Destination Guides

Sunset on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, taken fom Pipeline beach


Everything you need to know about spending a week on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

The city of Los Angeles from the wilderness of Griffith Park

Los Angeles

How to spend two to four days in Los Angeles

Mt Earnslaw over Lake Wakatipu

New Zealand

Everything you need to know about a road trip on New Zealand's South Island


Everything you need to know about visiting the island of Boracay in the Philippines

Cuban street


If you are planning to travel to Cuba, these are the things you really need to know

Travel Diaries


From exploring Mexico City to the ruins of Tulum, check out my travel diaries from my time spent in Mexico

Volcan Agua, as seen from Volcan Pacaya, Guatemala


From hiking a volcano in Antigua to climbing ancient temples at Tikal, check out my travel diaries from my time spent in Guatemala

Passing between Caye Caulker and the neighboring island to head out to sea


From caving in San Ignacio to snorkeling with turtles in Caye Caulker, check out my travel diaries from my time spent in Belize

The Backyard Tourist

Looking out over the Hunter Valley

New South Wales

Fun things to see and do in my backyard; New South Wales Australia

The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road


Take one of the most iconic road trips in Australia; the Great Ocean Road

Hand reared Cheetah at Monarto Zoo, Adelaide

South Australia

Check out the best day trips from Adelaide

Travel Tips and Tricks

About me

photo of me looking out on Caribbean taken with my tripod in Playa del Carmen

An Aussie Abroad…

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my site.

My name is Holly, I’m an Aussie gal over 30 with a day job and a passion for seeing the world, taking pictures and writing. Globeblogging combines all three.

But I’m not the kind of traveler that visits amazing places to lounge on a beach. I’m the kind of traveler that jam packs a trip with as much experience as I can find. So if you’re looking for holiday ideas of the more active variety, whether you’re solo, partnered or with friends, you’ve come to the right place!

My travel diaries hope to really convey the feeling and experience of the places I’ve been to you. Before you go, be sure to complete the subscribe details at the top right of the page!

I hope you enjoy my adventures as much as I enjoy sharing them.