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Sydney: 15 Awesome Free Things to do


No wonder everyone mistakes Sydney as the capital of Australia, it’s a gigantic bustling city home to all of the countries most notable landmarks. It is known as being one of the most expensive cities in the world- sitting up there with London and New York – so, nooottt so ideal for backpackers and those of us travelling on a tight budget…WRONG, it is more…

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Backpacking Essentials and What I Learnt


  I called myself a ‘backpacker’ for 6 months whilst travelling the East Coast of Australia back in 2016. Everything I needed, all of the essentials, for half a year, in one backpack…and here’s how. To start, I will say one thing – keep this in mind at all times – you DO NOT NEED TO PACK AS MUCH AS YOU THINK! You won’t need…

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đź’–V-day Special: How to Visit Paris on a Budgetđź’–


  I thought I’d hop on the bandwagon and do a Valentine’s inspired post. I feel like year upon year people are becoming progressively less and less bothered about this day of loooovee. But, it doesn’t have to be all about loved up couples, bunches of generic red roses and tacky teddy bears it should be about spending time and expressing your appreciation to those…

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20 Free Things to do in Melbourne


  Melbourne is up there with one of the coolest places I’ve ever been. I found it to be quite small for a city as in, all of the sites and go to places were in walking distance of each other. By the time we reached Melbourne (the last leg of our 5 months of travelling), I was broke – and I mean BROKE –…

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The Best Way to Spend a Day in Bath


For those of you who don’t already know, Bath is located in the South West of England, about a 40 minute drive from Bristol (the nearest city). If you are planning to visit for the day, I would suggest getting the Park & Ride bus to and from the centre to avoid parking issues (the car parks tend to get pretty full up),. Or, you…

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A Lazy Weekend in Amsterdam: Film Diaries


  To celebrate our 21st birthday’s, myself and my boyfriend decided to go to Amsterdam. We wanted a present to remember, so what better place to go than a winter break to this beautiful city. The flights were relatively cheap, at about ÂŁ80 return each (in November). Flights to Amsterdam tend to be cheaper, as it’s so close to the UK, but around Christmas, the…

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Corsica: Exploring The Island


This is going to be more of a ‘quick-fire – what to do in Corsica?’ and ‘how to make the most of my time on the island’ kind of post. Corsica, as far as I’m concerned, isn’t receiving the [for want of a better word] hype it deserves. The Mediterranean French island is a stunner; with something for everyone. As you drive down the island (which is…

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A Day With Friends In Oxford


Well renowned for its prestigious university, Oxford is a hub for tourists and tours and sightseers and all things tourism…On this blog, I tend to steer away from the obvious tourist traps but, this is going to be an exception; we went all out and spent the whole day sightseeing all of the must-see spots this city has to offer. It has to be done sometimes…

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5 Beaches In Sydney You Must Visit


Sydney is renowned for its beautiful coastline. Think the Bondi to Coogee walk, that’s five beaches right there…and there’s plenty more (I actually looked it up and there are apparently well over 100 beaches in Sydney!!) Everyone loves the beach right? And taking a day to soak up the sun and splash around in the sea doesn’t cost a penny – result! Anyway, let’s not…

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Manly, Australia: A Backpackers Guide


Manly is 100% where I would live if I had the ability to click my fingers and move anywhere in the world…I LOVE it…so so much! It is the only place I have ever travelled that felt like a home away from home – I don’t know what it is – but you’ll understand when you get there, it’s got it all. Manly is only…

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My name is Holly, I am 21 and based in Bristol, UK.

Travelling doesn’t have to break the bank, you can travel and experience the world even if you are on a tight budget.

So, welcome to the Channel Sunshine. I am so glad that you have landed here somehow! I hope I inspire you to go and book that trip you’ve been promising yourself…


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