2015 has been a big year for our blog! We've seen huge growth in terms of followers, traffic and social media fans! We now have over 25,000 followers and The Aussie Flashpacker has almost reached 500,000 views! We've had some amazing adventures and travels which you may have read about in our Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2015 and we've loved sharing them with you all! We've got huge plans so far for 2016 which include an overland trip from Portugal to Turkey and we're moving to Australia. We can't wait to share all our experiences with you on the blog! We thought we'd share the 10 most popular posts of this year with you... so here we go! x
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Saturday, December 26, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
What a year! We've had an amazing year that has been jam packed full of adventures and travels. Whilst we haven't had as many European vacations as last year we've spent a lot of the year exploring more of the UK in more depth and also had a month long trip home to Australia! We're looking forward to some pretty big and exciting adventures in 2016 but before that here is our top 10 travel experiences from this year.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Last May my parents came to visit us from Australia. Their visit was just in time to mark my first year in the UK and I couldn't have been more over the moon when they told us they'd booked tickets! It was their first time in the UK and Dan's first time meeting them, so a pretty big moment for all of us! We decided the best way to break the ice was to book tickets for us all to go to Ireland for a long weekend when they first arrived! We arrived in Dublin and collected our hire car from Sixt and headed straight over to the beautiful West Coast! We spent the next few days exploring the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way, ticking off huge bucket list items like the Cliffs of Moher and stumbling across gorgeous unknown places such as Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle. The three of us Aussies and even Dan the Englishman all were blown away by Ireland's beauty and had the most incredible time! It was also the perfect bonding experience for Dan and my parents (especially over a fair few Guinnesses)! Here's a collection of our favourite photos and memories from our days exploring the Emerald Isle.
Monday, December 14, 2015
I always thought that I was a summer girl through and through but on our recent trip to Switzerland I fell head over heels in love with winter, powdery white snow and mountains. I think there is something truly magical about winter and everything looks that little bit more beautiful covered with snow. Here is our list of 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe this winter.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
One of the highlights of our trip to Switzerland was visiting the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe! We took an incredible train journey from Grindelwald all the way to the highest railway station in Europe which is located 3,454 metres above sea level! It was a beautiful, scenic train ride and an incredible experience to be standing at the Top of Europe! It was a wonderful experience and despite not having great visibility at the top due to the weather we still had an amazing day out!
Monday, December 7, 2015
If you follow us on Instagram you'll know that we recently visited Switzerland for our two year anniversary! We stayed at the stunning and luxurious Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald. Grindelwald is the most magical village located high in the Swiss Alps and literally looks like it is from a Christmas Card! The whole time we were there I couldn't stop telling Dan how I felt like we were living in a real life snow globe! We both fell head over heels in love with Grindelwald and were actually imagining our lives if we were lucky enough to move here! From exploring the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe on the most scenic train ride ever to strolling the snow covered streets and lounging in our outdoor hot tub in a snow storm... our stay in Grindelwald was absolutely magical. We've already planned to come back in April to explore it in Spring and cannot wait! Here are some of our favourite photos from our visit to show just how beautiful this part of the world truly is!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
We recently visited Switzerland for our anniversary and stayed at Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald. Grindelwald is a magical village in the Alps which looks as if it is off the front of a Christmas Card and Hotel Belvedere is truly the perfect place to stay to experience this wonderful part of the world. The hotel is a beautiful, family run hotel where you are treated like family by the staff. Every window of the hotel offers the most breathtaking views over the Alps and we fell in love immediately from the moment we arrived.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
It's no lie that I LOVE Christmas and when were invited to the opening night of Winter Wonderland Hyde Park in London I jumped with joy (quite literally)! I'd seen Elf the Musical the night before at the Dominion Theatre and was feeling extremely festive already! We loved strolling around Hyde Park which was jam packed full with Christmas spirit, shops and rides with Christmas songs playing and delicious smells wafting everywhere you walk!