Travel doesn't have to be expensive. It doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't have to be predictable.
At 26 I left Australia - leaving a career in journalism and mortgage in my wake - to find fun, adventure and beautiful things around the world.
It's been two years and I'm not done yet.
I have an insatiable curiosity and a limited budget.
Pegs on the Line is my story of budget travel, off-beat discoveries and a teacup along for the ride.
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- I don’t remember your name
28 February 2014 1:09 AM | 1 Comment
- Lessons from three years of CouchSurfing
19 February 2014 6:46 AM | 1 Comment
- In pictures: Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
12 February 2014 1:01 AM | 3 Comments
- Returning to Vancouver and real life
05 February 2014 12:57 AM | No Comments
- Travel: From resolution to reality
05 January 2014 6:07 PM | 6 Comments
- Hey 2013, you don’t look so bad…
31 December 2013 7:58 AM | 2 Comments
- Teacup Adventures in 2013
30 December 2013 10:01 AM | 2 Comments
- When travelling sucks
28 December 2013 12:27 PM | 6 Comments
- Santa doesn’t fly in Finland
26 December 2013 4:13 PM | 4 Comments
- In pictures: Christmas in Paris
20 December 2013 1:57 PM | No Comments
- I don’t remember your name
- We found Father Ted’s House
- Two weeks: The time it takes to fall in love with Serbia
- Safety tips for solo female CouchSurfers
- What the? Public art in Rotterdam
- Buy a House or Travel: How to do both
- The Moulin Rouge in all its topless glory
- How Niš restored my faith in CouchSurfing
- Higher Education: Busting Amsterdam’s Marijuana Myths
- Is Glasgow as rough as they say?
- Travelling solo: I’m not brave. Just smart.
I was about to board a bus to Urfa in Turkey when he came up to me. An hour later he helped me explain to Turkish guards why I didn’t have my passport. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can’t remember his name.
I logged into my CouchSurfing account a few weeks ago and realised I’d been a member for nearly three years. This project has given me so much: great experiences, memories and friends. It’s also taught me a thing or two.
For weeks people have been asking how I feel about being in Vancouver. For a while, my answer (when I had one) wasn’t very positive. Returning to “real life” was hard, and it took me a while to accept it.
Did you make a resolution to travel more in 2014? Smashing! Here’s some advice to get you on your way.
If I leave a country with just my memories and photos, that’s fine with me. This isn’t a “best of” collection. Some of these photos aren’t that great. But they are my favourite images from 2013.
Here’s five great cafes to check out when visiting Edinburgh, Istanbul, Paris, Lisbon and Barcelona.
Posted on February 28, 2014 | 1 CommentI was about to board a bus to Urfa in Turkey when he came up to me. An hour later he helped me explain to Turkish guards why I didn't have my passport. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can't remember his name.
Posted on December 28, 2013 | 6 CommentsI've spent the last five months travelling. I've visited 11 countries. Seen some incredible things. Met some amazing people. Sounds like a dream right? But that's not always the case. Sometimes life on the road is hard. Really hard. So why doesn't anyone talk about it?