12 Bucket List Things to do Before 30

Chasing Emma looking over the desert of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.

Over the past few weeks I have made a decision that I didn’t realise I needed to make: I don’t want my career to be my life. You see, my job never seems to end, and while I hate working on it over the weekend I still regularly find myself spending hours on my laptop working; and before I can blink, the weekend is over! I honestly never thought that I would need to actively make this decision, but here I am.

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Why You Should Become an Organ Donor & How to Do It

Back background with a girl holding a neon red heart

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the funeral of a colleague’s daughter. She died at just 21 years of age. Just like that. At her funeral I discovered that her wish upon dying was to donate her organs.

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Red Centre Bucket List: Climb Mt Gillen

The view of the ranges as they continue west from the summit of Mt Gillen.

When it comes to Alice Springs, one of the most iconic geological features is Mt Gillen, the Western peak of the MacDonnell Ranges. This mountain range provides the backdrop for the town Alice Springs, and never ceases to amaze me by providing the most perfect silhouette for sunsets or storms that roll in from the North West.

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My Favourite Photos of the Red Centre

Views of Mt Sonder from Section 10 of the Larapinta Trail

The Red Centre is the heart of Australia. It is also my home. And while I sometimes feel confined by the small town I live in, I cannot deny the feeling that sweeps through my body whenever I fly back into the Alice and look at the ranges that streak across the desert. I love this place and feel a deep spiritual spiritual connection. Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite photos of this special place. You might be surprised by what photos I have and haven’t chosen to include, but just know each of these photos tells a story for me.

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That Time I Survived a Hot Air Balloon Accident

Views of the horizon from a hot air balloon over the alley of the Kings. A Yellow and green hot air balloon is off in the distance to the right.

Strap yourself in, this is a long one.

My alarm blared loudly at me. It was 4am and I needed to drag myself out of bed so I could go hot air ballooning over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. This had been something that previously only dreamed of. I’ve been hot air ballooning once before, so I could imagine what it was going to be like. In my mind we were going to climb into the giant basket and slowly drift up into the air before floating over the desert waves of sand. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go according to plan.

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Things I Learnt on My First Cruise

The deck of a P&O cruise ship

I went on a cruise when I was half way through my teaching degree. For me it was a bit of a celebration that I was half way there, and while I had a good time there were a number of things that I discovered that I’ve always thought would be useful information for people out there new to cruising. So, without further ado, I present to you my list of hints and tips on how to survive and enjoy your first cruising experience.

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Best Bucket List Experiences in Egypt

I fell in in love with Egypt as a child and it has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember, before I even knew what a bucket list was. My all time favourite film is The Mummy, and trust me, I already know it’s terrible so please hold back your judgment. There is just something so intriguing, exciting and mysterious about ancient Egyptian temples; and it just blows my mind that so much history has just been swallowed by the sands of time and forgotten. 

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Take a 6 Week Yoga Course

Some of the items I found in my goodie bag - tea, candles, incense, yoga fact book, yoga timetable.

Straight up, I’m not a yogi. I’m actually so far from a yogi I might as well be a stiff board. The thing is though, I actually wish I was. I always see these fabulous instagram photos of lean, flexible girls with complete balance in their lives and I’m kinda jealous. I wish I was even just a little flexible and possessed even 1 tenth of their co-ordination. 

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Best Bucket List Experiences in New Zealand

Classic tourist photo in New Zealand

I can honestly say that New Zealand is absolutely the bucket list capital of the world! It has everything there. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are an adrenaline junkie or if you just want to step out of your comfort zone, New Zealand is definitely the the place to do it

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12 Photos to Inspire Your Visit to Port Arthur

Looking down at the penitentiary

Port Arthur is a significant location in Australian history.

First, it is the best preserved convict site in Australia and is World Heritage Listed. 

Second, it was the site of the 1996 massacre where 35 people were killed and 23 were injured. 

It is a very interesting place to visit. As a convict settlement, it started as a timbre yard before it became a prison for those convicts who committed further crimes upon arriving in Australia. Some of the stories are heart breaking, and on a wet, cloudy, miserable day it develops a sad and painful atmosphere. On a bright, sunny day that feeling disappears, and the contrast of colours is mesmerizing.  Read More