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A Stylish Stay In Byron Bay

I first came to Byron Bay for its annual Bluesfest over the Easter weekend in 2016, and instantly fell in love with the beach side town’s relaxed vibe, busking culture, endless stretches of beach and brunch spots a-plenty. I later returned on a storm-filled weekend for the town’s literary festival, before returning to this beautiful slice of beach […]

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Why I’m Taking The 12 Trip Challenge

12 Trip Challenge

When I first moved to Australia a little under eighteen months ago, I knew very little of what was to lie ahead. I knew I’d be completing yoga teacher training with Power Living, and that I’d be living in Bondi, and sure, I had hopes and dreams for what was to come; but while some […]

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An Urban Retreat in Bondi

It was while I was at Wanderlust 108 earlier this year that I first came across Bondi Yoga House. The first of its kind in Sydney, Bondi Yoga House is an urban guest house and retreat nestled down a quiet street in Bondi, a safe yet short distance from the buzz of the beach. Offering year-round retreats, […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Reflect On The Last Twelve Months

I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while now. As soon as I was offered a sponsored job with just weeks left of my working holiday visa – and consequently knew I was in Australia to stay – I’ve been dying to put pen to paper to wax lyrical about my first […]

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My Hawaii Hit List

Hawaii has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. With six islands renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and endless beaches, palm trees a-plenty and home to some of the best surfing conditions in the world, I jumped at the chance to experience this little slice […]

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Wild Swimming in Sydney

While summer in Sydney might be officially over, with temperatures still balmy and the sun still shining, there’s set to be ample time to continue enjoying outdoor pursuits. And one of my favourite Sydney-based bloggers, the aptly named LondonerInSydney, has been kind enough to write about her favourite summer past-time; wild swimming in Sydney. Read […]

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Byron Bay Bluesfest

I came across Byron Bay Bluesfest by accident; on the final day of our yoga teacher training, one of our teachers, Emme, played a song called Depth Over Distance by Ben Howard. Having narrowly missed seeing him play at Glastonbury the previous year, I decided to google him to see if he had an upcoming […]

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Jervis Bay

Much as I love Bondi – and love it I do with every inch of my being – like all cities, sometimes, one needs a weekend away to relax and recharge. And thus it was that I went on a mini staycation with my friends Lindsey and Joe for a bit of R&R. We toyed […]

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Coastal Walking Down Under

I first found out about the Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk when I visited Sydney in 2008 with my gorgeous friend Verity. We met my now great friend Dave in a bar in the city and when I asked him for any tips on what we should do during our stay, he suggested the coastal walk. […]

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Despite having been in Sydney for almost six months now, one thing I’m yet but longing to do is climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Luckily, the lovely Vicky from Eat, Sleep, Love, Travel has agreed to write a guest post in honour of this epic adventure. Sydney in the summer is such a magical place. […]

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