Ever wondered what it would be like to work on a horse ranch in the States? Maybe you've dreamed of working in a hostel or wanted to try your hand at permaculture or brewing beer. Whatever it is, you can probably find an available opportunity through a volunteer exchange program.
On the 28th May 2014, Justin and I boarded a plane for Hawaii. That was 3 years ago and while we recently returned to Australia, we were thrilled to have had the opportunity to explore the world and all her beauty. To help mark our anniversary of adventure, we wrote a letter to her (the world) to say thank you.
Let’s get one thing straight, backpacking is not glamourous. It’s not easy. It’s not always fun. Heck, sometimes I wonder why we are even doing it in the first place. This is the low-down on the reasons why you shouldn’t give up your day job.
I can’t count the number of buses of we have squished into over the past three years but, I can tell you we’ve flown approximately 11 times and two of those flights were just to leave Australia! Flying is often expensive and we like to do everything as cheap as possible. After all, what is the point in arriving at your destination and not being able to afford a beer??
This post looks at how we find the best deals and some other tips to help you save money on your next adventure.
Nestled within Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten is a small village in Argentina’s south-west. With the population consisting mostly of seasonal tourists, it is also not surprising that staple items in town are priced well above the norm for this South American country. Given this region of Patagonia had already cost us a pretty penny, we were there for one thing and one thing only…the free hiking.
Possibly the most begrudging endeavour when planning a getaway is finding the best place to sleep. We’re faced with this challenge every second day or so and thought it was time we shared our secrets!
Ushuaia really is the bottom of the world. Between there and Buenos Aires there isn’t a whole lot to see or do and the journey by the bus is long. 54 hours long to be exact. Which is why many travellers take a short cut and fly south – like we did. After our visit to Antarctica however, we wanted to see Patagonia so we were going to head north via bus.
On our recent trip to Antarctica we had the privilege of also visiting the Falkland Islands. A double decker bus, red phone booth, and the British accent were all there to greet us so for me, it was like stepping back out into country England. We only had a few hours on shore but, it was one of our favourite stops on the cruise.
Antarctica. It’s the windiest, coldest, driest, highest, and most remote place on Earth so, why would anyone want to go there?? Because despite all of these things, it is also the most indescribably beautiful place you’ll ever experience.
This is our “how to visit Antarctica” guide.
The first time I went backpacking I was solo. There was no one there to hold my hand or to point me in the right direction. I didn’t have a navigator. So what happened when Miss Independent started travelling with someone else? And how did he survive me for this long?
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we take a look at travelling with your loved one.
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