Hi, I’m Courtney. I’m a twenty-something, travel obsessed Aussie girl, and am always looking for my next adventure!
As a born & bred Australian, I’ve always loved living by the ocean. In fact, I’ve never lived more than five minutes from the coast in my entire life. As a result, I have grown up as a water baby with a deep love and respect for the ocean – I’ve always wanted to trade places with Ariel, and often daydream about life as a mermaid. I find spending time by the sea very therapeutic, and is where you’ll find me most of the time! I’m lucky enough to live just a stone’s throw away from several beautiful beaches in the stunning city of Wollongong on the NSW South Coast in Australia.
WHAT AM I INTO?
I have an adventurous spirit, and absolutely love the outdoors. Some of my hobbies include hiking, skiing, swimming, fitness & well-being, reading, exploring, and of course, travelling! I also like to dabble in photography, but mostly leave that to my boyfriend Scott, whose amateur photography is well on the way to becoming something more – check out his work HERE!
By day, I work in Marketing & Communications, and have the flexibility to travel as often as I like. I also freelance as a Social Media Manager, and create engaging content for a number of different clients. My ultimate career goal is to become a digital nomad, have the ability to take my work with me wherever I go, and continue to travel as often as I can!
MY BIGGEST LOVE
Travel has long been a passion of mine.
Ever since my first overseas trip to the United States of America in 2008, I have been obsessed with travelling. Before this inaugural overseas adventure, while I was growing up, I was particularly obsessed with the USA. Why? I have no idea. But I could name every single one of the 50 states, had multiple t-shirts and a bandanna branded with stars and stripes (I didn’t say I was a cool kid), and had a burning desire to visit this incredible country that was so much like ours, but so different.
That first overseas adventure to the USA to work at a summer camp almost nine years ago changed my life. I’ve since studied abroad in the USA, travelled across 4 continents, and have tried endlessly to scratch that constant travel itch. To me, the world is one big playground and I want to climb on every piece of equipment! From the snowy cold, to the tropical heat, from vast mountains to busy cities – nothing is too remote, too cold, too hot or too busy!
WHY DO I LOVE TRAVEL?
One of my favourite things about travelling is, and always will be, that feeling you get when you arrive somewhere new for the first time. You know the feeling – it’s like a quiet excitement that gradually builds up during your journey, getting more intense as you inch closer to your destination, then explodes like a firework of disbelief, exhilaration and happiness. Even when I return to places I’ve been more than once, I still get this feeling. It may not be as intense as the first time, but it’s still there. I hope to never lose that feeling.
I could keep writing about why I love to travel, but then you’d be sitting here reading this for weeks. I guess I can sum it up by saying that I love to travel because every destination you visit, every person you meet, every culture you discover, and every experience you have ultimately turns into a memory that you’ll have forever. A memory that keeps you wanting more; that keeps you searching for more; that keeps changing your perspective.
WHY START A TRAVEL BLOG?
I originally started my blog as an escape from a mundane work life. I love telling stories that evoke emotion from my readers, allowing them to experience my story just as I did. My aim is to inspire others to travel through my words, as well as promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
The main goal of my blog and social influence is to help inspire my audience to live a healthy, active life full of incredible travel opportunities. I’m a firm believer in not needing endless wealth and time to be able to travel often, and I want to help my audience understand that they have the ability to travel as frequently as I do, as long as they make it a priority!
So, thank you for taking the time to learn more about little old me – I hope you’ll find my content entertaining and inspiring!