How to Afford Travel

I get asked often, how to afford travel. I’ve been travelling full time for almost two years now, and these are my best tips and tricks to be able to afford to travel full time.

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1. Travel Hacking

I talk all about the specifics of travel hacking in my ebook. For those who don’t know what it is, here’s a quick rundown. Travel hacking is a way of using credit card points for free flights, upgrades, hotel rooms, etc. I made ZERO change to my lifestyle to get a free round trip flight from SFO to Europe. I just signed up for this credit card, used it to maximize my bonus points and referred a few people, and then had hundreds of thousands of points that I could use for flights, hotel rooms, or even gift cards. I was even able to buy my sister and I flights to Nicaragua immediately after my Copenhagen flight purchase!

How to Afford Travel

2. Living a Minimalist Lifestyle

By being aware of what I’m spending money on, and making sure that I only buy things that are of value to me, I am able to maximize the money that I have. Watch my video on how minimalism changed my life, and how it led me to world travel. It’s helped me make some massive shifts in my life and led me to so much more than saving money. I’d highly recommend giving it a try! If you haven’t heard of minimalism, check out the Ted Talk by the Minimalists.

 

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3. Learning about Sustainability

This one has a larger impact than you’d imagine – I used to spend loads of money on clothes and fast fashion. Once I watched “The True Cost” (watch it on Netflix), I completely changed my outlook on clothing. We are doing so much harm by purchasing cheap clothing made in factories with terrible working conditions. I’d suggest watching the doc and making your own choices. Please let me know what you think of it if you’ve seen it! I now buy less clothes, and when I do need something, I always try to buy second hand first. How to Afford Full Time Travel

4. Live Like A Local

By treating travel as a learning experience instead of a massive binger, I am able to save tons of money. I don’t drink often, and I am definitely not out partying at night. Instead of all-inclusive resorts, I stay in local accommodation like airbnbs, or sometimes I’ll even rent a place out. By cooking most of my own food, I save a ton. But I’ll still splurge on an epic vegan meal every once in a while. I really think about what the money I’m spending could get me. It costs me about $30 a day to live in Thailand – if I’m spending $30 on a meal in Australia or America, it better be worth giving up one day of living in Thailand. #realitycheck How to Afford Full Time Travel

5. Resources

I have tons of resources that I use to find the cheapest flights, the best accommodation, the luggage that I use to travel carry-on only, and the best travel insurance here. These are must-knows for anyone wondering how to afford travel! How to Afford Full Time Travel

6. Working Visas

I did a working visa for a year in Australia, where I was able to work and live (and travel) in the country for up to a year. I wrote an ultimate guide to the working holiday visa in Australia, which includes info on how I got work, what the wages are like, and how to find accommodation. Working while abroad is an easy way on how to afford travel. Use google to see what countries you can work abroad in! (p.s. you can always work online anywhere in the world). How to Afford Full Time Travel

My e-book goes more in depth on all of these topics, and includes real budgets from multiple countries (including Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia), safety tips and tricks, and a whole chapter on how to use travel hacking.

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What do you think of my tips? Have you used any of these yourself? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Vegan Fast Food in Australia

I often get asked how easy it is to be vegan in Australia. I spent almost an entire year in the beautiful country of Australia, and I was vegan the entire time. It wasn’t difficult at all, and I actually found Australia to be one of the most vegan friendly places I’ve visited so far. This is a list of the best vegan fast food in Australia.

Australia is home to many a fast food restaurant that includes vegan options on the menu. There are so many vegans in Australia, it is easy to find a place that caters to us.Best Vegan Fast Food In Australia

Vegan Fast Food in Australia
1. Lord of The Fries

This place is magic. It’s an entirely vegetarian (transitioning to vegan) fast food restaurant that serves burgers, fries, hot dogs, and milkshakes – all of which can be made vegan. This chain is spread throughout Australia, with stores in all of the major touristy areas of the big cities. Vegan Fast Food in Australia

2. Guzman and Gomez

There are loads of Mexican restaurant chains in Australia, one of which is Guzman and Gomez. Most of these chains offer vegan options on the menu, with free guacamole for veg burritos! Other Mexican chains with vegan options include: Zambrero (my favorite and probably the healthiest), and Mad Mex (this would be my third option out of the three). A burrito at any of these places will cost you about $12-$15 AUD. Vegan Fast Food in Australia Guzman and Gomez

