Life sure can be a drag when we’ve nothing to look forward to and if you are like us, you HAVE to have a trip, large or small pencilled into the future to help make it through.
Somewhere you can leave the daily grind behind, mix it with the locals, enjoy a local dish with a glass of wine or two and discover unique hidden places, far away from the tourist track.
A place that strips away the stresses of everyday life enriches our understanding of our world and helps strengthen relationships both with ourselves and others.
Travel and food are the constant willing companions, serving up unique experiences waiting patiently until the time is just right for you.
Whether it’s trying a new dish, a daring adventure, magnificent scenery to photograph or the serenity of a retreat and Day Spa, travel will be your faithful servant catering to your every need.
The problem is very few of us have the time or money to sink our feet into the sand, sipping beautiful cocktails, watching the sunset. So when we do travel we want memorable experiences and stories to tell when we have to return home.
I’m so glad you’ve landed here as I am all about making a positive difference in the lifestyles of people around the world. You are in the right place if you are passionate about travel and food, as you’ll be encouraged and inspired to travel more often!
I’ll help you dream, take armchair journeys and help ignite the flame that lights the fire until your vision becomes your reality.
I will encourage you to create moments that make a difference in your life so you can achieve your goals, have fun travel experiences, helping you to travel sooner and more often. That’s what we’ve worked for, right?
I’m Annette, self-confessed travel addict currently living on the Gold Coast, Australia with my partner Kevin. I love helping people create memorable moments that make a difference in their lives.
After living in several countries and visiting, even more, I started this website as a way to share my own travel experiences and discoveries with people who share my love and passion for travel.
My focus on the website changed as we travelled more each year, booking hotels, restaurants, adventure tours and experiences online. We soon realized that all cannot be believed in those reviews on large travel advisor sites or the booking sites. So we decided to create our own reviews of accommodation, tours, experiences, restaurants, cafes and even street markets.
How can I help you?
Time is precious and so is your hard-earned money and you want to spend it wisely, you need the very best bang for your buck! That’s why we bring you authentic reviews from memorable destinations
Sometimes in life, we all need leading out of the rut with a glimpse of that a vision or a dream we hold dear in our hearts.
I’ll encourage you to overcome those fears that hold you back from what you really want to experience first hand but are too scared to even research let alone pursue!
Life doesn’t have to be about the daily grind, doing the same thing day-in-day-out our world. Travel food and adventure can and does teach us so much more.
It’s our dream to pack up and hit the road, becoming a location independent travelling nomads once our business interests are complete.
Meanwhile, we use the Gold Coast as a base, take several trips locally and internationally throughout the year, whilst planning our escape!
Life doesn’t have to be about one vacation per year, you can slip away for the weekend or even a few sneaky mid-week breaks!
In our online store, I offer affordable cashmere, perfect for travel, all year round as an extra layer on a chilly day, or a welcome wrap on a cool summers evening.
My 100% cashmere is affordable, lightweight, feels soft and luxurious, packing away easily in your handbag or purse.
My travel careers
Returning from a 6-week trip to Spain, France and Italy I decided I’d sell up, pack up and move to Italy! (I have a Euro passport, or did before Brexit!)
My plans came to a screaming halt due to a broken foot, soon after I recovered I met Kevin from an online dating site and all plans were mothballed until a later date.
In that time, I’ve learned that just because you have a home doesn’t mean you have to live in it for the rest of your days.
I lived in Brisbane at the time and soon after meeting Kevin moved to the Gold Coast and leased an apartment with this view.
During that time I’ve learnt about blogging, building sites, copywriting, online business and social media marketing always working towards the vision of being location independent and having a travel freedom lifestyle.
What will you do with the next chapter of your life?
It all starts with a plan and a budget, let us show you how to find money for your bucket list with our 31 Day Money Challenge, it’s FREE!
Here’s a sneak peek at the first 6 days
Day One – Today’s the plan. I’ll show you how to put a simple plan together to have you visiting your favorite destination for the length of time you want!Day Two – Is your Budget Day, I’m going to show you how to use the money you already have, that’s not only going to pay for food, accommodation and traveling, you might even have some money left over, believe it or not, you’ll be shocked!
Day Three – Forget a dream board you and I are going to create a reality board! This is a board that we are actually going to live out, not just dream of!
Day Four – Reduce Your Bills. Wouldn’t be amazing if you could actually plan and reduce the bills that you already have? I’ve got some tips that you could use every single month that will blow you away!
Day Five – Reduce Bank and Interest Fees. How you can actually pay cash for every trip you do. Plus how you can consolidate some of your bank accounts to help you save ten’s of thousands of dollars in fees that you don’t have to be spending!
Day Six – Reduce Your Accommodation. How to lower your current monthly expenses so you can travel on what you already earn.
If you are ready to get to see those places you’ve been dreaming of then let’s get started today!
Annette’s passion for travel began at 8 years old when she and her family emigrated from Manchester, U.K. to Sydney, Australia.
A self-confessed travel addict and author, lover of people, their cultures, food and personal growth, Annette has lived in Zimbabwe, Africa and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, has travelled through various parts of the U.K., Europe, Africa, Mauritius, North America, Asia and her home country Australia.
This is an Australian based website from the Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia.