Thursday, 19 October 2017

The best free campsite in Queensland - Bouldercombe - Australia Road Trip

On our East Coast road trip in Australia from Brisbane to Cairns, we stayed in what had to the be the best free campsite in all of Queensland. This was in a place called Bouldercombe.

Photo by Lindsay Wood, Itching for Hitching,

It was our third day of our road trip and we were in Rockhampton. To find our free campsites we used the app WikiCamps, which if you are travelling Australia in a van or camping, I highly recommend getting. Every night we would go on the app, find the closest site that had the best reviews, and then that would be our home for the night. In Rockhampton, there is a camp very close to the centre and close to the Zoo and Botanic Gardens that we visited (video below of that). However, it is really close to a main road and I didn't quite fancy that. The only other options meant either driving until it was dark, or driving around 20 minutes out of the way.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Town of 1770 - Australian Road Trip

This place was recommended to us by my Uncle who had previously travelled Australia. If he hadn't, I'm not sure we would have even heard of this place never mind accidentally found our way there. When we arrived, we were amazed by how stunning the view was. The quiet calm of this small town just made our day there feel even more special.

Town of 1770, Australia

Despite its odd name, this small bay is truly spectacular and a great stop off for lunch or just to laze on the sand. There were a number of different types of people visiting - ranging from families, to young couples like courselves. Although there's little around the main beach other than a caravan park, a cafe, public toilets and a number of boats anchored up, it just shows that its beauty was bringing all sorts of people, from all different generations.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Rainbow Beach - Brisbane to Cairns Roadtrip

Our first stop outside of Brisbane was Rainbow Beach. Not that far from the more tourist-y Hervey Bay, the drive to this small seaside town is unlike anything else. With rows and rows of pine trees lining the roadside as you drive through the Toolara State Forest, it was purely magically, and even slightly eerie when it was just our little van alone on the road. I was entranced by how the light seemed to change the further you looked into the dense mass of trees - I wanted to stop and wander, but at the same time I was wary. I kept wondering how easily lost I would get.

It was on these roads that we saw our first wild Kangaroo, just stood as if it was waiting to cross, with it’s baby Joey in her pouch! It was an unexpected sight, something I honestly thought we would ever see. I little like those deer signs we have back home in the UK - you see the signs, but do you ever really see the animal? It's a sight that will forever be etched into my memories.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

8-hour Singapore layover

In the middle of our 30 hour + journey to Australia, we had a layover in Singapore. Now Singapore wasn't really somewhere that was a bucket list place for me, and I didn't really have any sort of idea of what there was to do there. But when the cheapest flight to Australia included a long layover we jumped at the chance to explore this city-state.

Singapore Marina Sands SkyPark view
We landed in Singapore's Changi Airport, labelled by some, the best airport in the world. But instead of spending the 8 hours trawling around the airport (which we most definitely could have done with the amount of activities to do), we decided to venture out into the city. We were so surprised when we were researching Singapore by the size of it and how small it was. But you will soon see we hardly even made a dent in what there is to see and do, and we most definitely need to go back and make sure we get everything in.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A new chapter

I'm not really sure where to start with this post. I have been very inactive in the blogosphere recently. I had a number of posts lined up that were never finished. Something didn't quite feel right about any of them, whether it was the words on the screen or the time they were going to be posted. Social media went quite for me too - I just didn't know what I wanted to say anymore. All of this broke my heart due to the sheer time and effort I had put into my blog. However, my heart just wasn't in it anymore.

I won't talk about my mundane day-to-day movings during my hiatus from blogging - all I will say is that I was lost in the rabbit hole of finding a career. Other than that I made a new Youtube channel for Sims (here) and uploaded the odd few videos. Nothing seemed to be fitting into place, no matter how perfect everything seemed it should be.

Until something changed, and I made a Youtube video about it, and I didn't look back and now I'm here, almost 4 months later sharing videos about this decision.