3. Doughnut Time

While Doughnut Time isn’t a completely vegan establishment, this magical place offers a variety of vegan doughnuts. My favorite is the Liam Hemsworth, but all of the vegan doughnuts are amazing. One of these little hunks of joy will cost you anywhere between $7-$9 AUD, but is completely worth it. Split it with a friend if you don’t want a stomach ache from sugar, because they are massive! Vegan Fast Food in Australia Vegan Fast Food In Australia Vegan Fast Food in Australia

4. Grill’d

Grill’d is a healthy burger chain, with one vegan option on the menu. The veg option here is a vegetable burger, filled to the brim with fiber but not overly filling – make sure to grab a side of sweet potatoes fries. Grill’d is a great place to grab a meal with a friend. They offer seating, tons of drinks options (from kombucha to beer), and a cute setting. A Grill’d vegan burger will set you back about $11.50. Vegan Fast Food in Australia Grill'dVegan Fast Food in AustraliaVegan Fast Food in Australia

5. Crust Pizza

Crust is a fast food joint that has locations around Australia. They stock vegan cheese, and can make any of the vegetarian pizzas vegan if you just ask for it to be made vegan. A pizza here will set you back about $23-$26 with the addition of vegan cheese, but it’s very worth it. Vegan Fast Food in AustraliaVegan Fast Food in Australia

These are my favorite options for vegan fast food in Australia. They are all amazing, satisfying, and cruelty-free. Make sure to check out my favorite vegan restaurants in Melbourne!

What’s your favorite vegan fast food option?

 

How To Spend 24 Hours in Byron Bay

Byron Bay has been on my list of places to visit ever since I arrived in Australia and heard about this beachy, vegan friendly place just on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. I finally made it for a quick trip, and though there is so many amazing places to eat and beaches to see, I feel like I made the most of this short trip.Byron Bay Beach Lighthouse

The stop in Byron Bay came after diving in the Great Barrier Reef and stopping off in Brisbane and Gold Coast. I was ready to eat some good food, stay in a nice airbnb, and have a relaxing weekend.

Byron Bay: Where I Stayed

I picked this airbnb and I absolutely loved it. It was a bit higher than my normal price range, but there was a massive festival going on in Byron Bay the weekend I visited, which caused a lot of the airbnb’s to be rented out. So I splurged.Byron Bay Airbnb Apartment

I had been in contact with a fellow travel blogger, Marnie, for a few weeks prior. She lives in Byron Bay and she offered to show me around. I happily agreed, and she came to my apartment to pick me up that Saturday.

We headed to a restaurant that Marnie recommended called The Beet. It’s all vegan and super adorable. We ordered up a feast and happily filled up over good talks and amazing drinks.Byron Bay The Beet Cafe Vegan Byron Bay The Beet Cafe

Next, we headed toward the beach, where we stopped off to admire the insane beauty that is Byron Bay.How to Spend 24 Hours In Byron Bay

We took a hike up to the Byron Lighthouse. There is a lookout on the way, where you can spot whales migrating. We saw a couple of whales swimming together – it was amazing!How to Spend 24 Hours in Byron BayHow to Spend 24 Hours in Byron Bay

Once we made it to the lighthouse, we looked around at the insanely gorgeous, almost 360 view, before heading back down the path.How to Spend 24 Hours in Byron Bay

We drove through town and searched for vegan ice cream. We didn’t find any shops that were open that served vegan ice cream, so we headed to Fundies. Fundies looks like a vegan heaven – they have all sorts of vegan treats, plus health foods, and home necessities.

We picked up some vegan ice cream made by Knox and Aya (try them out if you’re in Byron!). This ice cream came back to the airbnb with us, where we ate it out of bowls on the balcony.How to Spend 24 Hours in Byron Bay

I had such an amazing time in Byron Bay. I’d highly recommend stopping here if you’re traveling through Australia – it could be my favorite place in the whole country!

