The Brit & The Blonde’s Travel Timeline
2013 September: Met on the Gold Coast, Australia
2013 October: Fell in love on a work trip to Gladstone, Queensland
2013 November: Started dating ‘officially’ and went on a work trip together to Townsville, Queensland
2013 December: Christmas with Sandy’s family in Melbourne
2014 January: Our first ever van trip along the New South Wales Coast, Australia
2014 February: Short trip to Byron Bay, Australia
2014 March: Will’s dad came to visit us on the Gold Coast, Australia
2014 April: Weekend getaway to Sydney, Australia
2014 May: Sandy took a trip to Adelaide and Melbourne to visit family
2014 4th June: Officially packed up our lives and hit the road full-time! Spent a month living in Perth, Australia
2014 July: Week in Bali, Indonesia
2014 August: Spent 6 weeks living in Melbourne, Australia
2014 September: Lived in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast for 6 weeks
2014 October: 10 Days in Phuket and Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
2014 November: Travelled to the UK where Will saw his family for the first time in 16 months!
2015 January: Short trip to Noosa, Australia before moving to New Zealand
2015 February: Lived in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand for 2 months
2015 March: Moved back to the Gold Coast, Australia to save money
2015 April: Enjoyed the Gold Coast, Australia
2015 May: Week away together to visit Sandy’s family in Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia
2015 June: Short trip to Byron Bay, Australia
2015 July: Bought a GoPro, did a blogging course and started this blog!
2015 October: Short trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 December: Christmas back in England with Will’s family
2016 April: Lived in Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria
2016 May: Completed Open Water Scuba Diver Course and internship in Gran Canaria, Spain
2017 March: 4WDriving on Fraser Island, and a short trip to Byron Bay
2017 June: Short getaway to Byron Bay to go Skydiving!
2017 July: Moved in to our very own studio apartment on the Gold Coast, a place to call home in between travels
2017 August: Partnered with lots of brands in the tourism industry to experience many of the Gold Coast’s top attractions
2017 September: Stayed at The Marriot Hotel in Brisbane to celebrate our birthdays and a short getaway to Noosa on The Sunshine Coast
2017 October: Sandy visited family and friends in Adelaide
2017 November: Will’s family came over from the UK to stay on the Gold Coast and we took a trip to Sydney together
2017 December: Christmas with Sandy’s family Melbourne
2018 January: Byron Bay for WMGlobal Travellers Event
2018 February: Finished off partnerships with brands on the Gold Coast, started preparing for a huge trip, packed up our apartment and stored our car
2018 March: Quit our jobs yet again and set off to travel throughout South East Asia indefinitely. The first country was Thailand with the first stop being Bangkok for a week, followed by a few days in Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, on the way to Chiang Mai where we spent 10 days.
2018 April: Visiting the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, spent a couple of weeks in Pai, then Chiang Rai and Chiang Khlong on the way to Laos. Stopped in Huay Xai where we did the unforgettable Gibbon Experience before taking the 2 day slow boat down to Luang Prabang for a few days, then a stop in Vang Vieng before finishing our Laos travels in the capital Vientianne.
2018 May: Will flew home to the UK to catch up with family for a couple of weeks while Sandy enjoyed the tranquility of Ubud in Bali. We then met up in Hanoi to start a month of travels through Vietnam. Firstly we took a cruise around Ha Long Bay for a few days, then back to Hanoi and up to the mountains of Sa Pa before catching a bus to Ha Giang further North.
2018 June: Completed the Ha Giang Motorbike Loop! Then started travelling South stopping for a few days in Ninh Binh and Hue on the way to Hoi An where we spent a week. Then to Da Nang where we caught flights back to Bali to book our wedding venue for next year in Nusa Dua, and to stay in the stunning Hotel Tugu Bali in Canggu.
2018 August: Spent a weekend in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, before settling back in to a routine, we both found work we enjoy and moved in to a beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment on the Gold Coast.
Upcoming Travel Plans…
2018 September: Sandy is doing her yearly trip to Adelaide to visit family and friends, and then we’re heading on a camping trip together at Mount Warning in the Gold Coast’s Hinterland!