Where to Next?
I love reading travel blogs. When a blog post really draws me in I’m often left with the excitement of wondering where said travel blogger is heading too next! Sometimes you can find out via social media but I also love it when you can read all about their future travel plans in a blog post too! It makes me feel like part of their journey knowing what adventures are in store for them next. So that said, I thought I’d better create my very Where to Next page! If you’ve been around for a while you’ll know I haven’t updated my previous ‘where to next’ page in a little while.
We’ve been living in Sydney for the last five months working and topping up that travel fund! So we’ve been travelling locally around Sydney and New South Wales. There haven’t been any more concrete travel plans to share, until now!
We have some very exciting trips coming up, all which you’ll be able to read about on this blog! When I say coming up, I mean I’m wasting no time as our next big road trip here in Australia starts on the 28th of March which is not long at all! You can read about our previous road trip down the Australian East Coast here! So where are we going?
Where to Next? East Coast Road Trip – TAKE TWO
Yes, you did read that correctly. We are heading to the East Coast of Australia once again but this time we have a few different destinations in store! We will be covering some of the same ground as before but visiting lots of new places too! If you’ve ever been to the East Coast of Australia you’ll know that there is so much more to get stuck into beyond the mainstream, Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef! The truth is when you’re on any kind of road trip time is limited, and unless you’ve got endless amounts of it, you simply cannot do it all. So we’re going back to tick off some of the wonders we missed but this time we’ve got an extra passenger!
MY MUM IS COMING!
The hardest part of living in Australia for the last nine months is living without my beautiful mum. We are two peas in a pod and best friends, she actually can’t visit the local shopping centre without a tear to the eye since I left – our regular lunch spot! We’ve both cried, laughed and damn right pined for each other over the months but the wait is almost over as she joins us for one big Australian Road Trip! Dave has literally no idea what’s about to hit him, living with both of us in a camper van for three weeks..it’s going to be one hell of an adventure! That’s another reason why we’re hitting up the East Coast again, my mum has seen all the breathtaking places we have been and wants in on the action – who can blame her?
As well as travelling some of the East Coast again we are also doing the Great Ocean Road which is the part I’m most excited about! We’ve been meaning to visit Victoria for a while but haven’t quite managed to make it until now! Our plans are to start at the Bay of Islands on The Great Ocean Road and ride the coastal road back to Sydney stopping off at all the gorgeous places on the way!
We’ll be showing mum around Sydney and the Blue Mountains before heading up the coast! I’m excited to enjoy a day in the hunter valley where we will be consuming plenty of wine and cheese followed by some of the places we haven’t been in New South Wales like Port Stephens. Of course, we will be stopping in my favourite surf town Byron Bay as well! Make sure you’re following us along on Instagram so you watch all our stories when we hit the road!
It’s safe to say that we are freaking excited about this upcoming trip not to mention we get another month off work wahoo! When we reach the Whitsundays mum will be leaving us (I have no idea how I’m going to cope!). Dave and I then head up to Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas, which we didn’t get chance to explore back in October!
It’s crazy to believe that when we finish this road trip on the 23rd of April it only leaves us with nine weeks left in Australia! But we are certainly not quite finished with the land down under just yet! When we return from our big road trip with Fiona we will be back in either Sydney or Brisbane (WE JUST CAN’T DECIDE!) We’ll be busting our little butts off at work for a final 4-6 weeks before flying over to Western Australia and Adelaide.
Where to Next? – June 2019 in Australia
Our plans for June are to do zero work and enjoy our last month in Australia. Our visa is up on the 29th so we pretty much have the whole month to see more parts of this beautiful country!
Where to Next? Beyond Australia
Once we’ve had our final month in Australia (there will a lot of tears!), we are continuing our travels onwards! When I first imaged our life after we got to Australia I thought that we would be here for good. Sometimes even now I don’t see myself ever wanting to leave but here’s the thing…
This adventure started with one dream. My dream to see Australia, I have no idea what but something was pulling me here. Since living here it’s been nothing other than amazing, educational, liberating whilst being challenging and difficult too. The big thing that I’ve learnt since coming to Australia is that the world is a BIG place with so much more to see! It’s left me with an even bigger wanderlust than before and now we are on a mission to travel the world, starting with New Zealand, I mean we are so close it would be rude not to right?
I have no idea how long we’ll stay in New Zealand but we are going on a Working Holiday Visa which gives up to 23 months in the country if we want it! Our plans are to buy and live in a camper van whilst we are there so make sure you’re following us along to see what happens on that front!
It’s hard to give you any more than that for now because though we want to travel the world who knows what could happen in another year? One thing is more certain though, we aren’t done with the world just yet, travel is who we are right now and I can’t wait for our next string of adventures. I hope you join us for the journey, your love and support is everything!
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