Author archives: Tamara

5 Must Do Hikes in Tasmania

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The hiking trails in the Australian island state of Tasmania have been voted as some of the world's best by travel publications such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Tasmania is widely celebrated as one of the most rugged and least explored places in Australia, many tourists flocking here intrigued by it’s wonderfully conserved wilderness and su[...]

A Kind World: A Collection of Short Stories From Backpackers

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In a world full of negative media and the tendency for a depressing spiral of doom and gloom to emerge after the Christmas period, it is important to expose yourself to a little positivity every now and again. If there’s anything that makes us Travelettes feel happier about life, it’s reading about travel. So what better way to spread some cheer than by r[...]

A Guide To The Most Photogenic Spots In Melbourne

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Photo opportunities in such an edgy and colourful metropolis as Melbourne need only the slightest of creative eyes to completely embody the energy of this incredible city. The art, multiculturalism, music and architecture provide a wealth of interesting and ever-changing subjects to capture, both in the CBD (central business district) of Melbourne and be[...]

10 Observations from a Brit in Australia

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It’s been four months now since I made the move from the UK to Melbourne. With native Australia having been invaded by the British in 1788 and us flooding over in the masses ever since, you may think that despite the huge distance between us both, the cultural differences would be minimal. To a certain extent you’d be totally right - it’s probably one of the[...]

10 Airbnb's Around The World We're Lusting After

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Airbnb’s are the affordable homes away from home that we just can’t get enough of. It’s not only the fact they’re a fraction of the cost of other accommodation options either. There’s something distinctly welcoming and authentic about staying in a local's home - an intangible personal touch that mass produced chain hotels will simply never be able to match. [...]

9 Ways Parents Can Support Their Kid's Decision to Travel Solo

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The realisation that your child is now an independent adult who’s life no longer depends on you doesn’t get much more abrupt than watching them disappear to another country, completely alone. Although I’m not a parent, I totally get it - parting with a child to go abroad who you have devoted your life to nurturing and guiding through life’s ups and downs,[...]

No – Us Travellers Weren’t all ‘Born’ to Travel

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It’s a cliche I hear in the travelling world all the time. People who declare that they were born to travel. They were brought up strapped to their mothers back hiking mountains in Nepal, nay – practically squeezed out in the depths of the Amazon, midwifed by Yanomami village elders. Travelling to foreign lands is for some people all they’ve known gro[...]

12 Alternative Ways to Choose Your Next Travel Destination

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I’m the kind of traveller who enjoys a well planned trip as much as a spontaneous and, at times, a recklessly disorganised one. I take enjoyment from approaching my decision-making differently each time I go away, revelling in being open to different influences and inspiration before I book. But with a travel bucket list constantly overflowing with potent[...]