Why, hello!

My name is Camha but most people call me Cammi. I am a freelance editor and writer by day, and wanderluster ALWAYS.

I created this blog as a destination for curious millennials striving to balance travel, work and life, who are forever seeking inspiration for their next adventure and always on the lookout for unique experiences. This blog is not for backpackers or luxury travellers, but rather for those who have a bigger (but not too big) budget to spend on exploring destinations and  cultural experiences beyond the tourist trail.

Curated by Cammi is for curious wayfarers who value unique encounters, cultural experiences and finding those hidden gems.

As a traveller, I love staying in boutique hotels and airbnbs, stumbling upon trendy hidden bars and restaurants (it’s the Melburnian in me) and seeking unique encounters. Travel highlights to date include chasing waterfalls in enchanting Iceland, hot-air ballooning over the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia, praying with monks in Koyasan, fishing for piranhas in the Amazon and accepting a surprise marriage proposal from my now husband at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.

My aim is to have this blog resonate with you in some way, shape or form, whether it be fuelling your own desire to explore the world around you, providing inspiration for your next travel destination or letting you know that it’s never too late to follow a dream.

How did I get here?

When I turned 28, I was hit with a serious case of ‘Saturn Returns’ and needless to say there was a lot of life-assessing and re-evaluating that went on during this time. What I began to realise is that although I had a ‘good’ life and was not left for wanting, I wasn’t fulfilled and this was impacting on me emotionally, physically and spiritually. I was unmotivated and uninspired, and I felt that I had diverged off the path that I had intended for myself.

Fast forward, my husband got a job on the west coast of Australia and so off we went, leaving the cultured laneways of Melbourne behind for the sunny beaches of Perth. I haven’t looked back since.

‘What’s changed?’ you ask. Well, as they say, ‘a change of scenery is as good as a holiday’; but more than that, having a new base reinvigorated me and moving somewhere completely unfamiliar excited me. It was like swiping the slate clean, starting afresh and really asking myself the all-important question: ‘What do you want in life?

I’m now focusing on building my freelance editorial and writing business and concentrating on the passions that fuel and sustain me, the things that you can sometimes forget about when you get inadvertently bogged down by the drudgery of life.

One of my passions is travel. Another one is writing. Well, you can see where this is heading.

One of the things that I have always wanted to do was to start a travel blog, to connect with fellow adventurers and to inspire others to see the world. It may be a bit late in the game to start a travel blog, but I figure there’s no better time than now.

Random facts about moi

  • If I had to choose, my favourite travel destinations to date would be Iceland, Japan and Turkey (and Berlin as a city!)
  • I only got my driver’s licence at 28 and I am now learning to swim (I am a big late with all of the life skills)
  • Please don’t ask me to cook for you – I will most likely burn down your kitchen (another life skill lacking)
  • I am an INFP in the Myer-Briggs Personality Scale
  • Did somebody say ‘karoke’? Because if you did, I would definitely join you for a duet! (Preferably ’90s boy band songs, please)
  • Sometimes I think life is just one big Seinfeld episode where Elaine is my BFF (GET OUT!)

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Cammi x

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