View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: February 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn1 Comment

My year in Australia is quickly coming to an end. During February, I finished up my 15 weeks working on the horse farm and began my travels up the East Coast of Australia. It was a bittersweet month as I was truly sad to leave the horse farm but excited to return to my nomadic life on the road. Even …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: January 2017

In Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

As a child, I remember summer vacation lasting forever, but as an adult, a month is gone with just the snap of my fingers. 2016 came and went in a flash of passport stamps, currencies, and sleepless nights. I welcomed 2017 in with a few strangers I met at my hostel at some cheap club in Newcastle, Australia. Personally, I …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: December 2016

In Great Escape by Katelyn2 Comments

If I had to choose one word to describe my December, it would be “work.” I worked over the Christmas holidays at the horse farm, which was awesome because public holidays are double time. Cha-ching! When I wasn’t with the horses, I was slaving away on my computer working on my client project that was due at the end of …

View Post

My Best Travel Photos From 2016

In Great Escape, Photography by Katelyn0 Comments

I began my Great Escape on January 20, 2016. Over the course of the past 12 months, I traveled to 16 countries, two new states, and managed to take at least 32 GB memory cards of travel photos. One of which I still need to edit. I should probably get on that since most of my Europe photos are on …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: November 2016

In Great Escape by Katelyn2 Comments

  After several months of being “homeless,” I finally settled down for a while to work. And, it feels good. Much of October was in flux for me as I wasn’t sure if I would be returning home to Maine for my dream job or if I would continue to stay in Australia until my visa runs out in April. …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: October 2016

In Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

October was a rather laidback month physically, but emotionally I was on a rollercoaster ride. Ever since I returned to Australia in August, I’ve been fighting homesickness that waxes and wanes. Just when I accepted that I would stay in Australia until my visa runs out in March 2017, I got an email from a dream publication about a possible …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: September 2016

In Expat Life, Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

September was another whirlwind month of travel. I started the month in the Northern Territory and finished the month in Melbourne after traveling to two states and two territories. I saw heaps of amazing wildlife from wild horses to kangaroos to wild koala bears on the Great Ocean Road. Australia’s natural biodiversity never stops surprising me. As much as I …