My first solo Adventure….to Spain!

I have never really had wanderlust until recently. I have always been fairly independant and I loved going abroad but I preferred to go on holiday with other people.  I felt that it was unsafe to travel alone, I was also scared that I would end up making misakes, missing buses ect and that I…

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2013 is here, and It will be the best year of my life!

I hope that you have all had an amazing Christmas 2012 and I wish you all the best for 2013. May your year be full of travel and exciting experiences! This was the last Christmas that I will be spending at home before my sabbatical. Hopefully next Christmas will be spent on Bondi beach or…

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Welcome to Pearls and Passports

Hello! I’m Stephanie and I have created this blog to document my sudden desire for travel. I have always been very ambitious with regard to my work life but I have never contemplated long term travel. Before now! I always thought that I would live to work and my desire for a good job has…

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I got granted a Sabbatical!

Today I received the news that I had been anticipating for weeks. I have been granted a sabbatical from work! This means that I will have a job to go back to when I get home from travelling around Asia and Oceania! This is amazing news and such a bonus in this economic climate. One…

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Missing Munich

   The post travel blues really do suck. I realised yesterday that I’m a lot happier when I’m travelling than when I’m static at home. I crave new social interactions and I love learning about different cultures, histories and languages. Travel enables me to do all four everyday! Ah well, only 14 more weeks until…

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I have bought my (perfect) Backpack!

I have finally bought my backpack, one of the most important items for my round the world trip! After reading various travel blogs and advice from friends who have travelled I decided to buy the osprey kestrel 68. I have only heard good things from osprey and the bag is really light with loads of…

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Germany here I come!

Today I am going to embark on my second solo adventure! It’s different to the last one because I have nothing arranged once I get to Germany. I’m just going to get to the hostel and see where life takes me! During my time in Germany I hope to practice photography and see some of…

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October, what an amazing month!

  I just thought that I would share with you some images of the month that was October. It was a busy month because I was Maid of Honour for my sisters wedding. A day where I was extremely excited yet massivly nervous because of the responsibility involved! I ended up having an amazing day,…

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