Bondi Beach, Sydney

Hello from Sydney! If you’ve been following along on Snapchat (deptofwandering) and Instagram, you will have seen that on Friday I jetted up to Sydney for the weekend to attend The Travel Bootcamp. Oh my goodness. Led by three of the travel industry’s greats, Lauren Bath (Australia’s first professional Instagrammer), Liz Carlson (award-winning travel blogger of Young Adventuress) and Georgia Rickard (magazine editor and travel writer), I can’t even begin to say how useful, reassuring and inspiring it was. I think I need to gush about it all in its own blog post so stay tuned for that one. I stayed at the beautiful Hotel Urban up in North Sydney and spent Friday afternoon down at a moody Bondi Beach watching the surfers catch the waves in. Wow. What a weekend it’s been.

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

Here are this week’s favourite links:

WATCH: Rome in the summertime. Oh my heart.

READ: To anyone who thinks that they’re falling behind in life, read this. You don’t need more motivation or inspiration to create the life you want. You need less shame around the idea that you’re not doing your best.

EAT: Woah, I wish my laptop screen had taste-a-vision because…this.

MAKE: Fancy your house smelling seriously amazing? Try this DIY.

BUY: I want to fill my flat with EVERYTHING in ALL of these rooms.

GO: I’m so so lucky to call Australia home. Melissa Findley’s photos of Queensland will give you a hint why.