How Do I Manage to Travel Full Time-.FI

How Do I Manage to Travel Full Time?

I see myself as a digital nomad. One who writes fiction, writes about amazing travel experiences and, through my photography, offers another, wonderful way to share the world as I go.

I answer the most common questions I receive while on the road, as to how I manage to travel full time.

Cockatoo Island

Why Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s Secret Gems

While most Sydneysiders know about Cockatoo Island, few have ever visited, let alone stayed overnight. I was one of those people. I’d been by countless times on the Rivercat (ferry), gazing up to the heritage buildings, wondering about the history and the secrets from long ago. But I’d never set foot on Cockatoo Island. So, when the opportunity came along to go glamping on Cockatoo Island, I jumped at it.

Perth. It's worth going the distance. FI

Perth. It’s Worth Going the Distance.

Yeah, Perth seems like a long way to go, especially if you’re in Australia for a short time, but after finally getting there myself after too many years, I can tell you with great certainty: It’s worth going the distance. Perth is what Australia used to be like, the Australia I knew growing up. Lovely, friendly people. Big town atmosphere. Easy to get around. No stress. Easy living. And then there is the amazing history, culture and natural beauty that is all so accessible.

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A September Day on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island. The water was turquoise, with patches of a deep cobalt blue where seaweed lay beneath the surface. It was a sight I’d never seen before, despite my extensive travels.

6 Unbelievably Stunning Spots on Australia’s Southern Coast

If you’re looking for some of the most stunning coastal places in Australia, I have some hidden – and not so hidden – gems for you. As part of our (re) Discover Australia road trip, I have been left breathless with much of the coastline Australia has to offer.

Top 10 Essential Carry-On Items

I’ve travelled for years and I’m always curious what people take in their carry-on. So, here’s mine: What is always packed in my carry-on.

What’s On My Road Trip Music Playlist?

Everyone has their favourite playlist when they are on a roadtrip. I have a playlist that kicks off a roadtrip, but when I’m settled in, this is the playlist I reach for. I’m bound to catch some flak for some of the choices but I don’t care. I can sing them at the top of my longs because they are songs I LOVE. Some oldies, some current hits… all good stuff.

DIY Food Tour of the Margaret River Region

DIY Food Tour of the Margaret River Region

While the region is popular, it’s not only for the wine lovers. It’s foodie heaven. There’s local farm produce, down to earth goodies and gourmet offerings all over the place.

Travel Journal: Art, Food and Beauty in the Yarra Valley

What was a curious interest in the area, turned out to be interesting days of exploration. What a delight the Yarra Valley turned out to be! We even extended our stay. We headed onwards from there to Ballarat where I shared some of Australia’s gold history with Rich.

How Not To Lose Your Shit Travelling With Misophonia

I have a condition called Misophonia.

I didn’t realize I had it until I was in my late thirties. I mean, I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know there was a name for it. Misophonia is a condition in which a person reacts extremely negatively to certain sounds that most people take little or no notice of.  It’s not easy to live with, let alone travel with. Here’s what it is, how I deal with it, and where to find support.

Travel Journal: (Re) Discovering Phillip Island

While there’s more to Phillip Island, the highlight are the penguins at Penguin Parade. Yes, even over those Hemsworth boys. After a great trip prior with Nat, I was excited to share the experience with Rich. While it was memorable, not all of it was in a positive way.

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Why Housesitting Is Great for Long Term Traveling

Knowing we wanted to travel for as long as we could, we knew we had to find some way of keeping expenses down. No five star hotels for us. A fellow blogger told me how she saves a bundle with her long-term travels by housesitting around the world. After being on the road awhile, with a number of housesits under our belt, we share our experience.

Ultimate Proven and Tested Camping Checklist.FI

Ultimate Proven and Tested Camping Checklist

Camping is part of our frugal plan for travelling the world. It’s a great way to be outdoors, enjoying nature, while keeping the costs under control. We were constantly forgetting something though, every time we camped. One time it was the rubber mallet to bang in the tent stakes. Never again. Here is THE Ultimate Proven and Tested Camping Checklist.

The Wonder of Wilsons Promontory

Travel Journal: The Wonder of Wilsons Prom

It’s amazing how different something looks in real life. Even Google couldn’t deliver the amazing reality of Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. The place was stunning. It made the photography in me have very itchy fingers. From whales, to wombats, to meandering hikes. We indulged in a cabin, which we were thankful of when a massive storm blew in, but I can see camping here for a while too.

Crossing the Nullarbor

Crossing The Nullarbor – It’s Not as Scary As You May Think

Before we began our trek across the Nullarbor, the great expanse of desert that connects South Australia to Western Australia, I had heart palpitations. I had this massively inflated image of being remote and the possibility of being abandoned for days. I expected to feel isolated on the Nullarbor.

It couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Travel Journal: Life Changes

The latest Travel Journal Entry: Canberra for this trip was different. Rich and I had some shopping to do and preparation for Natalie’s birthday. Our girl was turning 18th. Life Changes.

Unforgettable Kangaroo Island

The Unforgettable Kangaroo Island. A Must For Your Australian Itinerary.

To say Kangaroo Island is exceptional would be an understatement. It’s one of Australia’s hidden gems, although it is gaining a lot more notoriety due to their award-winning restaurants, lodges and produce. We spent three amazing days on KI and it’s a place that has lodged a place deep in my heart. It has character, charm not to mention scenery that will blow your mind. And, as I said to Rich, I’ve not seen so much Australian wildlife in one concentrated area – in my life. If this place isn’t on your Australian Itinerary, you need to add it. Seriously.

9 Things To Know Before Heading to Australia

9 Things To Know Before Heading to Australia (So You Don’t Look Like An Idiot)

While Australia may seem laid back and easy to navigate, I’m here to set your expectations and give you some inside tips. The last thing you want is to look like an idiot because Australians will ‘take the piss’ out of you if you screw up.

I’m here to give you the insider’s guide, as it were. I share with you about distances, costs, give you a language guide, guide you to the best places to find the wildlife, help you navigate our way of life, including our sucky internet, and provide some other links to help you plan your trip.