Hello! We’re Simone & Dan, a twenty something Australian girl & English boy. We’re the founders, editors, authors & photographers of The Aussie Flashpacker.
We met & fell in love whilst travelling in South America and now travel the world together.
We both took over first overseas trip at age 12 where we caught the infectious travel bug and haven’t stopped travelling since. We’ve both visited six continents and are continually ticking off new destinations and experiences together.
The Aussie Flashpacker is our personal travel blog where we share our love of travel and bring you the best in luxury & adventure travel along with our stories, travel tips & photography. Bursting with wanderlust, luxury, adventure, travel tips & inspiration we aim to inspire you to travel and see the world.
Where have we been?
Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka & Thailand.
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City, Wales.
Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand & Vanuatu.
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru.
USA (States: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee).
Our bucket list is HUUUUGE and is ALWAYS growing – you can check it out here.
Our Travel Style
We’ve both been travelling for over a decade and in that time have been exposed to and travelled in almost every way possible. We’ve travelled with our families, with friends, in groups, on guided tours, solo and now as a couple. We’ve travelled both slow and fast and have caught planes, buses, trains, boats and even walked to destinations!
Our travel style is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure.
Having done our fair share of backpacking in our late teens and early twenties, we’ve evolved from Backpackers to Flashpackers! We now prefer the finer things in life such as good food & wine and a luxurious hotel (especially if it has a pool) to retreat to after a big day of exploring.
The Aussie Flashpacker showcases some of the world’s best and most luxurious hotels and restaurants which we discover on our travels.
Dan is without doubt the more adventurous of the two of us, but with a little convincing (and moral support) Simone is up for most adventurous things! We love a good adrenaline rush and are always seeking adventure on our travels.
We’ve climbed mountains in the middle of winter, biked Death Road in Bolivia, Skiied in NZ & Europe, Jumped off a bridge in Ecuador, Hang Glided off the tallest mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Scuba Dived, Zip Lined, Hiked the Inca Trail, attempted to Surf in Australia, Bali, Peru & England, Ridden Camels through the Sahara Desert, Sand Boarded the largest sand dunes in South America, Swam with pink dolphins in the Amazon in Cayman & piranha infested waters and held pythons in Morocco & Anacondas in the Amazon just to name a few!
You can read more about our adventures here: Adventure Travel.
Our Travel Planning Resources
Flight Bookings: Skyscanner, STA Travel or EasyJet (Europe Travel)
Apps we use: Travefy, Google Maps, XE Currency, Skyscanner.
Websites: TripAdvisor, Skyscanner & for Asia Planning we use TravelFish.
Books: Lonely Planet and Rough Guides are our go to for travel planning.
Blogs we Love
We are avid readers of travel blogs for both inspiration and travel planning/advice. Below are a few of our favourites that we read on a regular basis to fuel our wanderlust.