Real backpacking means you leave the majority of your creature comforts at home and take just the necessities. In all honesty you can only fit a specific about of ‘things’ into a backpack that you have to literally carry around the world. … More A traveler’s confession
I HATE the expression ‘everything happens for a reason’. There are so many horrors in this world that can definitively prove that NOT everything happens for a reason.
However looking back at my life, I can definitely see some correlation with the phrase. … More Everything happens for a reason!
I was recently asked yet again, ‘what’s your favourite place?’
Yet again I sighed and said gave my standard response ‘That’s such a difficult question to answer’
However I was then met by a response I don’t think I have ever had
‘Well what was the most fun when you were single’
Again really tricky to answer but immediately my exploration of the Fijian Yasawa and Mamanuca islands came springing to mind. … More That Question…
I wanted to take some time to readdress a blog I write over a year ago regarding my essential travel companion – my wife Megan.
Since meeting over nine years ago, we have developed a bond that led to travelling together, living together, falling in love with one another, buying a house together and most recently starting a family together. We are a team in the truest sense of the word. … More The Wandering Memory Team
A Wandering Memory is specifically focused and purposely designed to help and inspire those who wish to travel. Travel to us is part of our very being, we love to explore, learn and create memories throughout the globe. As a traveler we have an ethic of sharing, if it’s sharing a night out, a meal, car journey or sharing our experience, our insight and our inspiration. … More The Truth behind Backpacking
One thing I learnt whilst traveling is that you really don’t need much to survive.
On my first trip around the world I took a 50l rucksack and backpack that was jammed full of items I thought I would really need. It didn’t help that I was planning on going for a whole year so packed for every option… … More Luggage Liberation
It’s incredible how music can spark a memory, only yesterday I was listening to a bit of a Spotify mix and a song by the band Ash came on – all of a sudden I was transported back to my teenage years with my friends Paul and Tim. We were young, we were naïve and we had no idea what the world had in store for us… What a sensation! … More Sparking a Memory with Music
When asked about our favourite places we often sigh, as every traveller knows it’s nearly impossible to choose one place over another. Especially when each place has such a repertoire of wandering memories and experiences.
However much we hate to be asked it, there is no stopping it being asked… One place that always appears in our top 10 is the surprise package of Guatemala. Yes Guatemala! sounds like a strange one doesn’t it? I mean it’s not a location may people think of when you look at the strong competition. … More Squatting in Natures backyard – Antigua
There is a vast amount of discussion on wordpress blogs about travelling solo. Having experienced both travel with a partner and travelling solo I thought it was time I shared a my perspective on both, in a new segment for a Wandering Memory. … More Travelling Solo – Loneliness
Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches, iconic cities, eclectic wildlife and of course a ‘dreamy’ lifestyle. What a lot of people don’t realise is that Australia also is home to some of the most incredible raw wilderness and isolated communities the world can offer. … More Australian Wilderness & Uluru