Being a Planner

In my experience, planners are either short-term checklist-ers, long term bucket list-ers, or non planners who find freedom in lack of planning –  and if you fall under that last category, I tip my hat to you! I’ve certainly never been that person. I’ve always wished I was better at short term planning, which is one of the reasons…

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…

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…

Visiting Narnia – 100 Happy Days

Today I was looking for a fun thing to post, and I stumbled across this photo from last year. This photo definitely makes me happy. I’m not sure if you can read it, but I’m writing ‘Narnia’ in the sand – why? Because I’m standing in Cathedral Cove on the North Island of New Zealand,…