Oh Cairns, where to begin? We arrived in February, with the intention of staying only two weeks to complete our planned trips, and move on. With about $200 in our bank accounts (combined), we realized pretty quickly that we would have to stay for a while. What we found was completely unexpected, and became the... Continue Reading →
Celebrating our 100th post and 1 year of blogging! Find out what comes next for Borderline Backpackers...
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →