blogging begins! Guten tag from Germany! I can’t believe this trip has actually come around. Myself, Peter and our friends Georgia & Richard started planning this trip over a year ago, and for years I’ve dreamed of frolicking through streets of snow and exploring strange and beautiful new places. The world feels…

Trust & Sunsets // Cathedral Cove

In my last post I mentioned a trip that I took with a close friend. Half way through last year, we set off on what would be my very first overseas trip. While many Australians wouldn’t consider New Zealand to be an ‘overseas holiday’, I couldn’t wait to explore the new scenery, meet new people and spend…

Vanuatu Mission: Part 3

The next day was a Sunday, and we went back to the church in the morning for a particularly special service. 7 of the local churches were joining together to celebrate the end of the year –  some of the women had told me about it the day before, and explained what they were planning…

Vanuatu Mission: Part 2

After a few hours of waiting and enjoying a beautiful Vila sunset, we headed back to the airport and took a propellor plane to the island of Espiritu Santo. To my great surprise, the plane was bigger than I expected, and I really enjoyed it despite it being completely dark outside. Sam came and picked…