Aimee's Compass
Van Life Reading By the Campfire: The Realities Week 2

This blog post is the second in a weekly series sharing real experiences of van life, as I travel Australia in my camper, Roma. Each week, I publish a post with...

Fortescue Falls in Karijini National Park

Made up of a unique system of marble-red gorges, fairy-tale waterfalls and natural swimming pools, it’s mindblowing that Karijini National Park is unknown to many travellers – even those born in...

Living in a van in West Australia

This blog post is the first in a weekly series sharing the experiences of a real #vanlifer and the realities of living in a van. Each week, I will be publishing...

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...

Girl at Canal Rocks Yallingup

Backpacker itineraries for Australia are usually filled with the most iconic destinations and landmarks; New South Wales’ Sydney Opera House, Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. In fact, all...

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...

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...

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...

Great barrier reef australia

On New Year’s Eve 2015 I reflected on my decision to quit my job and travel the world. I was incredibly thankful for the nomadic lifestyle I chose to live and had no...

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...

Bunbury, Western Australia at sunset

Western Australia is massively underrated. Often, backpackers coming from overseas sacrifice a visit to WA in place of the trendy East Coast hotspots of Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Of...