Happy New Year! Cheers to good health and spending time with fab people

Happy New Year! For us 2018 brought many exciting experiences, it was a wonderful year full of travel and adventure. My partner Dave and I quit our office jobs to travel full-time and that we did! We explored 22 countries in 2018 and finished the year with some incredible memories. Along the way we met so many interesting people and visited some amazing places. Top four (because I can’t narrow it down to three) would have to be Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Fiji.

A full list of the destinations we visited are below – it’s crazy to look back and think we got through all these places in just one year:

  • Fiji
  • USA
  • England
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Austria
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand

We are currently still in New Zealand and will be for a few more months. We have an engagement party planned in Auckland this month and are enjoying spending time with family and friends here (Dave’s from NZ so most of his family and friends are here).

I’ll be sharing a few more posts on our travels this year as I am still catching up on writing about our adventures and editing photos. 2019 will be a big year for us, in a few months we will be moving back to Melbourne, Australia and will need to start saving for our wedding! We have booked in our venue in New Zealand and will be getting married in March 2020 (which is crazy to now say that is next year!). It’s going to be a year of saving, spending time with family and getting back into “normal” work. I’ll still be freelancing for a few clients however I am in the process of looking for a marketing job in Melbourne to keep me busy and to really challenge me.

Stay tuned for more content coming your way – and as always reach out if you have any questions about locations we have visited.

Cheers to an amazing 2019 filled with positivity, spending time with the people you love, happiness and good health. 

Shannon x


Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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