Inspiring Women: Mohéli

Get to know inspiring Katt Andryskova, a scuba-diving instructor contributing to ecotourism on the Comoros Island of Mohéli.

Ecotourism with Katt Andryskova

At Get Up, Get Out There & Get Lost we are super passionate about ecotourism and stories from inspiring women travellers. We believe that by promoting sustainable tourism and sharing traveller stories that are focused on ecotourism, more travellers will be motivated to choose an eco-friendly destination, tour or cause when considering their holiday plans. This month, we have teamed up with Katt Andryskova, a scuba-diving instructor based on the Comoros Island of Mohéli, and asked her a series of questions to better understand what she does. Read on to learn more about this beautiful destination, the incredible ecotourism opportunities here and how you can support Katt’s work.  Continue reading “Inspiring Women: Mohéli”

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Vegan Cairns

Seek out these Cairns restaurants if you are travelling vegan in Australia.

“Eat well. Travel often.” – Unknown

Top 5 Plant-Based Foods and Drinks

Travelling vegan is not always easy but Australia is definitely one country that is fully embracing plant-based food.

Cairns in Tropical North Queensland is a city surrounded by not only natural beauty, but also an abundance of natural produce. You might be visiting for the waterfalls to the south, the rainforest to the north or the famous Great Barrier Reef that hugs the coast but it would be a complete waste to leave without sampling the region’s exotic fruits and vegetables. Excellent plant-based food compliments a trip to an area of such natural beauty, perfectly. These vegan Cairns restaurants literally give you a taste of the local area whilst helping to support local growers, preserve marine life and sustain natural resources. Read on for our top 5 plant-based food and drink options in Cairns, including menu recommendations too.

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Beach Camping

From the silica sand of Freycinet National Park to the wild surf of Byron Bay, discover the top 7 locations for campervan beach camping in Australia.

“Take me to the ocean” – Unknown

Top 7 Beach Campsites for Campers in Australia

One of the main motivators for doing a roadtrip around Australia is the huge selection of sites that offer beach camping. We travelled coastal roads all around the country, from Sydney to Cairns, hugging the edges of Tasmania, and from Adelaide back to Sydney. We hunted out the best beach campgrounds wherever possible, especially if they were free to enjoy. Continue reading “Beach Camping”

Getting To Know Bali – An Ubud Eco Trek

An intimate journey with Bali Eco Tours that allows you to get to know local Ubud in an eco-friendly way.

“Some places just feel right” – Karen Rose

Bali, Indonesia

We recently visited Bali and were desperate to avoid the tourist traps and commercial crowds. We based ourselves in serene Ubud which didn’t disappoint and the Rice Paddy / Village / Eco Nature Walk with Bali Eco Tours helped us get to know the local area more personally. Here you can learn all about the itinerary, the best bits about this tour and how easy it is to prepare for. Continue reading “Getting To Know Bali – An Ubud Eco Trek”

Island Inspiration (Part 2 of 2)

A low-cost day out from Townsville that helps you enjoy nature so close to the city.

“Meet me where the sky touches the sea” – Jennifer Donnelly

*A TWO-PART EAST COAST ISLAND SPECIAL*

As we travelled Australia’s east coast, it became clear that some of the best days out are a short ferry ride away to nearby islands. Enjoying an island day out doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming option. In this 2-Part Special, read about the wildlife you can experience so close to large cities, a cost-saving itinerary for your day out and our preferred place to stay back on the mainland.

Our first pick was North Stradbroke Island which you can read about in Part 1 of Island Inspiration. Now, it’s time for Part 2:

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Meals on Campervan Wheels

Learn how to create easy and natural food for the road straight out of your campervan kitchen. All 7 recipes featured here are vegan.

“Eat less from a box and more from the earth” – Unknown

7 Vegan Meal Ideas

 

One gas bottle, a two-ring hob and three meals a day. We recently spent no less than 6 weeks living in a hi-top campervan, a converted Hiace with just about enough room to stand up in. With just one medium saucepan and one medium frying pan to play with, we’ve become experts at easy campervan meals that require limited resources. Our road trip was full of natural beauty, long days exploring and thousands of kilometres of new roads. When we stopped for a meal, we wanted it to be simple to make, but we also wanted to avoid junk food, fast food or processed food. This month, we’re sharing our top seven go-to meals for time spent on the road with a campervan kitchen.  Continue reading “Meals on Campervan Wheels”

Spirit and Surf

Get lost and fall in love with Byron Bay.

“Travel brings power and love back to your life” – Rumi

Byron Bay, Australia

On the most eastern point of Australia’s mainland, lies beautiful and bewitching Byron Bay. This place is a must-stop destination in any Aussie itinerary. Whether you love the beach, food, art or exercise, Byron has the most unique feel and a very cool vibe. It’s the type of place you visit when you want to escape reality or renew your senses. Sit back, relax and let’s get to know Byron Bay. Continue reading “Spirit and Surf”