5 ESSENTIAL TRAVEL CARRY ONS

5 Essential Travel Carry Ons

There are SO many blog posts out there with their ‘must have’ carry-on lists as long as your arm! I’m not sure about you, but what I’ve learned from travelling all over the world is that usually…LESS is MORE! Now, don’t get me wrong, I do like to travel with a fairly large suitcase (which […]

Get set for Mardi Gras with Zusa!

Get set for Mardi Gras with Zusa!

There are SO many apps these days. Seems there is literally an app for anything! We definitely have our favourites and ones that we can’t live (or travel) without but there are others that are totally pointless. So, when we were introduced to a little app called Zusa we were thinking, okay, yet another ‘must […]

5 Essential Items For A Spontaneous Weekend Escape

5 Essential Items For A Spontaneous Weekend Escape

After a hard week in the office, wouldn’t you love to throw caution to the wind, jump in the car and head off for a couple of nights away somewhere? Well, now you can with our 5 essential items for a spontaneous weekend escape…we’ve covered everything off for you! Plus, it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend so if […]

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5 Top Things To Do In Sydney This February!

There’s nothing I love more than doing awesome things in our own city. I’ve been doing some investigation on what’s coming up this month and I’m happy to report there is a HEAP going on. Here are my top picks for the next few weeks… 5 Top Things To Do In Sydney This February! #1 […]

Results or Excuses? You Choose!

Results or Excuses? You Choose!

Since we posted about our experience with quitting alcohol for a year we’ve been inundated with emails and messages from lots of people interested in how we did it. One common theme seems to be the health side of things. Specifically, how we lost weight and got fit. I’d also like to pre cursor this […]

CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH GIANT PANDAS IN CHINA Facebook

Close encounter with Giant Pandas in China

With only 1,800 Giant Pandas left in the wild, it’s safe to say these guys are pretty special. So special in fact, that they are listed under Category 1 which is the maximum level of protection when it comes to animal conservation. We were so excited to have our close encounter with Giant Pandas in […]

Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup

Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup

If you read Part 1 of our adventures in China we’re sure you’ll be busting to read Exploring Chengdu China Part 2: Tai Chi and Chicken Soup! At this point we’d found out a little bit about our itinerary…the pandas definitely weren’t on it (insert sad face). We’d square danced in the street, learned a […]

NINE TRAVEL BLOGGERS TRAPPED ON A BUS

Nine Travel Bloggers Trapped on a Bus

Nine travel bloggers trapped on a bus in Indonesia proceed to regale each other with stories from around the world… On our recent trip to Indonesia we got to spend a week with seven other travel bloggers. As you can imagine, between the nine of us we’ve traversed the globe a few times over and […]

Exploring Chengdu China Part 1: History and Hot Springs

Exploring Chengdu China Part 1: History and Hot Springs

In December, Elaina and I received an invitation to visit Chengdu, China! We’d been hand-selected to represent Australia, along with four other food, travel and lifestyle bloggers from around the world. How exciting! Our itinerary was being kept under wraps by the organisers, but this didn’t worry us too much. Being very relaxed travellers, we […]

7 things I learned from one year without alcohol

7 things I learned from one year without alcohol

On January 1, 2015 we set ourselves a goal. It was a big one. Give up alcohol for a year. A whole year. 365 days with not a drop. Not a sip. At the time it seemed like a crazy, big, audacious goal and boy did it get a reaction from people when we decided […]

HOW TO SET AND STICK TO NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

How to set (and stick to!) New Years Resolutions

With Christmas done for another year, our attention quickly switches to the New Year ahead and inevitably, for most of us, those New Year’s resolutions! From past experience, New Year’s resolutions don’t usually last very long. In fact, the average life span of a resolution is less than 2 weeks! Why is that? Why do […]

Sailing Komodo National Park

Sailing Komodo National Park

I’ve done a fair few boat trips during my travels around the world (as has Elaina), so when I found out we were doing a live-aboard during our trip to Indonesia I was pretty stoked. Our first few days in Indo had been spent travelling over land in a minibus (with a bunch of legendary […]

What not to pack for your next overseas trip

What NOT to pack for your next overseas trip

Our most common packing fails! People naturally assume that as we travel a lot, we have the whole packing thing down. This is just not true. In fact, I’ll go so far as to admit that we are TERRIBLE at packing! On our recent trip to Indonesia I realized just how bad we really are […]

Our encounter with the BIGGEST lizards on the planet

Our encounter with the BIGGEST lizards on the planet

The Freedom Travellers’ do Komodo National Park…here’s all about our encounter with the biggest lizards on the planet… Q: What’s 3 meters long, weighs 150 kilos, has a long, flat head, a rounded snout, scaly skin and a huge, muscular tail? A: Nope, not a dinosaur…a KOMODO DRAGON! If you’ve ever seen Jurassic Park, you […]

future of the freedom travellers

The Future of The Freedom Travellers

To look ahead to the future, first we have to turn back real quick and look back at how we got to this point. The Freedom Travellers started out as a hobby. It was initially a fun creative outlet and the main objective was to talk about living our lives on our terms. When we […]