Finding Jobs & Housing in Australia: The Struggle is REAL

The undercurrent of discrimination towards backpackers here is coming as a shock. It’s not really noticeable at first because Australians appreciate the tourism and economy boost that backpackers and travelers bring to the area. Day-to-day Australians are super nice and totally welcoming. But any potential employers and real estate agents are so so untrusting of us. I […]

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Two Month Update

It’s been two months! Here’s a list of random thoughts/things I’ve noticed over the past few weeks that I’ve been keeping on the notes section of my iPhone for your reading entertainment. Two months later and I think I’ve only just gotten over the dehydration from the flight out here. Not being dramatic. I would […]

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VIDEO: 4WDs ON FRASER ISLAND (AND MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT VLOGGING)

Holy cow have I had a hard time uploading this video! Wi-fi in Australia gets 2 big thumbs down. Fraser Island on the other hand gets all the thumbs up haha. Hands down the best weekend we have had in Australia so far! From speeding down remote beaches in our own 4WDs, a scenic sea […]

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WE FOUND AN APARTMENT!

I have been waiting to post until I have good news… I didn’t realize I was going to have to wait this long!!! There is SO much to catch up on and now that I feel like the wait is over I have a lot of posts coming up! I still haven’t written about Fraser […]

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Where We Stayed: Australia

During our time backpacking the East of Coast of Australia Lewis and I stayed in a wide variety of different types of accommodation. Everything from Airbnbs to luxury hotels to campsites to some seriously budget hostels… here is a comprehensive list of everywhere we stayed and our rankings of the experience. New South Wales: Vilma’s […]

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Backpacking Australia’s East Coast: Barrington Tops to Noosa

Hi! It’s been a while! I have officially been traveling for one month now. We’ve done loads since I last did a post. I’ll try and pick up where I left off. After Barrington Tops we stayed at Spot X Surf Camp for one night in little teepee right by the ocean. The views there […]

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VIDEO: HUNTER VALLEY & BARRINGTON TOPS

The first day of our Loka East Coast OZ road trip was so busy! Our first stop was the Hope Estate in Hunter Valley for a wine tasting and quick tour. From there we drove to Barrington Tops where we stayed at the Twistops Retreat–an incredible property up in the hills. We went river tubing […]

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VIDEO: COOGEE TO BONDI & BLUE MOUNTAINS

A quick video of some of the awesome hikes around Sydney I did before I started the road trip up the East Coast of Australia. First bit is from the Coogee to Bondi coastal path in Sydney and the second is from The Blue Mountains hike about a 2 hour train ride from the city. […]

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