From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the dining precincts of Main Beach and Broadbeach and out to the lush, green hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast. Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to the Gold Coast each year.” – Visit Gold Coast Advertisements
I have been bitten by the travel bug. Unfortunately it was five years ago and I have been feeling a sense of restless wanderlust ever since. I have been fortunate to have done a few small trips since then, but I can finally say that next year I will be travelling around Europe and finally experiencing the wide world! Of course I will be keeping you all up to date with my plans and lessons that I will learn, but I will start now with just a little bit of inspiration, to get everyone else fired up about travel!
Sometimes the feeling of being broke can be exhilarating and freeing (not often! but sometimes). You suddenly have to put more effort into planning your adventures, and consider your budget constraints. While it can be saddening to cut out all the exciting things you can’t do, it also means you can get really creative with your time, and really appreciate the people who you experience things with.
THE SITUATION: Until my final year of University, I had always been one of those people who could not understand how anyone could find enjoyment in walking long distances. In my (potentially still undeveloped teen) mind, only shopping, eating, hanging around boys, watching tv episodes, and only going for a walk to the dairy, were sources of enjoyment. Of course I had always played sports, and been relatively active, but walking for long stretches of time, in cold temperatures, or blistering hot ones, for no other reason than just for fun, seemed totally crazy! But for some reason, whether it was just a new-found maturity (ha) or there was something in the air, I was hooked! and that small spark turned into a new interest into the world of outdoor activity.