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I’m Rhiannon. I’m one half of this fab travel blog that you’ve stumbled upon. The other half is my other half, Russell. Together we run Rhiannon Travels, sharing tons of awesome, in-depth and useful tips to help people just like you, travel the world with ease.
I created this blog on my own, back in September 2016. Along the way, Russell has joined me in turning what started as a hobby, into a full-blown work-from-home business. Over the past year and a half, we have helped lots of people to travel as simply as possible. Taking away all of the stress and anxiety that travel can cause, leaving only the fun and enjoyment.
So, why did we start a travel blog?
Great question! I started this blog back in September 2016, because I wanted a way to share my travel experiences. I was also craving a creative outlet, and since writing has always been a passion of mine, blogging became all I could think about.
I spent weeks wondering whether or not I should enter the online world. But after a great deal of research, tons of inspiration from the hundreds of incredible bloggers already out there kicking some serious butt, I decided to go for it!
Fast forward almost a year and a half, and we’re on our way to becoming one of those successful blogging teams!
But, that wouldn’t be the case without our awesome readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Without you, we wouldn’t even still run this blog! You guys are the bomb dot com.
Russell and I started dating back in October 2015. Since then, we have lived in Alice Springs for eight months, spent a month exploring Japan and soaked up the sunshine in Queensland for two weeks.
Unfortunately, we both have real jobs, so we aren’t able to travel the world full time just yet. Instead, we spend a few months saving for a semi-long trip, book that trip, have the time of our lives, come home and repeat the process! As much as we would both prefer to travel for an extended amount of time, this seems to be working for us.
Where have we been?
Russell and I have only been traveling together for a couple of years. That being said, we have both traveled quite a bit before we started dating!
I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Adelaide, Australia. I’ve lived here all my life, except the brief period of time when Russell and I moved to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
I had my first plane ride at the young age of three. I don’t remember any of that trip, but I do know that we went to the United States to visit family in California. I know we went to Disneyland, and I’m pretty sure the characters scared me, but that’s about as far as my memory goes!
Since then, I’ve visited the USA another three times, spending time in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York City and Hawaii.
I have also spent a month exploring Japan with Russell. Along the way, we visited Yokohama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo.
As for our beautiful country of Australia, I’ve visited: Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Alice Springs and of course, Adelaide!
Russell was also born and raised in Adelaide, except for our temporary relocation to Alice Springs.
Besides visiting the same cities in Japan as myself (duh). Russell is a huge gaming fan, so Tokyo was pretty much heaven on Earth for him.
Other than exploring Japan for an entire month, Russell has also visited: Thailand, Indonesia, California, Queensland, Perth and of course, Alice Springs.
Where are we traveling to next?
Next on our travel agenda is Shanghai and back to Tokyo. We will be spending a week in Shanghai, then another glorious two weeks in Tokyo amongst many day trips from Tokyo to nearby cities and traditional Japanese towns.
After that, our plan is to either spend a significant amount of time in China, USA, Europe or embark on one of Australia’s great road-trips! Time will tell what we decide to do, and of course, you will be the first to know!