In the middle of our 30+ hour journey to Australia, we had a layover in Singapore. Now, Singapore wasn't really somewhere that was a bucket list place for me, and I didn't really have any sort of idea of what there was to do there. But when the cheapest flight to Australia included a long layover, we jumped at the chance to explore this city-state.
I've always been a huge reader, but studying English Literature at University turned that love into a chore. Only recently, over a year since graduating, have I picked up a book just for the fun of it. It did take me a while to get through my first book since (Girl on the Train); and after sporadically picking it up every few months, toward the last few chapters, I just couldn't put it down.
From what I've seen, reaching 23-years-old is really a defining point of growing up. My boyfriend on his 23rd, had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I can see within myself that, I too am coming to a turning point in my life. I'm realising that I can either start pushing for what I want, or settle comfortably into a dull and boring life. I'm finally starting to understand what I want, and I'm gaining all the motivation to reach those goals.
There's a lot of pressure when you're packing your bags for long term travel. You don't want to leave anything essential at home and you don't want to have to buy things while you're away. The items on this list may seen like common sense, but sometimes we just don't realise until it's too late that you need these things to avoid any hiccups whilst you travel. Here are my packing essentials that I need to make sure I can rest easy.
You may have heard of Whitsunday Island, Fraser Island or Airlie Beach, and these are all amazing places to visit on your trip to Queensland. But if you're after something a little less tourist-y, this is the trip for you. You don't need much - you can do this in a week, as long as you have a vehicle, somewhere to sleep (a tent will do) and a little patience. Google maps will help too!