Hostel vs Hotel | A Thorough Comparison of all the Pros + Cons


When it comes to travelling, there are so many options for accommodation. Airbnb, couchsurfing, hostels, homestays, hotels and even resorts! However, in this post we will be focusing on the two most commonly utilised types of lodgings – hotels and hostels. Both serve a huge range of clientele and both have pros and cons, so […]

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Travel + Regrets | The Things I’d Never Do Again

Travelling in a safe, ethical and eco-friendly way isn’t always easy, and it is something that I know I wasn’t as conscious of when I was a newbie traveller. It wasn’t that I didn’t care about it, I honestly just wasn’t fully aware of the ways that my travelling could have a harmful impact on myself, other […]

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12 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Antarctica


Thinking about visiting Antarctica? If you are (and honestly, why wouldn’t you be?) then there are a few things that you should know about before you go. Penguin highways, biosecurity and whale alerts are just the beginning! So here are 12 things that you need to know before visiting the seventh continent. 1. Yes, it […]

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The ULTIMATE Packing List: Everything You Need For An Adventure to Antarctica


Packing for a trip to Antarctica should be fairly straightforward. You pack your cold weather clothes and voila! You are done… Except that it is not always quite so easy. There are quite a few factors to consider when packing for a trip to Antarctica, some of which you may not have immediately considered, so, […]

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What I Learnt While Travelling With My Father


After spending years travelling independently, I was a little bit apprehensive about going travelling with father for six weeks. I was worried that I’d struggle with constantly being around someone, I was worried that I’d miss my independence and I was worried that it might involve more fighting than fun. However, it turned that my […]

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Sending Postcards from Port Lockroy (and a failed polar plunge)


I first learned about Port Lockroy when I watched a doco on Netflix called ‘Penguin Post Office’ (no longer available, at least not on Aussie Netflix) which heavily featured this unique Antarctic base. Port Lockroy was first discovered by humans in 1904. It was used as a site for whaling between 1911 and 1931 before […]

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Cruising Through A Blizzard in Port Charcot


I have stated in a couple of previous posts that on my expedition to Antarctica we were extremely lucky with weather. In my mind this certainly does ring true, and on the whole I do think the weather gods did favour us, but that does not mean that it was always smooth sailing, and there […]

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Sailing Through The Spectacular Lemaire Channel


I am not, nor will ever be, a morning person. Waking up early is always a struggle. I am much more of a night owl, and I can easily stay up until dawn with no more sustenance than a cup of coffee at dinner. However, travelling challenges this side of me, as for the most […]

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The 25 Most Incredible Things I’ve Done Before Turning 25


Another year lived, another number added to my age! As I write this, I find my 25th birthday approaching rather rapidly, so instead of focusing on the bad parts of getting older (I swear I find a new wrinkle every other day) I thought I’d focus on the best parts; which of course, are the […]

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