 

 

How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast

After my 24 hours in Brisbane, I got to spend a day in the Gold Coast. This is how to spend 24 hours in Gold Coast. How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold CoastHow to Spend 24 hours in Gold Coast

How To Spend 24 Hours In Gold Coast

I recommend booking a place to stay near the action if you’re staying for a short time – and the most interesting spot in Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise. How to Spend 24 hours in Gold CoastHow to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast

Where to Stay

I stayed in an airbnb (my favorite type of accommodation), and I got super lucky because I found a great place right in Surfers Paradise. This is the airbnb I stayed in. It was super cute and in such a good location! (Use my link to get $25 off your first airbnb stay)How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast: Where to Stay

What To Do

One of my favorite things about Surfers Paradise was the beach. The beach here is one super long stretch of ocean, backed up by skyscrapers and palm trees. I spent hours walking on the beach, laying in the sand, and watching the tourists taking photos of their friends jumping in the sand. How to Spend 24 hours in Gold Coast

How to Spend 24 hours in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a shopping destination, which I’m not usually into, but it worked out well for me because my phone died the day I got there {like permanently}. I was lucky enough to find a phone store selling refurbished iPhones and pick one up.

Where to Eat

There are so many cafes and restaurants in the Gold Coast! I usually prefer to seek out vegan restaurants so I can try something new (or at least have more than one option from the menu). How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast: Where to Eat

I found Cardamom Pod and I highly recommend it. This place is awesome! It’s not cheap, but the food is amazing. I had a Malaysian Satay with basmati rice and a super detox salad.

They also have some incredible dessert options if you have a sweet tooth. How to Spend 24 hours in Gold Coast: What To Eat

I also had a vegan kebab from a street stall – my first one in Australia! Aside from that, I ate mainly fruit and some juice from Wollies. I try to keep my meals budget friendly and only splurge when I know it will be worth it (aka my vegan restaurant escapade in Melbourne).

Planning a trip to Australia? Make sure to check out the best hikes in Sydney, my guide to Rottnest Island, or the guide to a working holiday visa in Australia!

How to Spend 24 Hours in Gold Coast

How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, Queensland

I recently went to Brisbane, Queensland – for 24 hours. This was my first time in “Brissie,” as the locals call it, and I was determined to make the most of it. This is how to spend 24 hours in Brisbane. How to spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, Australia

How To Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane

You’re going to want to start off your day with a solid breakfast. After researching all of my vegan options, I decided to go for an indulgent pancake breakfast. I headed to the Lost Boys in the CBD after seeing this listHow to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane

What I received was a bit different than what I’d expected, though. The pancakes were alright, but I’d recommend checking out a more relevant list (or some instagram accounts) if you’re looking for an instagram-worthy breakfast. I’m constantly on the search for insta-worthy food for my vegan instagram account.

After you’re fueled up, take a walk down the river to Kangaroo Point. I took the Story Bridge, which was a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the city on the other side of the river. How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, AustraliaHow to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, AustraliaAfter crossing the bridge, head to CT White Park and take the walking trail along the harbor. It’s a great walk. If you aren’t a fan of long walks, you can rent bikes by the hour at stops along the path. How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, AustraliaIf you get a bit tired, have a sip of water at one of the many water fountains along the way and have a seat at one of the little piers. How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, AustraliaOnce you’re ready, walk across Goodwill Bridge and head across the river back into the city. How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, AustraliaHow to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, Australia

I used this chance to make friends with the locals. How to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is a beautiful city and has lots to offer. I stopped for a chilled (and inexpensive) lunch at the Queens Plaza – there is an Indian restaurant in the food court that offers rice & one curry for $6.80 (that is insanely cheap for Australia).
How to Spend 24 Hours in BrisbaneThe day was a bit windy and I was a bit tired from the walk, so I took the bus home after lunch, which was around 4 PM. I spent the night having a good chat with my airbnb host.

Where to StayHow to Spend 24 Hours in Brisbane

This is the airbnb that I stayed at – the hosts were so great. The room was so cute and comfy and the house was only about 20 mins by bus into Brisbane. I love airbnb and use it almost exclusively when I am in a city for a short time. Use my link to get $25 off your first airbnb stay! Airbnb hosts are so helpful. I asked my hosts how to spend 24 hours in Brisbane and she helped me map out this entire walk.

