How to Save Money For Travel

Posted on February 10, 2016

One of the first questions that pops up in almost everyone’s head when you want to travel it how to get the finances together. I know that was a major issue in my case and also the reason I started saving for a year before I wanted to take off. I’ll just come out and say it, I kind of suck at saving money. Even though this is not my best quality, I was still able to save quite a bit of money by applying a few simple rules. So now, without further ado, here are my top tips to save money for travel! Continue Reading

Jervis Bay, Australia

Posted on February 2, 2016

Back when I was still in Belgium and only dreaming of far-away countries such as Australia, my friend, Tinne, was already wandering this magnificent world. Well to be honest, we weren’t friends yet, but that was about to change. While being ‘at work’, my eye often wandered to her travel blog (which is amazing) and this post about Jervis Bay caught my attention. I always thought I had to visit this beach and now, two years later, I finally had my chance. Continue Reading

My Australian Road Trip Soundtrack

Posted on January 11, 2016

When you’re driving around a country the size of Australia, which is bigger than Europe in its entirety, a well-curated road trip playlist is a vital part of your journey. Any memorable road trip stands or falls with unique locations, inspiring people and flawless entertainment. Having driven from Darwin down to Perth and from Perth all the way to Melbourne and back up to Brisbane, I’ve gotten to know a thing or two about what it takes to keep you going (we’re talking 4000+ km’s). You need tunes to wake you up in the morning, tunes to remember all those great moments and tunes to enjoy the sunsets you drive past. And when all else fails and you’re sick of those songs, you will need some good podcasts. Continue Reading

The Magical Land Of Karijini National Park (+ A Four Day Itinerary)

Posted on January 4, 2016

Happy New Year to you all! Before it gets colder back in Europe, here I am to deport you back to summer and the magical land of Karijini National Park. After traveling through Australia for more than half a year, many Australians ask me what my favorite place in the country is. Always a difficult question to answer because so many spots have stolen my heart, Exmouth and its amazing beaches, the north of the country and its magnificent gorges and animals (crocodiles, hello!), the warmness and laid-back attitude of the Australians or the long scenic rides that keep changing every 100 km. Getting past the beauty of Karijini national park, however, has not happened yet. Let’s say it might even have become my new Flores. The east of Australia might be the most visited side of the country, but the side that will leave you dreaming for years to come is the west. Continue Reading

‘TIs The Season To Be Tanned: Christmas in Australia

Posted on December 22, 2015

You’re getting ready to warm up with some hot chocolate as the temperatures are lowering and the nights are becoming longer. As that first layer of snow falls, you’re planning secret Santa with your family and getting into the Christmas spirit. This is what I love. But oh wait, that’s not my reality this year (even though I heard it’s not cold in Belgium either). I’m traveling in Australia and will have to go a second year without my family this Christmas. Last year I still had a bit of cold in the mountains of Darjeeling, India, but this year I’m in full summer mode. That means water slides, barbecues, cold salads, air conditioning and walking around in flip flops and shorts all day, every day. This leaves me with the feeling of a shoe that doesn’t quite fit. Even though it is a reality for everybody living in the southern hemisphere, summer and Christmas do not seem like the most obvious match to me. Continue Reading

Update From The Wild West

Posted on November 9, 2015

Time for an update of my travel through Western Australia, the largest state in the country. Since I’ve travelled down from Darwin to Perth, I’ve driven between 4500 and 5000 km, which is about the same as driving from Brussels to Iran! I’ve seen the ocean and finally swam in it (in the Northern Territory this is not possible), I spotted Southern Right whales and Humpback whales in the wild, I climbed a mountain, celebrated my birthday in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, tasted world class wines, I can’t even count the amount of times that I’ve seen the landscape change, I’ve traveled around in a 4WD, a stationwagon and a van and I’ve decided that I’m not ready to leave this country in the near future. Currently I’m in Perth, one of the most remote cities in the world and I’m gearing up to head back into the outback. Perth is a great city, however I don’t feel like I have explored it to its full potential. Traveling through Australia, one of the necessities is having a car, which I don’t. But if all goes well, that changes in the next few days. I’m on the hunt to buy my very first car! Yes, you read it correctly, I have had my license for 10 years and never had a car of my own. Many Australians will have their mind blown by this statement. Just one of the cultural differences between Europeans and Australians. Continue Reading

Hello From Australia!

Posted on August 3, 2015

I finally made it to Australia, it has been a dream over 10 years in the making and I can honestly say I still can’t really believe it. After graduating some years ago, I was looking into flying across the globe but I got a job at a well-known fashion house and temporarily let go of the dream. However while I was working, I always felt Australia was calling out to me. A few months ago, the stars aligned and I saw my chance to leave Belgium. With a little detour through Asia (if you can call six months a detour), I have fallen in love with travel and finally reached the main attraction, the Land of Oz! Continue Reading