Aimee's Compass
Campervan Conversion - Interior of Van

This post is the second in a series of how-to style pieces about doing a budget campervan conversion. You can read the first one here, and sign up for when the...

Before and after van conversion feature

To independently road trip a country guarantees you a perspective that just isn’t possible by travelling on public transport. For years now, my bucket list has contained the item ‘drive a...

Santiago mountains

The traditional notion of a backpacker has changed drastically over the years. Once upon a time, backpackers were people that took a chicken bus for a twelve-hour journey from one place...

Thailand Swing Koh Lanta

If you read the mainstream newspapers, you may have seen one of many recent articles concerning the safety of Thailand for travellers, and proposing to offer Thailand travel advice. In most...

The quarry at Ellis Brook Valley

The beauty of spending an Australian winter in Perth is the amount of sunshine and clear skies you’ll get. It may not be the scorching temperatures of the summer months, but...

If Cambodia is crowned as the most epic country I’ve visited so far, then Battambang is the jewel in that crown. Located just south of popular backpacker destination Siem Reap, it’s...

Raeburn Orchards Girl Trees

The dream of travel in Australia is intrinsically linked with guaranteed warm temperatures, allowing for endless days spent lounging on beaches, surfing waves, joining sailing trips, and night after night of...

Scared of Flying Flight View

I recently worked out that I’ve taken sixty-eight plane journeys in my lifetime. Sixty-eight! That is a serious amount of hours spent trapped in a capsule in the sky. You’d think this level...

For an island so small you can cycle the entire thing in one hour, Gili Trawangan has a huge reputation. It’s known as one of South East Asia’s best party destinations...

Mount Batur view at sunrise

It’s 6:02am on Mount Batur, in Bali, and the sun has just begun its rise between wispy clouds on the horizon. It’s position alongside a second mountain, Mount Agung, casts a...

Tegalalang rice paddies ubud

A breakdown of how to spend 2 days in Ubud, day by day and including my most recommended attractions and sights. The noticeable beauty of Ubud is the sprouting of greenery...

Backpacker with phone Australia

The first time I planned a round-the-world trip, I had no idea what travel gadgets to pack. Despite asking friends that had done the same thing, endlessly searching Google, and reading...

hutt lagoon west australia

If you’ve seen pictures of Hutt Lagoon, the pink lake near Kalbarri and Port Gregory, you’ve probably wondered, is it really that pink? Well, the answer is yes, but only if...

Map of direction South Pole to Equator

Ten years ago, the usual way to find accommodation as a backpacker was to simply arrive at your destination with a Lonely Planet in hand, and head to one of the...

Elephant ride, biggest travel regret

I don’t have many travel regrets. Occasionally I think about ways that I could have travelled better or cheaper, perhaps by drinking less alcohol or letting go of a set itinerary and...

Note: Since launching this post I have learned that Red Hill Quarry is private property, and authorities are cracking down on trespassers. Please be aware that if you are caught on the...

mundaring weir australia

There is nothing more infuriating than encountering travel snobbery from fellow backpackers. It’s funny because the ideology that comes with world travel is one of acceptance; of being open-minded and curious...

There really is no way to prepare for the culture shock of arriving in India. I can’t tell you how many backpackers I met early in my travels, that shared with...

Gili Air sunset

If you take a look at my Instagram account, you will see months of idyllic, memorable, glorious images, showcasing the Mayan cities of Mexico, to the grand palaces of India, and...

15 ways to make money for world travel

It’s all very well feeling inspired and motivated to travel the world living out of a backpack, but realistically you need at least some money in order to do so. Many...