Get to know us

Isabelle & Philippe

Having tasted the life of working 9-5 in Paris, we wanted some adventure, change and freedom! Having a common dream to travel across Australia, we decided to quit our jobs and bought a one-way ticket to Australia. With our 1976 Toyota Coaster bus, we travelled the country for about 16 months. We decided to create a travel guide and share our experience of road tripping and working around Australia. After a year and a half on the roads, returning to France seemed inconceivable! So we managed to move from a visa to another (Working Holiday visa, student visa, sponsorship) and after 10 years we finally get our citizenship! We are now living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

" Valuable members of the Backpackers' community "


Content Editor

Kayla is from the countryside of Ireland and worked as a journalist in Dublin for many years before giving it all up to move to Australia. She first arrived in Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa in early 2023, and since then she has had the time of her life exploring the East Coast and completing her regional work in tropical Cairns. She can’t wait to see what else this beautiful country has to offer and hopes to stay here long-term.


Content Editor

Isabella is originally from England but grew up in Paris. She is currently living out her childhood dream of living in Australia having previously visited the country in 2015 and 2018 and travelled the East coast. She now lives in Sydney, taking full advantage of the cities many beaches and cafes, always planning her next trip.


Writer & translator

Lisa is originally from Bavaria in Germany. Australia has always been on her bucket list, but in early 2019 she moved to the southern hemisphere for a different reason: love. When she and her partner decided to start a life together, it was clear that the Sunshine Coast would be the right place for the years to come. They travelled the entire east coast and some parts of WA. They are currently planning their next camping trips with their first daughter, whom they absolutely want to show this fascinating country to.

The magical bus

Toyota Coaster 1976

This really cool bus took us all around Australia. We bought it from a friend who converted this old school bus to a real home. We had an amazing journey even if it went though tough times, got bugged in the desert, overheated, broke down a few times, but it never gave up! The Homeland of Chartreuse is definitely part of our best memories of our adventure down under...