Travel Hacks
If there’s one thing that can dampen pre-holiday excitement it’s scrolling through hundreds of advice articles looking for the tips to try to save money and make travelling simpler. That’s why Fast Cover, an Australian travel insurance company, did it for you – compiling the most popular travel hacks and […]

Hack Your 2016 Holiday

“In 15 February 2016, Townsville officially marked 150 years since being declared a municipality and we want you to join the celebrations.” Throughout the year there will be many events and displays around the city to commemorate our anniversary; starting with an exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finishing with a display […]

150 Years of Townsville Settlement

Liebster Award
For those of you who are unaware, the Leibster Award has been designed by bloggers, for bloggers. It’s passed from person to person to encourage connection and support within the blogging community, and aims to discover new and upcoming bloggers. My Questions Why did you start travelling? I wanted to make my way around […]

We Got The Leibster Award

The Cliche/Ferguson Family 8
When we are not travelling, we spend time hosting couchsurfers in order to keep our link to this world and to continue to meet new and exciting people. On the 29th November Nick and I were fortunate enough to host the lovely Cliche-Ferguson family; a French Canadian couple and their two […]

Couchsurfing in Townsville; by Stéphane and Isabelle

This post is the first in a new series of posts highlighting the Townsville Heritage trails. Townsville has 3 separate trails which run through the heart of some of the cities most beautiful and significant heritage locations, from heritage listed buildings to sites of previous industry and business entities. The […]

Townsville Heritage Trail: Townsville Port

Capricorn Caves (1)
Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! It’s been 12 months since I’ve posted in the “Backpacking Queensland” series, alot of things have happened in that time and […]

Backpacking Queensland: Get lost in The Caves

The HMS Pandora, part of the Royal Navy fleet, set off from London in 1790 on a voyage to bring the Bounty mutineers to justice. The mutineers were captured and locked in what is now known as “Pandora’s Box”. On the 28th August 1791 the Pandora struck the Great Barrier […]

HMS Pandora

New years
It’s time to let go of the bad times from the last year and embrace what the future holds; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one;  a time for us to move on from the lows we have all had this past year, and get excited for […]

Happy New Years!

We visited Balgal Beach, a beautiful seaside town north of Townsville
Firstly a huge thank you to the loyal 2,000 odd readers who despite little new content over the past few weeks, have continued to engage and visit the site daily! Your dedication to our cause and loyal readership is surely appreciated! It definitely helps reinforce that writing these posts isn’t […]

It’s been a busy few months..

India Fest 7
In October we were lucky enough to attend the inaugural India Fest in Townsville, which coincides with India’s Festival of Lights. We were not sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised by the variety and ambiance of the festival. I would say it is one of the best cultural […]

Spice Up Your Life at India Fest

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As Ecuador’s third-largest city, Cuenca is no new discovery among foreigners. In fact, it’s known for being one of the best places in the world to retire to. That’s not surprising, considering the gorgeous colonial architecture and cobbled streets, the low cost of living, and the relative ease of access […]

A Stroll Through Cuenca’s Historic Centre