I visited Brisbane after leaving Cairns – check out my first scuba diving experience in Cairns! If you’re planning a trip to Australia, make sure to check out my guide to the working holiday visa in Australia, and my favorite restaurants in Melbourne, and the best hikes in Sydney. 

 

The Great Barrier Reef: Diving and Snorkeling

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’ve finally made it to the Great Barrier Reef. Diving the Great Barrier Reef has been on my bucket list for a while, and I was so excited to finally do it right at the end of my working visa in Australia. This is all of the info on my tour. Great Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling and Cruising

Great Barrier Reef: Where to Book A Dive or Cruise

I booked my tour through Backpackers World in Cairns – I figured it would be easiest to go to a place where someone can help find the right tour for me. Great Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling and Cruising

I told them I was on a budget, and they recommended Down Under Cruise and Dive. They helped me find the best day to go. We chose a day where the wind wouldn’t be too crazy and we booked it in.

Great Barrier Reef: How Much You’ll Spend

I paid $195 for the full day on the boat. This includes snorkel gear, all diving gear (but does not include wetsuit rental), a full buffet lunch on board (they cater to vegans!), and wine, cheese, and crackers on the way back. This included an introductory dive – I’m not certified to dive, so this was the best option for me. I’ve never dove before. If you aren’t into diving, the cost will be lower, and you’ll get to snorkel at two reef locations. Great Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling and Cruising Great Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling, and Cruising

There were lots of add-ons to the cruise – you could book a second dive, you could book a helicopter tour, a submarine tour, rent a wetsuit, rent an underwater camera. They also had beer and assorted drinks available for purchase. I didn’t rent a wetsuit – that is primarily for if you’re worried about being cold or getting cut by coral.

Great Barrier Reef: What To Expect

Check in at the dock was at 7:30 AM. The boat left the dock at 8:15 AM. On the way to the reef, we had a briefing on what to expect for the day – including the time tables, our dive groups, and what reefs we would be visiting. We went to Norman Reef in the morning, and Hastings Reef in the afternoon. These reefs are both on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Diving, Snorkelling and CruisingGreat Barrier Reef Water ReefGreat Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling and Cruising

Down Under Cruise and Dive: Pros and Cons

This is a budget cruise. They offer a lower price ($200) by using a larger boat with more people. It’s nice to save about $100 by going for the budget option, and there was plenty of room on the boat for everyone to have a seat and space to put backpacks/day bags.Great Barrier Reef: Diving, Snorkeling and Cruising

The problem with having that many people on the boat is that when it’s snorkel time, you have roughly 100 people snorkeling in the same area. There were a few times that I was almost kicked by someone else’s flippers. While diving we had four divers to one instructor. Great Barrier Reef Underwater Great Barrier Reef Underwater Fish

I spent the afternoon snorkeling and laying in the sun. On the way back, I drank wine, ate crackers, and made friends with some New Zealanders. It was a magical day. Great Barrier Reef Diving

Stay tuned for detailed posts on my first diving experience (and what went wrong), and what I’d do differently about visiting the Great Barrier Reef!

 

The Best Hikes In Sydney, Australia

Upon arriving in Sydney, I found that this city is filled with breathtaking hikes – there are coastal hikes, harbor hikes, and even a whole mountain range just an hour East of the city. This is a list of the best hikes in Sydney, Australia.Best Hikes in Sydney: Blue Mountains

Best Hikes in Sydney, Australia 
1. Palm Beach / Barrenjoey Lighthouse Hike

This hike starts at the famous Palm Beach (where the aussie soap opera Home And Away is filmed) and takes you up to Barrenjoey lighthouse. From the tip of the mountain, you’ll be able to see where the bay meets the ocean, and the kilometers of beach that separate the two. This is one of the best views I’ve ever had on a hike, and high on the list of the best hikes in Sydney. See the full post on this hike for more photos.

Best Hikes In Sydney, Australia

2. Bondi to Coogee

This hike is a beautiful walk along the coast just South of Sydney’s CBD. It took me about two hours one way, mainly because I stopped for so many photos. It’s most common to walk from Bondi to Coogee, but I went from Coogee to Bondi, which I imagine to be a bit more rewarding if you’ve never seen Bondi before. It’s not hard to see how this one made the list of best hikes in Sydney! See the full post on this hike for more info. 

