Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, Snow Monkey Park

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Snow Monkey Park is located in Yokoyu River Valley which is in the northern Nagano prefecture. The snow Monkey park is home to the Japanese Macaques, the first monkeys in the world to bath in the onsen, natural hot springs in the winter to keep warm. The Jigokudani Yaen-Koen Snow Monkey Park has… Continue reading Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, Snow Monkey Park


Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is approx 3 hours from Sydney and Canberra, it's located in the Australian Capital Territory in Booderee National Park.  There are 3 campgrounds located in the national park, Green Patch, Bristol Point and Caves Beach, when we arrived at 11am on Sunday all 3 campsites were already full, luckily we'd booked online and… Continue reading Jervis Bay


Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk, Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a small town located in Sydney's northern beaches district, Palm Beach is 28 miles from Sydney and about a 1 hour drive. It's famously recognised as Home and Away is filmed there.  There isn't much in the way of cheap accommodation in Palm Beach, as it's a very affluent area. We stayed… Continue reading Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk, Palm Beach


Campervan friendly hostels – East Coast, Australia

A great resource when travelling Australia in a campervan is Wiki Camps, which costs approx $7.99 but it gives you loads of free camps, hostels, caravan parks and rest areas. There is also a great free app is campermates which offers the same services. Staying in free camps and caravan parks is great but it's… Continue reading Campervan friendly hostels – East Coast, Australia


Dolphin feeding in Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay is located on the Fraser Coast, about 30 minute drive from Rainbow Beach and 1 hour 15 minutes to Hevery Bay.  Tin Can Bay isn't on the backpacker radar but it's a great location for couples and families, probably best known as a dolphin feeding spot. Located in Norman Point at the… Continue reading Dolphin feeding in Tin Can Bay


10 Completely Free Things to do in Brisbane

1. Take a dip in the streets beach lagoon, a beach in the middle of Brisbane City! 2. Watch the sunset at Kangaroo Point 3. Check out the Jan Powers Farmers Market at the Powerhouse, every saturday between 6am and 12pm. 4. Head to Heya Bar every Wednesday for open mic night, free entry and… Continue reading 10 Completely Free Things to do in Brisbane


Dos & Don’ts whilst living in Brisbane

DO take advantage of the free Streets Beach Brisbane isn't too close from the coast but it also has a great man made beach right in the middle of the city! Southbank boasts great restaurants, bars, markets on the weekend and a fab beach, swimming pool and lagoon. DON'T forget the sunscreen Once you've been… Continue reading Dos & Don’ts whilst living in Brisbane