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Why Traveling is the Most Important Way to Spend Money

In early 2020, I looked at my husband told him I wanted to do a solo backpacking hike. That for my birthday I wanted to get a backpack and start training and planning for it. See, I felt I just needed to get away from people. I needed to clear my head and just be by myself. Well, we all know what happened in 2020. A pandemic in case you didn’t know. ūüėČ Which meant, I was alone (alone with my husband) and had plenty of time to clear my head. So that backpacking trip didn’t happen. In fact, very few trips happened in 2020. We road tripped to a couple of places but it definitely was not the year

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Can’t Miss Australian Animal Encounters + How to Find Them

Think Australian animals are only out to kill you? Think again. This is a huge misconception about Aussie animals. They’re actually really quite amazing. Australian animals are one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Australia.  I loved the koalas and was so looking forward to holding one. They are so stinkin’ cute and I love small furry animals. When I arrived in Australia, I was shocked to learn you can only hold a koala in the state of Queensland. I was in New South Wales.  This was right after I graduated from university and was on an unpaid internship. I was only in the country for 10 weeks, and didn’t have a whole lot of money. I did find

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The Best Travel Experiences You’ll Love to Add to Your Bucket List

Do you love to travel? Are you constantly adding places to your bucket list? I get it. I’ve been there. In fact, I’m still there. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Then, with all the things being cancelled and everyone staying in, I began to wonder if my cancelled trips really mattered. However, that then raised a bigger question of does travel matter? And I’m here to tell you it does. It’s critical to my well-being personally but I also truly believe it’s critical to a well-balanced world. So Why Does Travel Matter so Much? During all the covid-19 mess, I kept seeing things on social media about how I shouldn’t complain

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Moving to Australia: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known

Living in Australia If you’ve met me, you know I lived in Australia. It pretty much comes up within the first 5 minutes of knowing me and I can’t help it. I love Australia. If it were cheaper and a closer to family, I’d still be there. I started this post 3 years ago when we were on our way back home, but never published it. I’ve decided to come back and finish it. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart: travel. I often wonder why people who have made enough money to last them a lifetime still work. Why don’t they just travel? Life out of a van? See the world? That’s what I’d

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When to Visit the Australian Outback + 10 Experiences Not to Miss

The Australian Outback is a huge part of the country. However, a lot people go to Australia and never see it. In reality, if you want to see the real Australia, then step away from the edges. Y es, the coast is gorgeous, yes the reef is amazing, yes the cities are lively, but the outback is where it gets interesting. The heart of the Australian Outback is Uluru: the largest single rock formation in the world. There’s more than just a giant rock in this area. Called “the red center”, you’ve got canyons, gorges, camels, all near the giant rock that is Uluru. Alice Springs to Adelaide The first time I experienced the outback of Australia was on a

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Best Australian Beaches and How to Visit Each One

Australian beaches were the fifth part of our 45 days around Australia.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read about the whole trip here. Part one was spent in Adelaide and Surrounds, part two in Perth and Surrounds, part three in Exmouth, Karijini, and Broome, part four in Broome to Darwin. Finally, we are on the last part of our trip. This part of the trip involved us revisiting our favorite beaches/islands, as well as hitting one new one.  To start, we hit up Moreton Island off of Brisbane. Next, we returned to Byron Bay and Noosa, which we loved during our first visit.  For that part of the trip, we did the Juicy camper van. To finish off, we returned to the Whitsundays; the Whitsundays have the best beaches in

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Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield, & Nitmulik: A 6 Day Itinerary & 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Darwin & Surrounds: What Not to Do Darwin, Kakadu, and Nitmulik were on our six-week trip around Australia as part of our outback section.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read about our whole trip here. We spent the first part near Adelaide, then Margaret River, went up to Exmouth, then made our way to Darwin via Broome and the Kimberleys. It was fantastic and I’ve loved sharing all the great parts and the not-so-great parts. When I travel, I tend to over plan, it’s just who I am. Please don’t tell me not to over plan, that just doesn’t work for me.  In fact, whenever I don’t books something ahead of time or don’t do the

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The Kimberley of Australia: 5 Can’t Miss Places You Have to Visit + Travel Tips

Part Four: The Kimberley of Australia & 5 Can’t Miss Places The Kimberley region  is the fourth part of our 45 days around Australia.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read about the whole trip here. Part one was spent in Adelaide and Surrounds, part two in Perth and Surrounds, and then Exmouth, Karijini, and Broome. Now we are up to Broome to Darwin. There is so much to share in this part that I’m breaking it up. I’ll cover the Kimberley region in the post, and my next post I’ll share all about Darwin, Litchfield, Kakadu, and Nitmuluk. This is the part of the trip I was most excited about.  There is so much rugged outback with waterfalls, canyons, and all kinds of walking trails.

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Broome, Australia & 5 Reasons You Have to Fly Over the Horizontal Waterfalls

Broome, Australia We recently finished 6 weeks around Australia and let me tell you, I loved it. If you’ve followed our trip, you know we went to some very remote places. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read the overview of our trip here. One of the areas we did was to drive from Exmouth via Karijini to Broome, Australia.  If you missed our post on Exmouth and Karijini, check it out now. Broome was so hyped up to us by Aussies and other travelers that we had huge expectations.  When we first arrived, it was pretty lackluster.  It’s a tiny beach town, it’s hot, and it’s not pedestrian friendly.  However, the longer I stayed, the more I

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Tips for Driving in the Australia Outback: Exmouth to Broome Via Karijini

¬† The¬†Australia Outback:¬†Exmouth, Karijini, &¬†Broome Exmouth to Broome via Karijini is the third part of our 45 days around Australia. ¬†If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read about¬†the whole trip here. Part one was spent in Adelaide and Surrounds, then Perth and Surrounds and now we are up north to Exmouth, Karijini, and Broome. We’ve been to Exmouth before but have not been to Karijini and we had heard it was supposed to be one of the most amazing places in Australia. ¬†We also hadn’t gone to Broome yet, which is also an Aussie favorite. ¬†Enjoy these photos of our time there. Exmouth, Australia Originally, we had thought about snorkeling with the whale sharks again, but didn’t end

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