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3. Figure 8 Pools

About 30 mins south of Sydney CBD is the Royal National Park. Head here for a medium-intensity, 1 hour hike to the beach, and even further, the figure 8 pools. The figure 8 pools have been naturally created over hundreds of years, and are incredible to see in real life. This is one of the shorter hikes of the best hikes in Sydney. See the full post on this hike for more details and lots more photos. Best Hikes in Sydney, Australia

4. Marley Beach Hike

Also located in the Royal National Park, the hike to Marley Beach takes about an hour and a half from the fire road. I took a rocky fire road path, but if you’d like to go on a smoother, newer, man-made path, I’d recommend starting at Bundeena. The path is relatively uneventful, but the reveal of Marley beach is astonishing. We brought a picnic and ate a bit inland, where the wind wasn’t as strong. The views make it obvious as to how this one made the list of best hikes in Sydney!

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5. Grand Canyon Hike to Evans Lookout, Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a perfect weekend trip for the avid hiker visiting Sydney. Located just about an hour to an hour and a half outside of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are full of long, lush hiking trails. One of my favorites was the Grand Canyon hike to Evan’s Lookout – it took us about 2 hours to get to Evans Lookout, through the canyon. The amount of hikes in the Blue Mountains makes it a clear top candidate of the best hikes in Sydney.

The Best Hikes in Sydney, Australia

6. Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

Wentworth Falls is a massive waterfall that you should NOT MISS if you’re taking a trip to the Blue Mountains. Go early, because the hike is beautiful but long. We ended up having to take a shorter trail because we ran out of time before it got dark. It paid off in the end, as we got to see a second waterfall – Empress Falls.

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See the full post for more photos. 

7. Cronulla Beach Hike

If you’re feeling a chill, lazy day sort of walk, the Cronulla beach hike is for you! This is a relatively flat, easy walk. It’s a long one as well, so bring your water and maybe some snacks. It’s not hard to see how this one made the list of best hikes in Sydney!

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8. Chowder Bay to Bradley’s Head Hike

This is one of the first hikes I did in Sydney and one of the most impressive. This trail takes you from Chowder Bay (have a coffee at the old bunker turned coffee shop before heading out!) all the way to Bradley’s Head – where you will get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbor bridge and Sydney Opera House. See the full post for more photos and details.
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9. Manly to Spit Bridge

The Manly to Spit Bridge trek was one that I was most looking forward to. Starting at the stunning Manly Beach, this is a long hike at 10k each way. I just did one way, but if you’re feeling wild, try to go round trip. See the full post for more photos and details. Best Hikes in Sydney: Manly to Spit Bridge Best Hikes in Sydney: Manly to Spit Bridge

Planning a trip to Sydney? Check out my favorite restaurants in Sydney and the best beaches that Sydney has to offer. What did you think of this list of the best hikes in Sydney?

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Doughnut Time: The Most Epic Doughnuts in Australia

When I arrived in Australia on September 9, 2016, I had no idea what was in store for me. Australia is the most vegan-friendly country I’ve visited to date. Fast food places have vegan options here. I was in heaven. Enter Doughnut Time.

Doughnut Time: Australia’s Vegan Heaven Doughnut Time Red Velvet Vegan Doughnut: A Must Eat in Australia

I discovered Doughnut Time via the internet. Soon, I found the very first Doughnut Time I’d visit – the one on Degraves Street in Melbourne. Doughnut Time Melbourne Jam Filled

Doughnut Time is a magical place filled with endless trays of beautiful and richly flavored doughnuts. One of these babies will fill you up and give you a sugar high that will last all day. Doughnut Time Manly Beach Doughnuts

As with all things in Australia, these doughnuts don’t come cheap. They range in price, anywhere from $6 to $8. I can tell you, it’s worth every cent. Doughnut Time Vegan Doughnuts: Melbourne, Australia

I made it my mission to try every type of doughnut from this magical store. Once my mission was complete, they added new flavors, so I completed my mission twice. On average, I throw down one doughnut per month. I try to stay moderately healthy, but since coming to Australia, I’ve somehow managed to acquire a weakness for these sugary glazed doughnuts topped with sweet and salty confections. Doughnut Time Perez Hilton

My favorite so far would have to be a tie between the red velvet, Perez Hilton (pictured above) and the Chai Curious doughnut which is pictured above (on the bottom of the tray). I did not take a photo of that Chai one individually – I ate it pretty quickly… it had been a hard day. Doughnut Time: Vegan Doughnuts throughout Australia

Doughnut Time is located throughout Australia – I’ve eaten these beautiful creations at multiple locations in Melbourne and Sydney. They also have locations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast – see their website for more info.

