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 "

Anna

Digital Manager

Anna is from Austria and moved 2015 to Australia to study. She fell quickly in love with Australia and travelled the entire East Coast and some parts of NT. She stayed for a few months in Sydney where she did different backpacker jobs. After a year she returned to Austria and decided to sell her belongings in Vienna and rent out her apartment to permanently move to Australia shortly after. Today she lives with her Aussie Partner and two dogs on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Joshua

Writer

Joshua is a Dutch/American writer and photographer who grew up in Amsterdam. Having worked in banking, academia and law for some years he left the office for a life on the road! Apart from his motorbike, he sold all his belongings and gave up his apartment in Amsterdam to travel the world as a freelance reporter. He has traveled extensively though Europe, the USA and Asia. Currently he travels through Australia where he covers travel and lifestyle related topics for us.

Sarah

Writer & translator

Spending her early years in a small town in Germany, Sarah’s love of travel began as an exchange student in Spain and later in the USA. Her Australian journey started in 2011, when she arrived in Darwin. She then made her way from Cairns south along the entire east coast to the Great Ocean Road. A couple of years later, Sarah came back to Australia and spent most of her time in Byron Bay. Fast forward a few years, she is married to an Australian and calls Australia her home.

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...

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