Travel Tips: My Plans for Budget Travel to New Zealand’s South Island

Travel Tips: My Plans for Budget Travel to New Zealand’s South Island  In early 2014 I traveled around New Zealand’s North Island for 3 months on a tight budget. Before I went I worked out several methods to keep my costs low, even though NZ is actually a very expensive country, on par with Europe, …

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My Super Low Costs to Travel Around Australia for 2 Months

My Super Low Costs to Travel Around Australia for 2 Months  After traveling around New Zealand on a tight budget for 3 months earlier this year and then coming back to Australia for 3 months, I’ve discovered that Australia is even more expensive than New Zealand! That quite surprised me since I’d long thought that …

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My Fabulous House Sitting in Fiji Assignment

My Fabulous House Sitting in Fiji Assignment  I awoke to this (above) amazing, luxurious view from my plush private bedroom every morning for two weeks in, of all places, tropical Fiji! A vibrant orange-pink-golden sunrise would be unfolding as I’d gaze out across the pool to distant mountains. Then I’d shift my gaze inside and …

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NEWS: My Guest Post on Hopscotch The Globe

NEWS: My Guest Post on Hopscotch The Globe This week I’m excited to announce that one of my travel stories is being featured on Hopscotch the Globe travel blog. It’s run by my fellow travel blogger, all around fun & fabulous girl, and Canadian travel chic whom I’ve long admired, Kristen Sarah. Her award-winning site …

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Travel Tale: The Day I Saw Whales

Travel Tale: The Day I Saw Whales When I recently headed to Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast this year I had no idea I was landing myself at one of the best places for whale watching in Australia. I didn’t even have whales on my mind. Though whale watching is most definitely on my Must Do …

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NEWS: Travel Blog Success Membership Sale!

NEWS: Travel Blog Success Membership Sale!    This week only! Monday-Friday. Sept 29-Oct 3, 2014 25% off Membership! Save $87.75 US! Life time membership!   Sale start Date:  8am (EST), Monday, Sept 29, 2014 Sale End Date:  11pm (EST), Friday, Oct 3, 2014 Use this code to get your discount: TBS25 (not case sensitive) JOIN NOW  …

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10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia

fresh veggies at Noosa Market

10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast is situated about midway along Australia’s extensive eastern coast. It runs for 55 km from Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the south. The closest city is Brisbane, just a 1-2 hour drive south (depending on whether you’re traveling to/from …

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You’ve Gotta Do House Sitting!

You’ve Gotta Do House Sitting! I’m writing this post from a luxurious home in an upscale residential neighborhood in Noosa Heads, itself the most chic town on Australia’s glorious Sunshine Coast. My plush bedroom easily competes with any 5-star resort room. But it’s better because I have a whole house. I’ve been cooking in the …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Noosa – Australia

PHOTO GALLERY: Noosa – Australia Noosa is the northernmost point of Australia’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. Noosa is blessed with stunning nature: long sweeping beaches, a dramatic forested headland, surfing breaks, rivers flowing into the sea, mangrove forests, a plethora of birds and, of course, the vast Pacific Ocean. Noosa town consists of a single street …

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The Fabulous Sunshine Coast – Australia

The Fabulous Sunshine Coast – Australia Picture miles upon miles of undisturbed golden beaches backed by grass-tufted sand dunes, interspersed by the occasional rocky headland and pounded by gently roaring waves. On any given day you’ll see clumps of surfers bobbing on the sea awaiting the best wave crests, people strolling the beaches, dogs frolicking …

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