Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers

Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers - (8.5/10) 22 Spectrum St, Rainbow Beach Queensland, Australia Date January 2018 Length of Stay 4 nights Room Type 4 bed dorm Cost $25 pp/night (Booked as part of Fraser Island tour) Atmosphere: 9/10 Everyone at Pippies Beachhouse was in a happy, positive mood; either hyped up for their tour to Fraser Island... Continue Reading →


Roommate Diaries – Episode One

Welcome to The Roommate Diaries! This new series of blog posts will describe some of the (not so normal) roommates and other hostel guests we've encountered during our travels. We have made this completely anonymous and haven't included anyone's real name or the specific location we met them, instead, choosing a nickname that may help... Continue Reading →

The Final Straw.

Growing up, I was always conscious of my footprint on the world; I hated waste, with a passion. My mum brought me up to eat everything on my plate (especially if I wanted dessert), and if I really couldn't finish it, I'd have to scrape off the plate into the bin myself. It gave me... Continue Reading →

Six Months of Backpacking

I almost missed it, if I'm being perfectly honest. I've stopped checking my phone for the time or date, and I most definitely couldn't tell you if it was Monday or Friday. Time is no longer relevant, and I'm enjoying being off the clock. As it turns out, it has officially been six months since... Continue Reading →

50 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Travelling has changed my life forever; it has made me more independent, responsible, honest and thoughtful. Along the way I have encountered many different kinds of people, who taught me about their languages, culture and history, as well as acceptance and open mindedness. I have experienced every range of emotion, and pushed myself to break... Continue Reading →

Noosa Heads YHA

Noosa Heads YHA - 8.6/10 2 Halse Lane, Noosa Heads Queensland, Australia Date January 2018 Length of Stay 3 nights Room Type 4 Bed Dorm Cost $36 per person, per night (We used our YHA e-packs) Atmosphere: 10/10 This 1880s National Trust and Heritage Listed guesthouse is both a hostel and a restaurant. Set up a... Continue Reading →

A Weekend With Mad Monkey Cairns

Matt and I spent most of last November trying to come up with a rough itinerary of the things we wanted to do and places we needed to see in Australia. There were a few obvious stops, including Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Cairns. As we began researching vans, activities, travel companies and hostels, we... Continue Reading →

Coffee Iconic.

Coffee Iconic - $$ - 9/10 Coffee - Baked goods - Toasties and Croissants 340 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 On our first day 'in The Forgotten City' (Brisbane), we drop our bags at the hostel and decided to explore the city. It's something we do in most big cities when we arrive, so... Continue Reading →

Under The Sea

The Great Barrier Reef has always been on my bucket list. I remember learning about it in school, and was amazed at the beautiful colours and variety of marine life. It has certainly been on my mind over the years, as updates on the Reef becoming increasingly bleached and dying has made major headlines. We knew... Continue Reading →

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