My Medical Emergency

I'd like to start by saying, for those of you just hearing about this incident now: I'm ok! This took place on Wednesday 15 August and I'm recovering!

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10 years ago…

Believe it or not, today marks 10 years since my first time abroad. As a kid, my parents took my brother and I on holidays each year, to different spots within the UK. We had a caravan until my early teens and would take it for a week to caravan parks like 'Trencreek Farm' in... Continue Reading →

Bungy Jumping in Cairns

Believe it or not, bungy jumping was never on my bucket list. I'd seen it in film and heard the odd horror story, so the thought of being tied by my feet, jumping headfirst towards the ground, hoping the rope doesn't snap on the way down... nahh, safe to say that never really appealed to... Continue Reading →

A Travel Blogger’s Paradox

As most of you know by now, we're no longer just writing for fun... we are officially paid travel bloggers. HURRAY! Over the past few months, companies have contacted us for commissioned articles about travel-related topics, after reading articles on our website. When we started Borderline Backpackers, we'd followed the digital journey of other famous... Continue Reading →

5 Tips To Save For Your Travels

We've said this before, but we often see comments on our travel photos and across our website, saying things like: "You're so lucky" "I wish I could afford to travel" "So jealous, I wish I could go somewhere like that" "How do you afford to travel all the time?" The simple truth is, you can... Continue Reading →

6 Months In Australia

It's official, we have less than 6 months left on our Working Holiday Visas in Australia! Once again, I'm baffled at how quickly the time has gone by. I can still vividly recall the 40 hours of travel it took to get here and landing in Sydney... back in December 2017. In 6 months, we... Continue Reading →

Airlie Beach YHA

Airlie Beach YHA - 8.5/10 394 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach Queensland, Australia Date February 2018 Length of Stay 2 nights Room Type  8 bed dorm Cost  $33 per person, per night Atmosphere: 6/10 The town of Airlie Beach is really busy, but it appears that most backpackers only stop here for the Whitsundays. YHA Airlie... Continue Reading →

Roommate Diaries – Episode Three

Welcome back to the Roommate Diaries. If you missed the last episode, make sure to check it out here! This is the third part in a series of blog posts, describing some of the unusual characters we've met during our travels in the land down under. We've made this completely anonymous and haven’t included anyone’s real name... Continue Reading →

7 Ways To Being An Eco-Friendly Backpacker

As a traveller, you'll see many of the wonders that the world has to offer, but you'll also be exposed, more than ever, to the damage caused by the human race. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called 'The Final Straw', about how much of our plastic waste ends up in the ocean,... Continue Reading →

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