A TRIP TO NOOSA 'Oh I love Noosa', said Becky (a friend I made travelling as mentioned in my 50 Ways to Make Friends While Travelling post, using cunning methods that are detailed in said post). 'It's always so relaxing!'. It was at that moment I decided Noosa to be the perfect place to take … Continue reading A trip to Noosa and the quest to find a hidden secret
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Soon into my Working Holiday in Australia, I was posting pictures of me smiling on beaches around Sydney with my new hostel pals. From the outside, all seemed well and good. However my first few days in Australia hadn't exactly gone smoothly especially during the first 24 hours in events you can read about here. After … Continue reading 50 Ways to Make Friends While Travelling
HORSES I love horses. I have discovered though, that horses don't always love me. This was made very clear while working on a Cattle Farm in Queensland when one threw me off onto my head during a cattle muster. This, I will write about another day because a. I could have died (due to a … Continue reading Dad on Horseback
FLYING SOLO As a single traveller in 2017 there is one app that I use quite a bit when arriving to a new city or country. It’s not Citymapper, Tripadvisor or Google Translate. It is in fact Tinder. If anyone was wondering.. and even of you're not.. this is what the first page of my … Continue reading How I managed to board an international flight without my passport or any I.D
WHATS IN A NAME? As someone with three first names for a name (they say not to trust anyone with two first names and here I am trying to rock 'Samantha Jayne Hannah') and then three syllables in my first name alone, I am not exactly a stranger to nicknames. Sam, Sammy, Girl Sam, Sammy … Continue reading How I ended up with the Nickname Josh
'WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MOVE TO AUSTRALIA?' The above question was directed at me by a Dutch girl on the shuttle bus that was taking uspective hostels. I was naively unprepared for the question. 'I'm 30', I offered, 'If I don't do it now, I'll never be able to'. It was half true and … Continue reading Welcome to Australia
STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN BYRON BAY First of all, let me start by saying that Byron Bay, in New South Wales on the East Coast of Australia, is a very place nice indeed. Its chilled out vibe, beautiful beach, gorgeous people, awesome cafes and quirky shops all add to it being a very enjoyable place … Continue reading Byron Bay and the Foot Tickler
GO ON! WHO ARE YA? For those who have stumbled across my blog ‘Sam’s Travelling Shorts' and are thinking ‘Who is she? Where did they find her?' I can answer that for you. I’m a Scottish born, London grown traveller who’s been trotting around Australia and New Zealand for the last year and a bit. … Continue reading Who is Sam of Sam’s Travelling Shorts?