I started a YouTube Channel

So, I’ve done something a little out of character and kind of crazy… I’ve actually filmed, edited and posted a video to my YouTube account. Honestly, it’s not the best however, my friends and I went on a small road trip and I thought why not film it? If you’re interested in small time youtubers, travel style vlogs or are considering travelling through Australia you might want to check out my video

As always, I would love to know what you think and if you have any advice let me know in the comments!

Magnetic Island, Australia

For those of you who don’t know, I’m from a town in North Queensland named Townsville. It’s a 4 hour drive south of Cairns and isn’t too well known on the tourism map. You’ll often hear of tourist driving straight through Townsville en route to either Cairns or Brisbane. However, those people probably don’t know about Magnetic Island. Affectionately called ‘Maggie’ or ‘the island’ by the locals. Only a 20 minute ferry ride away and you’re on island time surrounded by picturesque scenes and beautiful beaches. Surprisingly though in my whole 22 years of living in Townsville I can count the amount of times I’ve visited Magnetic Island on my hands. So I made it my mission to visit the Island as many times as possible this year. I’m up to a total of 3 trips so far and decided I would share some of my piccies with you guys. Enjoooooy and if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask

 

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My top 3 Favourite Travel Blogs

As you may have gathered from my blog, I like to travel. So, I thought it might be fun to share with you guys the blogs I gain inspiration from.

 

1 . World of Wanderlust

World of Wanderlust was actually one of the first blogs I ever followed. Brooke is an Australian from Tasmania and is a massive advocate for solo travelling. You’ll find major travel inspo matched with easy to read posts and beautiful photography on her site. Plus she’s extremely relatable and down to Earth. I literally recommend her blog to everyone.

2. Flying the Nest

There’s a few things I love about these guys. They love sharing tips on how they edit, they’re a cute couple from Australia, their photography is bloody amazing and they’re massive advocates for volunteering abroad. Which makes for really interesting reads and a lot of inspiration. Also, as an added bonus, they had the most beautiful wedding in Greece. So, if you’re interested in volunteering and destination weddings (or just love love), this is definitely the blog for you to check out.

3. Travelettes

Travelettes is a blog written by a group of female travellers sharing their stories and tips. They’ve got posts on luxurious travel,  adventure travel, tips on travelling to the country side, the beach, the city, solo travelling and how to reduce your environmental impact while travelling. That’s just to name a few, they’ve got just about everything.  If you’re in the process of planning a trip this blog is definitely worth a read.

Do you have any travel blogs you enjoy and would like to share? If so, please let me know in the comments I’d love to check them out

Things to Do in Bali, Indonesia

We’re all pretty familiar with Bali and it’s label as a party destination for young people. But, what if I told you it’s also the ultimate relaxation destination as well? About 2 years ago my best friend Nikki and I went to Bali for a week. We’re not big party goers so we leaned more towards the relaxing side of Bali. So I thought I would make a list of the things you can do in Bali, other than party.

*Disclaimer: Because we went before I started this blog up, there is going to be limited photo’s and they’re not going to be of the best quality. (Not that I’m a pro photographer anyway)

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The vegetarian burger from WACKO Burgers

Eat

The food in Bali is absolutely delicious and cheap. The best thing about Bali and food is that they’re really accommodating for vegetarians, as well. All you do is ask for it to be vegetarian and voila. I’m not sure how accommodating they are for vegans but they did ask us if egg was okay a couple of times… One place I 100% recommend to everyone heading over is WACKO burgers in Seminyak. The restaurant itself had a really cool vibe to it and it was across the road from Harris Hotel, which is where we stayed in Seminyak. Most importantly they had the best Veggie burger, I think, I’ve ever had.

