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England has always been a very special place for me; my mother is British, my grandparents still live there, and I made my first trip there at 6 months old. I’ve been lucky to go back 15 times since then, every time visiting the lovely Cleethorpes, most times visiting London, and always finding somewhere interesting in between.


Queuing at Wimbledon: How To Get Into Centre Court (and Have Fun Doing It)

Nobody queues quite like the British, and nowhere do they do it better than at Wimbledon. This oldest of Grand Slams has moved into the 21 st century in leaps and bounds in the last 10 years with a highly-publicised move to equal prize money in 2007 and a brand-new roof on Centre Court to…

My 13 Best Photos of 2013

It’s the time of year that all bloggers start trotting out their “best of” posts to show off what they’ve been up to during the year. Since 2013 was quite an eventful year for me–one where I quit my job and travelled to 13 countries, only 4 of which I’d visited before–I felt that, of…

My Next Challenge: The Three Peaks Challenge…Twice

This week, I won’t be posting a Photo of the Week. Instead, I have an announcement that will hopefully result in many more photos in a few months’ time! In May of 2007, I took on a challenge. Only a few weeks after finishing my final exams, I was on my way up Snowdon, the…

So I Quit My Job…

I’ve been itching to tell you guys something for a while. First, visa restrictions got in the way — specifically, the clause in my Australian 856 permanent residency visa that said that if I quit my job within 2 years of getting my visa, I could face an investigation and possible loss of my permanent…

Six Months of Instagram: Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how much I love Instagram. I had stopped using my phone for photos prior to Instagram; I just didn’t see the point when I usually had a better camera with me to record the moment. Now I have thousands of photos stored on my little memory card, many…

My Travel Plans for the Rest of the Year

At the end of June, I went down to Sydney for a day of blog conference mayhem at Nuffnang Blogopolis. I had a great time and met a lot of really interesting people that I hope to be able to meet up with again soon. It really inspired me, not only to improve this blog…

Concussed in Winchester

In June 2004, I went to England with my family on our biennial trip to visit my grandparents. All through the 90s and early 2000s, going on one of these trips meant six fun-filled weeks in the British Isles during which we spent time in the seaside town of Cleethorpes, went to London to visit…

Do I Go Back Or Do I Go Somewhere New?

Every time you book a trip, there is a choice. Do you go back somewhere you’ve been before or head off somewhere new? Sure, for a lot of people this choice doesn’t even register. Why go somewhere you’ve already seen? Surely it’s changed and just isn’t as good as it used to be. Plus, there’s…

My 7 Super Shots

I have really enjoyed seeing the HostelBookers “7 Super Shots” meme going around the travel blogging community. It really shows off what great photographers these bloggers are as well! Even though I haven’t been nominated, the meme got me thinking. What photos did I have that would match each of the categories? This got me delving into…

Where Did I Go In 2011?

My 2011 would not have been considered a very busy travel year for a full-time traveller, but it was a busy travel year for me since I did it all in my allotted leave from a full-time job. That’s yet another upside of living in Australia: it’s legally required that we get 4 weeks of…

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