Its been a long time coming, but finally I’ve managed to snare another travel blogger interview, and in the hot seat this week is super cool (for evidence of super coolness check answers from the below including converse, friendly fires and childrens tv) Beverley of the newly revamped pack-you-rpassport.com. An awesome read for anyone thinking about taking a gap year and working their way around Oz.
Hi, AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE?
1. Name: Beverley Reinemann
2. Age: 26
3. Twitter Handle: @PckYourPassport
4. URL: www.pack-your-passport.com
5. Home Town: Stamford – a very small town in Lincolnshire, England although I lived in Leeds for a long time
6. Current Location: Sydney, Australia
7. … Business or pleasure? Pleasure!
8. Tell us a little bit about what you’re up to at the moment. Best bits, worst bits etc.
Right now Mark (that’s The Boy) and I are coming to the end of our working holiday in Australia. We did our farmwork and got an extra year and now we’re working at an events company in Sydney to save money for our upcoming travel plans! I’m loving being back in Sydney, meeting up with other travel bloggers and living in a shared apartment in Surry Hills but not loving my job so much!
LETS TALK TRAVEL
9. First travel experience?
My first real travel experience was coming to Australia on a working holiday visa when I was 24. I’d sold everything I owned, quit my job at a Marketing Agency and got on a plane for the very first time – yep, my first flight was to Australia, I don’t do things by halves!
10. Future travel plans?
On 12th May 2012 we’re hiring a campervan and driving from Sydney all the way up to Port Douglas in North Queensland taking in all the best bits of Australia’s East Coast along the way which will include 4×4 driving and camping on Fraser Island, cruising the Whitsundays, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and jungle surfing at Cape Tribulation! Then in June we’re flying to Auckland to begin our New Zealand working holidays.
11. If you could go anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?
I’d go to Perth. I know it sounds silly but it’s the one place in Australia I really wanted to go to but never got around to it (I know, in two years, what have we been doing?!)
12. If you could avoid going anywhere tomorrow where would it be and why?
13. What 5 items would you not go travelling without?
Converse hightops, my iPhone, my netbook, my rolls-up-into-it’s-only-pocket rainmac and my new fleece I got in the sale at Kathmandu!
14. Best bit of advice you’ve received?
If you’re not happy somewhere, go somewhere else – don’t stay because it was “part of the plan”
Always choose the cheapest option – no thanks, I don’t always need to feel like I’m getting something for nothing!
16. Best bit of advice you can give readers of this interview?
I’m going to steal my favourite Oscar Wilde quote, even though technically it’s not very travel-related;
be yourself, everyone else is taken.
17. Favourite ice cream flavour? Cookies and cream
18. Apple or Andriod? Apple!
19. Blogger or WordPress? WordPress – I was on Blogger and then migrated over. Best thing I ever did!
20. Hostel or hotel? Hostel……but a nice one….please…. J
21. Guilty pleasure? Saturday morning children’s television
22. Your chosen super-power? Teleportation – I actually do love the journey of getting somewhere but mostly I’m just impatient.
23. Airplane seat – isle, centre or window? Aisle – I’m not the best of flyers and I like to be able to get up quickly for a walk or….you know….puke up.
24. What song/album are you listening to right now? I’m listening to…the first Friendly Fires album!
25. Thank you for answering my questions, as a gesture of thanks I allow you one whole paragraph to shameless plug of your website …
Pack Your Passport has had a makeover so come visit for travel tips, personal travel stories and pretty photos and then come follow along on twitter @pckyourpassport and facebook www.facebook.com/packyourpassport.
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