Tag: australia working holiday


One Year in Australia

It’s already been one year in Australia and it turns out, it’s not the end! As some of you know, I’ve extended my visa and am waiting to hear back from the Australian government. To recap the past year… I met smiley Quokkas in Perth, ate many Domino’s pizzas, spent lazy days at Cottesloe Beach, […]


K’gari (Fraser Island)

Hello from Queensland, Australia! I left beautiful Fraser Island less than a week ago after volunteering for a month. Fraser is a remote island that is 76 miles wide, and 14 miles wide. It’s the world’s largest sand island, which is evidenced by the fact that sand will be in every single crevice of your […]


Ten Pros and Cons of Solo Travel

For some people, solo travel sounds scary, unthinkable, and at times-impossible, even insane. Especially as a young 24-year-old woman. It’s risky, gutsy, some say dangerous, and some may think lonely. But hello! We live in the 21st century! I got sick of waiting for someone who had the funds, time, and desire to go on […]


Exmouth Road Trip, Part II: Kalbarri to Monkey Mia

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Exmouth adventure! It’s getting cold and rainy here in Perth and I’m wishing I had a warm coat and rain jacket. Australia does get cold, y’all. In this post, I revisited Kalbarri, Shell Beach, and Monkey Mia. Enjoy! Kalbarri National Park I didn’t really feel like I […]


A day at Rottnest Island (AKA the land of smiling quokkas)

Whenever someone asks me “Why Perth?” instead of the major east coast cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, etc…) I tell them about Rottnest Island. When moving to Australia on a Working Holiday was still just a little idea rolling around in my brain (an idea I never actually thought would come to fruition), I saw a […]

Australia, Prep

Oceania Itenerary

Here is a map of my (35 hr) trip down under and my tentative itinerary of things I’d like to do in Australia and the surrounding areas. What else should I put on here? Comment below!

Prep, Resources

Steps to a WHV (U.S. Citizens)

Apply for your passport If you’re applying for the first time, you’ll need to go in person. Post offices, courts, and universities offer passport services. To find the nearest acceptance facility, check with the U.S. DOS here.  The U.S. Department of State has a list of instructions for applying for your passport.  Fees: As of 2018, for a passport […]