Yes, Tasmania may not be the most obscure and unknown travel destination in the world but just like any new place, there are plenty of quirks that are always useful to familiarise yourself with before you visit. Australia’s only island state is different to any other I have experienced in Australia. To me, it is an intriguing mix of New Zealand, England and Victoria, in terms of the landscape, architecture and even lifestyle, yet it has elements that are, of course, uniquely Tasmanian. So before you pack your bags or book that ticket, here are some important and useful things you need to know before you visit Tasmania[…]
I’ve read a lot of stories and know a few people who have been travelling on their own. The majority say the main reason they do it is for the independence and freedom that it brings. As great as this sounds for some, it didn’t massively appeal to me. I’ve always preferred to go away with friends and share my travel experience with others. The main reason I embarked on a solo trip to Canada wasn’t out of any urge to get away and be free, but actually out of simply being sick of waiting for my friends plans (and the planets!) to align[...]
Hi there! I’m Tamara - a freelance travel writer obsessed with music, hiking, festivals and exploring new places. Originally from North Yorkshire, England, I’m now living in Melbourne and writing about solo adventure travel here on my website and for a few other awesome online publications.
If I had a pound for every time someone said, or insinuated, that I travel to run away from the responsibilities of adult life, well - I’d basically be able to afford an around-the-world ticket (see ya suckers!) “Are you just going to run away every time life gets tough?” said by a male friend of mine, has to be my favourite sweeping statement made to date. My initial reaction to this was naturally ‘get f*cked’ and other defensive retorts like ‘I have staying power you know’ and ‘I do have emotional strength to face issues in my life, you complete moron’. Perhaps, on reflection, I was a little harsh[…]
As my plane began descending over hundreds of acres of misty, dense forest intermittently broken up by orange-green hills and serrated mountains, I instantly knew Tasmania was going to become my favourite state in Australia. But it got better than just the untarnished scenery. On every single day of my trip, Tasmania surprised me with a truly stand-out fact that I learnt from a local or read on a information board or brochure. It was exciting - never had a place I thought I knew so much about proved me to be so ignorant[…]