The Aussie Flashpacker

The Aussie Flashpacker Travel Blog & Magazine brings you the best in luxury and adventure travel.
Bursting with Wanderlust, Luxury, Adventure, Travel tips & Inspiration it aims to inspire you to travel and see the world.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Importance of Travel Insurance & When Things Go Wrong

At the end of my first year of university, three friends and I decided to go backpacking around South East Asia for our summer holidays. We had planned the most incredible trip throughout the year, saved like crazy and finally a few days after Christmas flew out to Thailand to begin our travels through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Unfortunately things didn't quite go to plan for me and I've recently teamed up with Southern Cross Travel Insurance to share my story and reiterate the importance of having travel insurance when you travel!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Ultimate in Myconian Luxury at Tharroe of Mykonos

Tharroe of Mykonos is a luxurious, five star boutique hotel that has breathtaking views overlooking Mykonos Town, the Aegean Sea, the iconic Windmills and neighbouring islands. The hotel is a wonderful combination of traditional Myconian architecture, sophisticated rooms, an excellent gourmet restaurant, modern facilities, impeccable service and stunning views which make it one of the top hotels on Mykonos.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our Top 5 Dream Cruise Destinations

Cruising is one of my favourite way to travel. Cruising brings the world to you as you explore incredible new destinations from the comfort of your own room! It's so exciting to wake up in a new destination each day with exciting cities, remote villages, exotic locations and tropical islands to explore! The hardest part is deciding where to go on your cruising holiday and so we've teamed up with Planet Cruise to share our top 5 dream cruise destinations around the world

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Exploring the Beautiful Greek Island of Paros with Auto Paros

We very quickly fell in love with Paros and loved exploring this gorgeous island in depth during our time there. We both love road trips and so we teamed up with Auto Paros to find the very best beaches, villages and hot spots of Paros. Paros has everything, it has beautiful sandy beaches, charming villages, traditional Cycladic architecture and incredible landscapes. We explored far and wide and can't wait to share our favourite parts of the island!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Paros: Our Greek Island Paradise

The third island on our Greek Island hopping itinerary was Paros, a gorgeous island boasting sandy beaches, charming villages and beautiful landscapes. We were staying at the gorgeous Astir of Paros and spent our days exploring the island in our cute little AutoParos Suzuki! Paros is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and has something for everyone! We loved the traditional villages of Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes which are wonderful examples of Cycladic architecture with whitewashed Greek houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches that ooze charm and beauty. Paros has unrivalled natural beauty with its golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking landscapes. Paros is also famous for its white marble where most famously, the Venus de Milo and Napoleon's tomb were carved from marble sourced from the island! Paros is one of the quieter of the Cyclades Islands and is the ultimate Greek Island paradise, we loved every moment of our time here and it was one of our favourite of the magical Greek islands!

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Luxurious Greek Holiday on Paros at Astir of Paros

The luxurious 5 Star Astir of Paros is a deluxe beach resort on the beautiful Greek Island of Paros, located only a few minutes from the charming village of Naoussa. Astir of Paros sits among gorgeous tropical gardens with a beautiful hydro massage swimming pool, stunning private beach and magnificent views across the Aegean Sea. Paros is a gorgeous island and was one of our favourite Greek Islands and Astir of Paros is one of the most cosmopolitan resorts on the island.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Introducing Travelex's New Search Engine: Luxury for Less

On Thursday 14th July Travelex launched their exciting new travel search engine, Luxury for Less. Luxury for Less is your one-stop shop for luxurious holiday planning on a budget as well as the ultimate in travel inspiration! Working with Skyscanner, Luxury for Less pulls together the cost of flights and hotels, combined with Travelex exchange rate figures and the average spend of past holiday makers to help users create a luxury holiday to suit their budget! Luxury means different things to different people and Travelex's has used new research to define what 'luxury holiday' means in order to launch their exciting new travel inspiration search engine which is a single source of information that does all the hard work for the holiday planner. Luxury for Less is not just a booking site; it’s an inspiration engine. You simply tell it a few essential things, like where you’re traveling from and when you want to travel, and they'll show you dream destinations around the world where you can live it up for less!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Falling Head Over Heels in Love with Santorini

Santorini has always been at the top of my bucket list. It has been ever since I first saw a photograph of this picturesque island with its white buildings built into the sides of cliffs, its beautiful blue domed churches and the gorgeous blue water of the caldera that meets the endlessly blue skies. Santorini is romantic, charming, beautiful... it is everything I had hoped and more. We spent our days strolling Oia, relaxing in our gorgeous cave hotel, cruising around the island on Quad bikes and finishing our days with unforgettable sunsets and bottles of fantastic local wine. Our time on Santorini was so perfect that it almost feels like a dream.