Visas during Career break

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main…

Whale Watching 2019 (Take 2)

Before going further into my story – let me tell you, this trip did not happen. I did not go on this tour because it was cancelled. The weather in Sydney has been bad with strong winds so this trip did not happen. One of the things that I wanted to do before leaving Sydney…

Spotting a vulture

It is during an unfortunate situation that you spot a vulture. There were so many road kills on my recent road trip, between Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Many wallabies and wildlife killed on the highways. There were dead carcasses on either sides of the roads and these served as a great food source for the…

Road trip to Coober Pedy

The first travel I planned as part of my career break is to a place called Coober Pedy (Opal capital of the World) in South Australia state of Australia. It is about 840 kilometres from South Australia’s capital city Adelaide. Coober Pedy is famous for opal mining industry and is one of the unique places…

Things to do before you head on an adventure

There are plenty of things running in my mind, before I head out on my long adventure. I have to ensure all the things are taken care of and I have everything I need before I leave Sydney. Since it was all confusing and hard to remember, I created this post. First things first, ensure…

Funding my career break

When I started my planning for this 4-5 months career break, the biggest hurdle was the obvious one – how do I get money to sustain my bills and mortgages while I am travelling. It took me 7 months to figure out a solution for this problem. I had very minimal savings as I have…

Travel Insurance

One of the most important things to buy before traveling is the Travel Insurance. No matter how many days I travel, if it is overseas I always buy a travel insurance. I generally buy a comprehensive insurance. And for my career break, I bought an annual insurance for Worldwide except USA, Canada, Mexico, Central &…

It’s okay to not do it the first time!

Yes, the title of this blog is true. It’s okay to not take any step the first time. I have planned for a sabbatical/career break many a times. In 2018, my friend Akshata and I had decided to take 6 months break from work and travel the world. We had planned all the places we…

Taking that step!

12 September 2019 Sydney, Australia Dear readers and fellow-travelers, Finally, I am taking the leap. I have been thinking about this for a long time. From the time I came back to Sydney at the beginning of this year, I wanted to quit my job and travel the world. I kept reminding myself everyday, that…

Adelong Gold Mill Ruins

The Adelong Gold Mill Ruins is a heritage listed site in New South Wales (NSW). It is in the Tumut region and is one of the must visits while visiting the Snowy Mountains. Adelong provides a great significance in the history of Gold Rush period. It is believed that gold can be found even now…

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park is located near Coonabarabran in New South Wales (NSW). It is the darkest region in NSW and has Dark Sky Park, which is perfect for the star gazers and astro-photographers. It is well known for bush walking too. The national park is famous for its mountain ranges that is said to be…

La Perouse to Maroubra walking track

Extension of Henry’s Head and Cape Banks walks is to walk till the Maroubra beach. It is a good long coastal walk and offers good views of the coastline. It is also a good walk to spot some whales. A easy good walk on a chilled out warm weekend is what this walk is about….

Henry Head & Cape Banks Walk

A spectacular coastal walk in the suburb of La Perouse in Sydney is the Henry’s Head and the Cape Banks Walks. La Perouse is around 14 kilometres from Sydney CBD. The Cape Banks walk is an extension to the Henry’s Head walk. The walk is an easy walk offering great views of the ocean and…

Sri Lanka – 4 days itinerary

Travel to Sri Lanka was a very short travel for me. I was there only for 4 days and I explored three cities while I was visiting this beautiful island country. I would go back to this country to explore more of the things that it has to offer. Sigiriya is on top of the…

Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk, in Bago State Forest, is a spectacular walk. The forest is in Laurel Hill, between Tumbarumba and Batlow. Laurel Hill is a village in the southern part of New South Wales (NSW) and is a magical must visit place. And this village is about 480 kilometres from Sydney. The trees in the forest…

Diving in Gold Coast

I have loved most of the scuba dives I have ever done so far. Some staff may not have been as friendly and good as others but generally they are fine. But there has been one scuba diving that I had done in Gold Coast which I did not enjoy. I had dived with Queensland…

Why do I hike?

‘Why do I hike?‘ is one of the common questions I get asked. Some of them around me is so inquisitive to understand why I love hiking and why do I do it so often. I have never mentioned this ever on my posts as I have always been scared to talk about my personal…

Monte Carlo Apartments

One of the best properties I have stayed in was at Monte Carlo Apartments in Gold Coast. If you love partying and staying in the middle of an action, then this place is definitely for you. The property is at Surfers Paradise and in just one of the apartment buildings with a view of the…

Scuba diving in Netrani Island

Netrani Island is a small island, off the coast of the main land from Murdeshwara. The island is about 20 kilometres, a short boat trip from the main land. It is home to coral reef and is a popular diving site in Karnataka state. It is said that the visibility is around 15 to 20…

Darling Harbour to Wynyard station

Sydney is one place where you can create your own walking path. You can walk between the buildings in the city and feel amazed by the beautiful concrete buildings. As I was bored of walking the same path, I decided to walk in the city from Darling Harbour to Wynyard via many other Sydney CBD…