Get A Massage

My favourite part of the trip. You can get massages for so so cheap. Just about anywhere as well. Whether it’s at your hotels spa or even down the beach. Which is bloody awesome. **As great as massages are I can not stress enough how important it is to take your health into your own hands. If you have a bad back for example, please do not get a back massage. These are not trained remedial massage therapist they can cause more damage than good.**

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Chill Out

The most important part of a Bali holiday is chilling the eff out. Everything is so chill that it just comes naturally. You can chill in your hotel room, by the pool, at a cafe or by the beach. Literally everywhere is so chill. Just relax.

Yoga

I’m not much of a yogi and I’m not very flexible either. However, I do like a yoga class every now and then and I attribute that to the first ever class I took in Seminyak. The classes at Yoga 108 Bali are instructed by people who you can tell really know their stuff and are happy to help out. The studio is really beautiful and unique as well.

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Sight See

This is an obvious one but if you can squeeze it in around all your other activities there is a lot to see. To name a few, there’s Tanah Lot temple, Uluwatu temple (there’s a lot of temples), Monkey forest and lots of waterfalls to see. Just to name a few different things.

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What to do When You’ve Booked the Wrong Flight

img_0290I’m going to set the picture here. Imagine, you’re sitting down with your (then) partner ready to book flights for your first overseas holiday. You’ve chosen a month or season you’d like to go and now you’ve just got to choose the flight. Eagerly you pick the flights and pay. Then you read back over what you’ve booked and… it’s the wrong date. You’ve accidentally booked the return flight for the next month. Now, you’re panicking and you’re not sure what to do… I’m going to stop the imagery there. Thankfully for you, I’ve made this mistake so you can learn from my mistake. It’s really a simple fix, I’ve only got two points and, yes, I know when you do accidentally book the wrong flights you won’t be looking through peoples blogs to find the answer. But, I wish I had read an article like this before it happened to me.

Do Not Panic

I cannot stress this enough. Panicking is not going to help. The less you panic the faster you can fix this. Remember this isn’t an actual emergency. I mean, it feels like it, but in reality you have, in most case, a couple of weeks to fix the problem. So stress less and stay cool, calm and collected.

Change the Booking Online

I learnt from the above scenario that it’s actually cheaper to fix the issue yourself online than to call and ask for help. Because, they will charge you to do it for you!! Trust me though it’s fairly easy to do it yourself online. I just checked Australia’s main flight companies (Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin) and it was quite simple to find out how to change your flight. All you have to search for is ‘Manage Booking’.  From there, it should be fairly easy to follow instructions. I think most companies give you the chance to change your flight at least once so it should be free to change the flight, you might just need to pay the difference.

 

So, as you can see it really is quite simple and something not worth panicking over. Of course, it’s easier to triple check you’ve booked everything correctly, but it’s nice knowing it’s a simple fix as well. Have you ever booked the wrong flights? If you have, let me know in the comments. I’d love to read your stories

New Zealand, South Island Photo Diary

When I was 19 a couple friends and I decided we were going to travel around New Zealand’s south island. Being 19 we legally weren’t allowed to hire a car, so we bussed it. It’s safe to say I’ll probably never use busses as a means to travel half a country ever again. I did get some cool photo’s though.

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A cathedral in Christchurch that was destroyed during a devastating earthquake in 2011

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We came across this bridge on a trail near Fox Glacier

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This was taken at the underwater observatory in Queenstown which I recommend everyone I talk to to check out 
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As an Australian who has never been anywhere near snow, just looking at it fascinates me 

If you have any questions about the images please don’t hesitate to ask

Photos From Bali, Indonesia

In Early February this year my best friend, Nikki, and I went to Bali. We stayed for about a week and during our trip we stayed in Ubud, Tanah Lot and Seminyak. So, in order to start off my blog I thought I would share with you guys a few of my favourite photos from our trip. I hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think.

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The Rice Fields in Ubud

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Monkey Forest, Ubud

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Probably the best view I’ll ever have during lunch. This was at Tanah Lot temple.

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Uluwatu temple

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This was taken at the Wacko Burger cafe in Seminyak. They had the best vegetarian burgers I’ve ever eaten. In fact, I still think about them…

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