With 48 hours, we give you a clear itinerary for making the most out of your stay in Melbourne: Where to visit, how to get around, where to stay and even a restaurant or two. Melbourne is quite possibly the best city in Australia (and I’m taking a quite the risk saying that, since I’m from Sydney!) So pack your bags! It is seriously time you visited Melbourne.
It’s no secret that Australia is expensive, but there are ways to saving money while visiting Melbourne. Here are 4 ways to keep the budget in check.
After staying in a hostel recently, I believe I’m at the point in my life when I’m over the hostel thing. I just don’t see the value anymore.
Let’s face it, road trips can be costly but they don’t have to be budget blasters. Here are 10 ways to save money on your next road trip.
While travelling indefinitely, we’re discovering AirBnbs to be invaluable. Not only do they provide space to spread out, constant WiFi and washing facilities, but some offer truly unique stays. For our Aussie 10 month road trip, we’re finding them to be cheaper than holiday parks and hotels! This is definitely the way to go!
Stingers (jellyfish) and Crocodiles are a real threat in Far North Queensland. Beaches are often closed because of one, or both, of these factors. It’s something that can be very frustrating when it’s hot and humid and you just want to dive into the sparkling turquoise water.
So where can you get out of the heat and dip into cool, refreshing water?
When booking accommodation, you now have a choice: Hotel or Airbnb. And it all comes down to providing travellers what they need – and want. Here’s our take…and what we prefer nowadays.
There are so many places in Australia to go for that “beach getaway”. Australia has some amazing locations for beach camping. There is one we’ve found however that surpasses the rest.
Canberra is an interesting place. It’s not somewhere that’s high on the tourist list, but with extended time in Australia, it’s worth a visit. It’s both a University town and the Political Hub of Australia. It’s an interesting mix. But, I have always been on the fence when it came to Canberra. I have discovered why people who live there, love it so much.
As lovely as London was, there was something about the British Museum. It could’ve been because of my love of history, but there was just something about it that drew me in.
When planning a trip to Rome, I found myself asking the question of whether we should invest the extra money on a guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum?
There are plenty of beaches to escape to in Australia. Sometimes you can find yourself asking: “but which beach?” I know. Hard, right?! But the Mid-North Coast…
I have been reading about hostels for years and for whatever reason, missed the boat on the hostel experience while backpacking through Europe in my 20s. Budget accommodation was found elsewhere, in cheap hotels or B&Bs. Yet, I was always fascinated with the concept because of my budget-travel mindset. After hearing about the Melbourne YHA (Youth Hostels Association) Metro from a number of sources, I thought it would add a different element to our Melbourne Adventure. After all, our travel mantra is “Try Something Different”.
For any travellers, there is inevitable downtime. Whether it’s sitting at an airport waiting for your next flight or cruising down a lonely stretch of highway, a good audio book serves as a great way to distract, entertain, or educate. The best ones do all of the above. Here is a list of some of our favourites we’ve enjoyed over the years.
Our latest Tip: Free Camping! It allows you to park just about anywhere your vehicle can take you. Most times, you’re free of people, noise, and light and best of all, it’s free.
The Three Sisters and Govett’s Leap in the Blue Mountains, NSW are both spectacular lookouts. Here’s why we think you need to skip the Three Sisters and head straight to Govetts Leap.
High quality campgrounds are hard to come by, especially in the Australian Outback. Warrawong on the Darling was a delightful surprise.
When doing your research, there is one golden rule when it comes to hiring a campervan in Australia: You get what you pay for.
We are using this as an opportunity to test drive the campervan as an option for our even larger road trip: Our (re) Discover Australia road trip. Here’s the process we went through to plan our Outback N.S.W. road trip.
Want a great, reliable site to book your next getaway? We’ve tried many, but these are the ones we love and use. Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Trivago…
With the smaller jaunts we’ve been taking, we’ve been testing out the apps we use when we travel. We’ve listed out the 19 apps we find we can’t live without. Many help us stay within budget too, which is always a bonus!
I’m a sucker for a waterfall. So, it’s without surprise that we made our way to the Boulder River #734 trail on our recent visit to Washington State.
Do kids today know where the eggs they eat come from, besides from the grocery store? That’s what the Sydney Royal Easter show aims to address: ‘City meets Country’, allowing the rural communities of Australia to be celebrated once a year.
You’ve heard of a “winter wonderland”. In Australia, it’s more of a “Water Wonderland”. This certainly holds true with Port Stephens.
Have you ever wanted to do something but knew you couldn’t because you didn’t have the money? Have you dreamed of a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but just couldn’t see a way through the financial maze to get there?
We are no longer AirBnB virgins! I’ve got say, we loved the experience. And, like that other experience, we had plenty of nervous anticipation…
From grunge bars, to Pike Place Market; from Bainbridge Island to finding nirvana, Seattle has it all. Join us on our 24 hour Seattle binge trip.
On a recent adventure, we decided to ‘test drive’ some new travel apps as well try out some ‘oldies but goodies’. Check out our MUST HAVE travel app list!
Humans are territorial by nature. We want our space. We need it. Most of the time, we get what we want. Camping is no different. Then, along comes the camper that thinks he/she is above all that. So, here are out tips on how NOT to be a git when camping.
There’s a saying amongst Aussie travellers that everyone should do ‘The Big Lap’. As in, taking a road trip around Australia. But is a road trip the only way – or even the right way – to see Australia? Check out our Pros and Cons List for all of the options!
Camping in the rain can be a drain because Mother Nature always has her way! By doing a little prep, your camping trip can still be a hit!
What I’ve learned about money through travel has been life-changing! Check out our Top 6 Lessons.
We’ve travelled a bit. Picked up some tips here and there. Learned from our mistakes (alot). So, here are a few quick travel hacks for your next adventure!
We’ve taken many road trips and over the years, have worked out how to do it inexpensively without feeling like we’re missing out on anything along the way. Check out our 10 Ways to Plan a Budget Friendly Road Trip.
This is an app which makes it easy to find accommodation, rentals, flights and even activities, and lay the itinerary out for all to see. Better yet, it makes it easy for people to come together, understand what their portion of the costs are AND have a really clear way to manage expenses.
We’ve discovered some unique gems in NSW for beach camping. Here are what we consider as the best of some really fantastic options available.
There are ways you can save and travel further.
Life is short. Isn’t time to plan your dream trip? Here are some ways to save money so that you can fulfil that travel dream
Finally. Travel Tips that make sense! Here are our tips for planning and packing for your next adventure.
Sydney is a destination many dream about. If you’re heading this way, here’s the local’s guide to your ultimate day in Sydney.
Long stretches of thick, white sand encase your ankles like cake batter. Crisp, salty water laps at your toes. This is South Durras.
A teenager’s perspective on Geocaching and what you need to do to get started!
Kids are connected to their devices like never before. Camping is a great, cheap way to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
Canyon of the Eagles is our favourite campground in Central Texas. If it’s not already on your list, it’s time you checked it out!
We’ve camped a lot and besides the tent, the sleeping bags and the matches to start the fire, here are the (other) 5 essentials we think you need to take camping.
Road trips are the ultimate adventure. Here are 9 simple ways to make your next road trip extraordinary!