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Reviving a Regional Town One Dancing Queen at a Time

Reviving a Regional Town One Dancing Queen at a Time

Reviving a Regional Town One Dancing Queen at a Time It’s easy to imagine a small, wild west style town in the middle of America. A town that’s youth have departed, the cheer has long gone and there being no economic reason for anyone to stop by. Yet in Australia we...

A Single Lady’s Guide to Surry Hills

A Single Lady’s Guide to Surry Hills

Surry Hills may not be the first place that you think of when planning a solo lady trip to Sydney. Which is understandable as it’s a well known not well known area. When you mention it to locals they know the area rather well and just about everyone has a story about...

A Solo Weekend of Adventure in Vienna

A Solo Weekend of Adventure in Vienna

Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and one that I fell in love with. A city full of romance, coffee, and history. Each step seems to take you down another alley of history and into a world of wonder. Despite being there by myself I had an amazing time...

Where to Find The Best Coffee in Australia

Where to Find The Best Coffee in Australia

Coffee truly is a magical drink. The elixir of life is taken from these teeny tiny beans and turned into a social movement, bringing with it tears of joy and happiness. Not to mention the huge injection to the economy. In Australian alone we spend an estimated $1.1...

Is This the Best Smartphone for Travellers?

Is This the Best Smartphone for Travellers?

I’ll admit that for years I’ve been an iLady. Or as some people say a member of the i-Cult. I loved what I could do with my iPhone. How simple it was to change from one model to the next. And generally the simplicity of it all. You know it’s easy being brainwashed and...

How I Make Money as a Travel Blogger

How I Make Money as a Travel Blogger

Money. It doesn’t buy our happiness but it does buy some really vital things like a roof over our head, food on the table and flights. Things which have the potential to ultimately lead to happiness dependant on how one spends the money that they have earnt. Now,...

Reliving Our Favourite Travel Meals with Crock Pot

Reliving Our Favourite Travel Meals with Crock Pot

One of my favourite things about the travel we do is the food. Oh so much delicious food. Then there is the not so delicious food. The what are we about to eat meals. Really it’s a culinary adventure everyday. As we are currently in our not quite a nomad phase this...

How to Spend a 10 hour layover in Doha, Qatar

How to Spend a 10 hour layover in Doha, Qatar

Really what I’m saying is how you should best use your time on a really long arse layover in Doha. Flying Qatar for me really was a lovely experience but when I booked my tickets I really didn’t pay much attention to the long layover that I had agreed to. Whilst this...

The one thing that has changed how I travel

The one thing that has changed how I travel

One small thing has changed the way I travel. One thing that slips into my handbag. Comes to bed with me. Doesn't judge, doesn't throw a hissy fit and doesn't spill hot coffee on me. Weighing in at just over 200grams this thing has given me a sense of calm, a way to...

The Delight of Hiking Dove Lake

The Delight of Hiking Dove Lake

There’s a small hike in the St Clair National Park that is fairly well ignored by most people. The same people who slam their boots along the path. Who enjoy the fresh mountain air. Who brag on Instagram about the wonders of escaping reality into the country side....

The Best Women’s Boots for Hiking in Europe

The Best Women’s Boots for Hiking in Europe

Your feet are special. They deserve to be treated with love, tenderness, and care. Treat your feet with respect and they’ll pay you back tenfold. Actually, you probably won’t even notice how happy your feet are when treated properly. Squeeze them into ill-fitting,...

Hey look it’s September

Hey look it’s September

As I sat in the springtime sun, counting my blessings, I took a moment away from my latte to look at my calendar. Shit - it's September. That' right as a 33yo adult I seemingly have learned how to read a simple calendar and realised that the past few months have flown...

How to have a sugar filled staycation in Melbourne

How to have a sugar filled staycation in Melbourne

I’ve always advocated for exploring your own backyard. That there is a world of wonder that is just waiting for you to take that step into your well known wilderness. And finally I’ve taken a piece of humble pie, served with my own advice and taken a very civilised...

Glamping amongst the grapevines

About Jean

Coffee nerd | Travel Addict | Horse Rider |Adventure Racer | Donut Dame | Snow Bunny |

Currently in – Melbourne, Australia

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