Hey, we’re Leah and Declan
Living in the English countryside we felt like we didn’t quite fit into the idyllic jigsaw that we call “adulthood”. Working a combined 100 hour week at our day jobs left us feeling deflated with a need for something more. We knew there was something missing and throw on top of that, a sky full of gloomy clouds and dullness, it was a big recipe for change.
We spent most of our evenings watching travel programs, reading travel blogs and basically, adding fuel to our fire for travel. Eventually, our mindset began to change. We stopped feeling trapped and realised that maybe; just maybe if we wanted it hard enough, we could be travelling full time too.
Only a crazy person would sell their home, their belongings and move to the other side of the world… Leaving it all behind and taking nothing but a 36 ltr backpack and an open mind. That’s impossible… right?
Well, that’s exactly what we did… and then Officer Travels was born!
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A weekend at Cape Tribulation While we were living in Cairns, we knew we wanted to visit Cape Tribulation, it’s the furthest North you can go in a 2WD and that seemed like a nice way to end our East Coast journey. You’ll know by now that we’re not big lovers of tours so our plans [...]
An East Coast road trip itinerary - places to see between Brisbane and Cairns! If you’re planning a road trip from Brisbane to Cairns then you’re in for a treat. Besides driving down Australia’s Centre, travelling through Queensland has probably been our most memorable road trip in the past two years. If you plan the route [...]
Atherton Tablelands waterfall road trip There’s no doubting that Queensland is a beautiful state. We realised this when we visited Mount Tamborine. But the deeper we went into the Far North it clearer it became that Queensland would be a big contender as our favourite part of Australia. After falling in love with Townsville, our road [...]
The best place to see PLATYPUS at the Atherton Tablelands – Finding Australia’s most mysterious animal
Completing our mission to find wild platypus in Australia If you’re new here, there’s one thing you need to know; we love finding local wildlife. In each county, we visit we put together a wildlife bucket list and there was only one animal to tick off of our Australian one; The duckbilled platypus. Widespread across Australia, [...]