A Weekend With Mad Monkey Cairns

Matt and I spent most of last November trying to come up with a rough itinerary of the things we wanted to do and places we needed to see in Australia. There were a few obvious stops, including Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay and Cairns. As we began researching vans, activities, travel companies and hostels, we... Continue Reading →

7 Beaches In New South Wales You Wish You Knew About Sooner

The white-sand crescent of Bondi may be Australia's most iconic beach. It's popular amongst tourists and locals alike for its reliable waves, good food and upbeat atmosphere. Having already visited Bondi during out first week in Sydney, we thought it couldn't get any better... But I'm happy to say we were wrong! Australia has a... Continue Reading →

Byron Bay On A Budget

Byron Bay is one of my favourite places in the world. I've been twice (2013 and 2018), only for a few days at a time, but it's one of those places I could easily settle down. If you haven't heard of it before, Byron Bay is a small coastal town, approximately half way up the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Abroad

For weeks now, everyone we know has been talking about the snow, decorating their trees and shopping for presents. Me? I can't even tell you what day of the week it is! Christmas feels different when you're away from family or home, but even more so when backpacking. Ally's Christmas in Canada I grew up... Continue Reading →

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