Road Trip Update: Day 2

Misadventures on an Australian Road Trip: Driving At Night. My first experience driving in Australia hasn't left me feeling confident to try again, especially after hitting an animal during my night drive.

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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!

Six Months of Backpacking

I almost missed it, if I'm being perfectly honest. I've stopped checking my phone for the time or date, and I most definitely couldn't tell you if it was Monday or Friday. Time is no longer relevant, and I'm enjoying being off the clock. As it turns out, it has officially been six months since... Continue Reading →

4 Years

We don't have an exact date, but sometime in February 2014, Matt and I started dating. Over the years, we've decided on the 18th (as we weren't going to let Valentine's Day steal our thunder). In the time we've been together, we've experienced and shared so much with one another. I don't want to get too... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Matt

Dear Matt, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE! Today my favourite travel buddy, my partner in crime, my best friend and the taller (much more handsome) half of Borderline Backpackers turns 26. You are the smartest, kindest and most inspirational person I have ever met. We've been all over the world together and you still manage to surprise... Continue Reading →

Another Birthday Abroad

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday over the past few days! The time change is still a bit confusing, but I felt all the love you've sent my way. You might be surprised to learn this is was my 8th birthday abroad, in a row. Yes, I only just turned 24.... Continue Reading →

twenty-seventeen

This year, we were fortunate to explore through 3 different continents, countless cities and with all the people we love! Thank you to everyone we met along the way, you have all made this year so special for us. Europe:  Two trips to London, a birthday scavenger hunt in Bournemouth, cheerleading competitions, visits with friends... 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 →

$10/day food budget in Sydney, Australia. Hear me out… 

As a backpacker, you're trying to cut costs wherever possible, which will enable you to keep travelling longer. Food and drink can be expensive, especially in big cities, and it's easy to spend more than you'd planned if you don't keep track. Setting yourself a daily or weekly budget is an easy way to monitor... Continue Reading →

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