A day trip to Ballarat feels like taking a step back in time - something that I find doesn’t happen all that often in the state of Victoria. The most popular day trips for tourists from Melbourne seem to be places like the Great Ocean Road, Philip Island and the Yarra Valley. They’re all beautiful sites to visit, of course, but Ballarat shows off something distinctly different - a brilliantly preserved forgotten industrial history, a unique architectural spectacle and something a little more rustic than Victoria’s pristine natural attractions.
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[…]
We all have one of those friends who is forever coming up with crazy ideas. They’re the kind of people who are infectious to be around as they brighten up the dullest of days. But there are probably only a few of us who have friends that regularly action their far-fetched ideas. Well, I appear to be one of the lucky ones. Let me introduce you to my good friend and ultimate travel inspiration, Aled Davies[...]
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[…]
Hi there! I’m Tamara - a freelance travel writer obsessed with music, hiking, mountain views and of course exploring new places. Originally from beautiful North Yorkshire, England, I’m now living in Melbourne (at least for now!).
On this blog you will find a mix of informative guides and practical advice about destinations I have actually been to, light-hearted personal travel musings, themed playlists and of course some good old travel inspiration.
Regardless of what posts spark your interest, thank you for stopping by and I hope you find my content both useful and inspiring.