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What hiking taught me about dealing with social isolation
2 months ago

What hiking taught me about dealing with social isolation

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Aside from confronting a previously untapped level of back pain, the most challenging aspect of my first multi-day solo hike involved battling the hidden depths of social isolation. Initially, walking …
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11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel
1 year ago

11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel

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April 6, 2019, marked my second year as a wandering nomad. I celebrated this anniversary by plonking myself down in my current two-cat house sit and contemplating all of my life …
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Reflecting on my most fulfilling year
1 year ago

Reflecting on my most fulfilling year

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I sit here in a cushioned alcove overlooking the lakeside village of Åre, Sweden after surviving (and I honestly mean surviving) my first three days of snowboarding. I’ve somersaulted on …
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1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?
2 years ago

1 year of full-time travel, what have I spent?

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Well, well, well. Here we are. 1 entire year of travel. I’m currently shacked up in a beautiful family home in the cozy Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, looking after yet …
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11 revelations from a nomadic year travelling Australia
2 years ago

11 revelations from a nomadic year travelling Australia

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The date was April 6, 2017, the day was a Thursday, the destination was Melbourne, and the distance was miserly. From unassuming beginnings, paying the nominal TigerAir fee to get …
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation
2 years ago

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Budget Accommodation

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You’re planning a trip. Exciting! Time to piece together something that resembles a travel budget. Flights, check. Activities, organised. Transport, sorted. Then we get to the pricey matter of where you’ll …
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9 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?
2 years ago

9 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?

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Great work team, we’ve busted through nine months of full-time travel! I’m currently relaxing in a log cabin in the middle of the majestic Grampians National Park in country Victoria; …
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The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting
2 years ago

The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting

I’ve been told (on more than one occasion) that I make house sitting sound remarkably easy. Well, there’s a reason for that, it really isn’t that hard! Once you get …
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6 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?
3 years ago

6 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?

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This time 12 months ago I had just told my old boss that I was leaving, my first ever house-sit was coming to an end, and I was preparing for …
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National Gallery of Victoria
3 years ago

National Gallery of Victoria

It takes two architectural gems in Melbourne’s south end to fit the 70,000+ works collected by the National Gallery of Victoria. Firstly, the NGV International exhibits pieces from all over …
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