A broke girl with a bucket list

Author: Beth Howlett

5 Year Reunion – Grenfell

5 Year Reunion – Grenfell

It has officially been five years since I left school, packed my bags and flew to the other side of the world for a job that I knew would pay me very little but gave me school holidays to spend that wage travelling around Europe. […]

Escape to Jindabyne

Escape to Jindabyne

July 10 – 12, 2020 Less than two weeks into my new job, I decided the most professional thing to do would be request a day of annual leave that I have barely earned to drive down to Jindabyne with Brendan and Sarah for Han’s […]

The Coast Track Solo

The Coast Track Solo

Back in July I decided to get out of Sydney for the day and make the most of my weekend by tackling the 27km Coast Track in the Royal National Park solo. I have always been somewhat apprehensive about hiking solo, as previous experience has […]

A South Australian Adventure

A South Australian Adventure

Bringing in the New Year in South Australia made for a strong start to 2020. Having Grace on our side of the planet was a great excuse to take a couple of weeks away from Sydney (albeit while skirting bushfires). We began in Victor, toasting […]

South Australia in Photos

South Australia in Photos

Photo Diary 29.12.2019 – 11.01.2020 Making the most of Grace’s plans to visit Australia, I flew to Adelaide to join her and Alice for a New Years beach holiday. Over two weeks we stayed at Alice’s beach house at Victor Harbor, spent a short stint on […]

Hobart in Photos

Hobart in Photos

Photo Diary 13.12.19 – 17.12.19 For Christmas, and to coincide with two Overland hikes, my parents shipped the family out to Hobart. We spent four days exploring the Salamanca Markets, drinking at Cascade Brewery, getting confused at MONA, eating incredible steak at Landscape and hiking […]

The Overland Track

The Overland Track

Distance: 68 kilometres (give or take) Location: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania Time: 6 days The Overland Track isn’t something that should be approached lightly. The length of time alone it takes to complete (6 days and 5 nights) is enough to deter […]

The Overland in Photos

The Overland in Photos

Photo Diary 06.12.19 – 11.12.19 This month, Alice and I embarked upon a trek from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair in Tasmania. We planned to trade bushfire smoke for crisp mountain air, abandoning Sydney stress for six days of nothing but walking. Despite being […]

August, September, October, November

August, September, October, November

Why I stopped the monthly posts Sometimes I can write a blog post every single week for a year, and sometimes keeping up a monthly recap is just too difficult. I suppose we can pick up where I left off – after a failed hike, before […]

Best Years of Your Life

Best Years of Your Life

As an introvert, there is nothing I fear more than unsolicited small talk from strangers. Actually, I lie. There is nothing I fear more than unsolicited small talk from strangers on public transport at 7am when I have headphones in. I barely function well enough […]