We’re Simone & Dan, an Aussie/English couple and welcome to our little place on the internet!
We met & fell in love whilst travelling in South America in 2013 and have been travelling the world together since.
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, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand & Turkey.
Egypt & Morocco.
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City, Wales.
Jordan, Lebanon & Turkey.
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 as a couple. We’ve travelled both slow and fast and have caught planes, buses, trains and boats.
We love hiking and exploring in nature, but also love coming back to beautiful boutique accommodation or a luxury hotel. 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.
Dan is without doubt the more adventurous of the two of us, but with a little convincing (and moral support) I am 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: Google Maps, XE Currency, Skyscanner, Uber.
Websites: TripAdvisor, Skyscanner & for Asia planning we use TravelFish.
Books: Lonely Planet and Rough Guides are our go to for travel planning.
Where are we now?
We are now settled in and loving life in Australia. Dan had his partner visa granted, we purchased our first home and are first time parents to Joe the German Shepherd.
We still travel as much as we can, and last year visited 15 countries in our travels. We’re really enjoying a combination of international travel and domestic adventures, exploring our own backyard and all that Australia has to offer.