How To Get A Head Start On The New Year

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Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas filled with good vibes, laughter and of course yummy food!! I spent a few days with my family here in London, and although I missed my family back home in Australia, I had so much fun! From board games and Christmas crackers, to guess whose present is under the tree (some of the tags had mysteriously disappeared haha) it was definitely a Christmas I’ll never forget. 

But now that Christmas is over, and trees are being placed on front lawns, ready to be collected and disposed of, means we’re getting closer to a brand new year. Which although sad, is also exciting, because that means another 365 days of new adventures!

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9 Things Likely To Happen During Your Solo Travels

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I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!! I just love this time of year, and because I’m super organised, I already have all of my Christmas gifts sorted. Even one’s for charity! Yep, that’s me, completely done. I tend to buy things throughout the year when something catches my eye, leaving only a few bits and pieces to purchase November/December time. It just makes the whole gift buying process completely stress free. Well, apart from the wrapping part. I’m not the best gift wrapper around, so I may just cheat this year and buy a bulk load of gift bags. What does everyone’s shopping look like? You highly organised like me, or a last minute shopper?

Ok, so completely unrelated to Christmas and the reason we’re all here (I know I know, Christmas chat is way more fun), I wanted to share with you some situations you’re bound to encounter at one point or another during your solo travels and how to deal with them. Because although travelling solo gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment and self fulfilment, reality is, it’s also a lot of hard work and more often than you’d like, you find yourself in uncomfortable situations.

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The Art Of Dining Solo

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Hey all, I hope your weekend has been a fabulous one! I just had the most incredible spinach and ricotta ravioli at this little Italian place, mmmmmm delizioso. During my meal, I was talking to a friend and we got onto the topic of dining alone. As a solo traveller and someone who is quite comfortable doing things independently, I was telling her how easy it actually is, and after giving her some tips, she was on board to try it out. So then I thought, why don’t I share those tips with you all, because it’s easier than it looks.

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28 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re An Aussie Living In London

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Good morning all! How has everyone’s week been? Fabulous I hope. Mine had been pretty average, but a good one nonetheless. So, I’ve been living in London for over two years now and I’m still finding that people either have no idea what I’m saying, or I’m using the wrong words in the wrong context. Like the other day for example. I said to colleague that I wish I had worn pants (i was in a dress and the temperature was cooler than I originally thought) and she gave me the strangest look. After a few minutes, I realised that pants to me is trousers to her. Whereas pants to her is actually underwear to me. So basically, she thought I wasn’t wearing any underwear. 

I’ve always thought I’m pretty good at adjusting my words to the country I’m in. But the more I travel, the more I seem to get them jumbled up. Like pants for example. I feel like the words of my vocabulary nowadays are a mix between Australian, British and American. I’m surprised anyone can even understand me! So for more of a lighthearted post this week, I wanted to share with you the noticeable differences I’ve found between the UK and Australia. And of course, those words and habits that I just can’t shake.

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Solo In Salzburg: The Best Things To Do On Your Own

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Hey everyone! Firstly, apologies for this post being so delayed. For some reason I’ve been doing everything BUT making time to write it. But here I am, and I’m super excited to share my amazing trip with you all. From exploring the old town and making apple strudel, to visiting the Sound of Music filming locations, Salzburg was one visual treat after another. My camera was practically glued to my hand the entire trip, so for this post, I’ve decided to do more of a photo diary.

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