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Stephanie Parker

My name is Stephanie Parker and I'm a travel addict! With a background in the arts, I've always enjoyed writing, creating and sharing. This, combined with my love of wandering the globe and a deep-rooted nomadic spirit, led to the creation of Big World Small Pockets. Originally from Jersey, Channel Islands, I'm now based in Australia and backpack the world upside down collecting tips, advice and stories, to share with a smile.

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5 Reasons I’m Glad I Prioritised Travel over Career in my 20’s

When I was at school it was an almost anticipated expectation that I’d either be a lawyer or a journalist by the age of 25. You know, somebody with opinions, money and...


Crucial Things to Consider when Planning an Australian Road Trip

Along with seeing Uluru and exploring Sydney Harbour, taking an Australian road trip is one of the bucket list essentials when visiting this country. Even many locals...


20 Things to Do on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Oh Little Corn Island, what a tiny drop of paradise you are! There you sit in the Caribbean Sea, a miniscule pearl, shining with simplicity and serenity. I fell in love...


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How to See Australia’s Whitsundays from only $5.50 a day

Situated in Queensland’s tropical waters, the Whitsundays are one of the jewels in Australia’s tourism crown. An archipelago of 74 islands, scatted among the Great...


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The Best Budget Friendly Things to Do in Nice, France

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful city of Nice is known for being one of France’s most popular tourist destinations. It is also renowned for being very...


How to Visit Uluru Cheaply

Situated within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Central Australia, Uluru, (or Ayres Rock as it was formerly known) is one of this country’s most outstanding and...


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Best Hikes for Solo Female Travellers in New Zealand

I love a good hike, it’s as simple as that and what better place to pull on some good shoes and getting moving than in New Zealand, the heartland of epic scenery?...


10 Things I Never Realised Before Coming to Australia

Hardly classified as being ‘off the beaten track’ in terms of backpacker tourism, I was pretty sure I knew most things about Australia before I got here. I mean...


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20 Reasons Why You Should Always Take a Sarong Travelling

Sarongs are, without a doubt, the most incredible items to take travelling. I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without them and, despite my self-imposed rigid baggage...


Complete Itinerary for Budget 4WD Road Trip up through Central Australia

This complete itinerary for budget 4WD Road Trip up through Central Australia is based on the trip I took with the boy in the Land Rover. In fact, this 2 week guide...


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