After paying off a small fortune in student loans, it was time for a change of pace…
While searching out visa options for living abroad, I found a visa for myself to go to Australia for a year. The only hitch: I needed to redeem it by my 30th birthday, half way through the following school (work) year. My savings were minimal, but it was now or never!
In a matter of just a few short weeks, I resigned from a great job, said goodbye to family, sold my pet chickens, refinanced my house, purged possessions, found renters, packed my bags, and boarded the plane.
The 2013 plan: spend a couple years exploring new places and new opportunities. Enter my 30’s living life in my own ideal way, no holds barred, no mandated schedule, no itinerary.
Australia: part I: Personal petting zoo
Australia: part II: Echidnas and other strangeness
Sydney and Australia’s South Coast: via motorcycle
Girl vs. Garden: Making a living while living well
You Must be Chockers: Things to know about Australia
25 Days in the Life of Girl vs. Garden: A successful new business in the land of plenty
Wayward Roll: Motorcycling Oz
Wayward Roll: Secret Societies
Wayward Roll: Slip ‘n Slide
Wayward Roll: Snowy Mountains and Mount Kosciusko
Wayward Roll: The lost city
Spirit of Tasmania: The Puke Vessel
Leaches to Mountains: Hiking Tasmania
Hitchhiking Blues: End of the Overland
The South Coast Track: A warning to hikers
Packing Guide to Wilderness Trekking
South Coast Track: trekking true Tasmanian wilderness
Goodbye Oz! Hello Chile??
Back to the Bush: The Return to Oz, Day 1
A Return to Oz.
2015’s Pacific Ocean to Indian Ocean Motorcycle Journey: a story and video series of Travelbugblues’ 3,000 mile motorcycle journey dubbed Mission Quokka. Join her on her search to find her potentially mythical but smiley spirit animal in the western reaches of Oz…tralia.