As soon as I got a smiley Fijian welcome from a group of big strong men wearing skirts and flowers behind their ears I knew I was on to a good thing. Massive smiles, guitar playing and a really chilled out attitude to life. Everything runs on ‘Fiji time’.

I’m sat hiding in my 10 bed dorm only metres away from a fate worse than death for me, a night of forced fun. I like to have fun. Over the years I’ve had like so much fun, I promise. But when you’re all sat having a bite to eat, super relaxed and enjoying, Read More

When I landed I was still head over heels in love with Asia. I don’t think I was quite ready to face the western world again. The quiet hit me and the space too. It definitely wasn’t a bad thing but I needed to adjust. Australia’s a country I’d always dreamed of living and, Read More

Firmly in the tropics the humidity hits you as soon as you land in Cairns. This remote holiday spot has a lot going on. For me it was all about good food, great beer, saying goodbye, lazy walks along the coast, thought-provoking art and a gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. But I didn’t, Read More

Spearing fish (well trying to) whilst wading knee deep in Cape Tribulation’s Mangroves on a monumental hangover and 2 hours sleep wasn’t up there with the most tranquil activities I would have picked to revive me from my night of hedonism. But it happens to be one of the best cures out there!

The Whitsunday Islands have always been a place of fantasy for me. The kind of mythical faraway land that you see in social media posts by travel companies. White sands and turquoise seas, almost so bloody perfect they can’t possibly live up to the almost definitely photoshopped images that get banded about.

I’m pretty sure this is where I had my first Australia aha moment. Flying down a ridiculously long beach on the island made of sand in a 4 wheel drive, music blaring, rolling waves chasing us as the tide came in. I’ve never felt so free (on land) in my entire life.

Checking into a hostel for the first time since I landed in Oz was a bit of a weird one. I got here just before Christmas and have mostly been taken in by friends, a few nights in a hotel, a cottage and a few weeks of living in a campervan. I looked around, Read More