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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.