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.

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How Travelling Is Like Peeling An Onion

Traveling is a lot like peeling an onion. The more layers you strip back, the more you reveal of yourself. Here I reveal how travel is affecting me mentally, physically and emotionally, 4 months after hitting the road.

10 Reasons Why Having An Empty Nest ROCKS!

I’ve discovered that there are some real advantages to having an empty nest. It’s without a doubt a fantastic change. While some see it as a Debbie Downer, I believe it’s all in the attitude. Here are the Top 10 Reasons I’ve discovered of why having an empty nest is fantastic

Why Merimbula Is On Our “Possible Settle” List

We have a list of places we’re considering for our ‘forever’ place, once we’re done travelling. Seattle. Hobart. Now, Merimbula is now on that short list. We were both completely taken by this quaint community. We write about why we loved it and why it fits completely with my long-term dream of our ‘forever home’.

43 Life Lessons I Shared With My Daughter

Throughout my daughter’s life I’ve always used thrown out the term “life lesson” when I wanted her to learn from what I was saying. Sometimes she listened. I’m sure most times she didn’t. So I wrote them down for her…

Emptying The Nest: Trying Not to Lose the Plot!

I will admit, these are trying days. It’s only days until our girl heads to Uni. On one hand, I am ready to just kick her to the kerb. On the other hand, it’s only 5 days before our daughter leaves for University. It will be like losing a limb. While I know it will be liberating for her to be on her own, it still will be a massive change for us all. Which is part of why I’ve said ‘fuck it, I’m going travelling’ rather than dealing with the pain and isolation of the empty nest.

Have You Ever Wondered About The Path You’re On?

Have you ever followed a path only to wonder if it was the right path to take? This year, I wrote a post about “Stopping the Highlight Reel”. It’s time I did that with you—to stop sharing my own highlight reel with you.

Why ‘The Perfect Life’ Made Me Miserable (and what I did about it)

What makes your heart sing? Is it a pretty house with a picket fence or is it an airline ticket with no definite return date?
Everyone’s dreams are different. It’s what makes you happy in life that’s the key. What makes your heart sing. What lights you up when you talk about it. Yeah, it took a long time for me to figure that out.

Courage in Commitment

Moving to the other side of the world is a huge leap. Leaving a secure job to travel the world is too. We’ve done both. Maybe Crazy? Courageous? Hell yes! It takes courage to make commitments like those.

Why I Feel Lost In My Own Country

After our trip to Outback N.S.W., I am reflective. I feel lost in my own country. My mental state has returned to a place I thought I left behind.

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Escape To The Country at Broger’s End

If you want the quintessential Australian country getaway, Broger’s End is it. I could sum up Broger’s End I would say: Relaxed. Settling. Eco-friendly. And, above all, peaceful. I could seriously move here.

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Let’s Stop With the Highlight Reels

It’s time we talk about depression. What makes me crazy is the mask we sometimes hide behind on social media. We put up the highlight reel, the best of our lives, for all of our “friends” to see. We need to do better.

Best Travel Moments of 2015

We’re very lucky to lead the life we do. We made travel a priority for 2015. Here are our favourite travel moments of 2015.

Why You Need to Travel To Truly Live Life

Whatever the budget, a vacation in my mind is one of life’s necessities. Call it: “Living in the New Millennium: Air. Water. Food. Shelter. Clothing. Vacation.”

Why You Shouldn’t Travel With a Tourist

While I truly believe travel is powerful and can really connects you to others, let’s be real: There are times when travel fails to do so. It’s challenging taking a trip with a tourist when you yourself are a traveller.

Sometimes Life Shows You Your Reality

When a life-changing event occurs in your life, you have a unique opportunity to clearly see what is important and reassess the life you have built.