If you’re planning a trip to Australia, check out my favorite vegan restaurants in Melbourne! Also make sure to see the best vegan places in Sydney.

Let me know in the comments which one you’d eat first 🙂

 

The Famous Figure 8 Pools in Sydney

One sunny day, I hopped in the car with Natalie and Michael, and we headed into the Royal National Park to visit the insta-famous Figure 8 Pools. My au pair family had highly recommended it, and after seeing the instagram photos, we knew we had to check it out.

Figure 8 Pools & Burning Palms Beach Figure 8 Pools Sydney Royal National Park

After we parked, we took the trail to Burning Palms Beach. The hike is a moderate and hilly. It’s just about 45 minutes to the beach. Make sure to bring your water!

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Once we got down to the beach, we had to do some minor rock climbing to get to the pools.

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We finally made it to the Figure 8 Pools and they were astonishing. Each little pool looked like it’s own little world, full of different types of colorful plants.

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We had such a fun day checking out the pools. Some people were swimming in them, but the water was freezing! Figure 8 Pools Burning Palms Beach Sydney

Figure 8 Pools Instagram Famous Sydney

We even saw a rainbow on our walk back – pure magic. While walking through the beach and the forest, I couldn’t help but become awestruck at the beauty that surrounds us. This is truly a magical place. Rainbow over Burning Palms Beach, SydneyThe figure 8 pools were such an incredible sight, and it was even better that Michael and Natalie were there with me. Natalie is a photographer and she is amazing at it – check her out. She took some of the photos above! Famous Figure 8 Pools Sydney

The total cost of this trip was $12 for parking. If you’re visiting Sydney, I’d highly recommend checking out these pools and a few other hikes in the Royal National Park.

When you visit the Figure 8 Pools, make sure to bring your bathers (that’s Australian for swimsuit), a picnic, and plenty of water. We also had a bit of rain, so make sure you’re prepared for all types of weather.

Soul Burger: Sydney’s Best Vegan Burger

Soul Burger in Sydney has blown my mind.

If you’re anything like me, you get a serious craving for a solid vegan burger every couple of months. I consider myself somewhat of a veggie burger connoisseur. However, it’s not often that I come across a faux-meat burger that tastes seriously like beef. Soul Burger Plant Based Burgers Sydney Randwick Interior

Soul Burger: Sydney’s Best Vegan Burger

I was told by numerous people that if I was going to Sydney, I needed to try Soul Burger. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than an epic vegan burger. But, I was super excited to see upon arrival that not only do they serve a wide range of vegan burgers, they also had vegan milkshakes and a massive assortment of fries. Consider this American in vegan heaven!

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Soul Burger: What To Order

Soul Burger Sydney Menu

I ordered a “Straya, Mate” and my Australian friend ordered the American Badass. We thought that was pretty cute, considering that one of us was American and one of us was Aussie. Soul Burger Randwick Sydney Straya Mate BurgerSoul Burger Randwick Sydney American Burger

I was very pleasantly surprised when the burgers came out – they were massive. We had also ordered a vanilla coconut milkshake and fries to share. Soul Burger Randwick Sydney Vegan Burger Feast

The burgers tasted (and looked) so much like beef – if there weren’t signs showing that it was plant based everywhere, I’d have thought they accidentally gave me a meat burger! The burgers even had the consistency and chewiness of beef. Trippy!

We did our best, but in the end we couldn’t finish this epic feast. The burgers were so filling! I’d recommend going super hungry.Soul Burger Randwick Sydney Amanda Round the Globe

If you’re planning a trip to Sydney (or dreaming about it), check out my other favorite vegan restaurants in Sydney, the best beaches in Sydney, and my favorite hikes in Sydney!

Check out Soul Burger’s website for more info.