Why it’s ok to travel solo

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I don’t know how many times people have asked me ‘are you travelling by yourself?’ with a look of surprise. Yes, yes I am. And it’s perfectly fine.

No I don’t get lonely or bored, sometimes I get scared in certain situations but I’ve only had a few near misses in eight years of travel. I have to take the occasional selfie – or trust my camera to another tourist. I have to be independent and find places on my own – but the journey is half the fun!

I don’t know if it’s because I’m petite or simply because I’m a woman that people are surprised I predominantly travel alone. read more

7 Scenic Spots in New South Wales

I love to explore the great outdoors. Most weekends you’ll find me searching for a waterfall, taking a hike, uncovering caves, climbing boulders, or swimming in a waterhole.

I’ve found some truly great spots across New South Wales – and many of these are off the beaten track.

Here’s a guide to the best scenic destinations in New South Wales.

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

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The most popular spot on my list in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains National Park. You can simply take a short walk to the falls itself, but I found the Valley of the Waters/National Pass trail to be a stunning way to reach the cascading waterfall. read more

The best hikes near Canberra

Canberra is left off most traveller’s itineraries for the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne and the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. But the Canberra region is blessed with a couple of very good national parks and nature reserves with well-maintained and scenic trails.

8 volcanoes to visit

I’m a little bit obsessed with volcanoes. I don’t know why, I just am. I guess because Australia hasn’t had any active volcanoes for thousands of year and I just find the idea of an active volcano so fascinating. Maybe it’s the adrenaline junkie in me that craves a little bit of adventure and danger in my travels.

In the past year, I’ve been to a lot of volcanoes. Some are active, some are dormant – and one was a mud volcano. Here’s a guide to my favourite volcanoes around the world. read more