What is it like to be an au pair?

If you’re toying with the idea of a gap year, you’ve probably come across the concept of au pairing. An au pair is a live in position where you look after children in return for board and food. You will also receive a small payment (basically pocket money) of around $100 AUD per week. Reasons…

Why it’s ok to travel solo

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.…

Combatting the post holiday blues

If you’re anything like me and you’re in between overseas adventures, you’re probably suffering a serious case of post holidays blues. I was there too – until I found a way to satisfy my wanderlust at home. At its core, travel is about exploration. Getting out of your comfort zone. Trying something new. Seeing sights that take…