ABOUT ME

“My name is [Holly]. So what else do you need to know… Stuff about my family or where I’m from?

None of that matters… Not once you’re across the ocean and cut loose. Looking for something more beautiful, something more exciting… and, yes I admit… something more dangerous.

So after 18 hours in the back of an airplane, 3 dumb movies, 2 plastic meals, 6 beers and absolutely no sleep… I finally touched down…”

My first solo journey started straight after high school when I embarked on my gap year around Northern America and Western Canada. So many people from school doubted I would ever leave, but little did they know that this was just the start of my travelling addiction. This trip was also my first experience as a travel writer – I created on-the-go content for publications such as BoundRoundViews on Top and my own personal blog that has now become this.

After returning home I quickly quit my “day job” at Maccas and pursued travel journalism full time. I continued to write and take photographs for publications such as Yahoo7! TravelOut and About with Kids MagazineTravel MonitorFlight Centre, and expanding my own blog THATraveller.com. Would you believe that THATraveller started as a Tumblr blog?!

Having completed various photography courses already I was able to incorporate my love for landscape photography into my stories. Now 7 years later and I have travelled all around Europe with companies such as as Contiki and Busabout, and independently around various locations in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and domestically all over Australia, all whilst completing my university degree in Tourism Management from home (completed 2018!)

And now we are here! It’s 2021 and the world is now completely different to how it was before. My last international trip was around the islands of Thailand right before the borders closed – and now I am living in New Zealand. I closely missed the delta-wave in Sydney, so we will see how things go from here!

A Little More;

Country I Dream of Visiting: Mexico

Favourite Country: New Zealand

Favourite Place Visited: Santorini, Greece

 Favourite Family Trip: Mount Buller, VIC

 Favourite National Park: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND / Banff National Park / Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

 Favourite Bridge: Lions Gate Bridge

 Favourite Beach: Positano Beach, Amalfi Italy

Favourite Island: Ambon Islands, Indonesia

Favourite Cities: Santorini, Queenstown, Rome, Athens, New York City

Favourite Accommodation:

  • Hotels
    • The Fairmont Waterfront – Vancouver
    • The Hotel Beacon – New York City
    • The Shangri-La – Tokyo
    • Hoshinoya – Tokyo
    • Sanctoo Villas, Bali
    • Suites of the Gods Cave & Spa – Santorini, Greece
  • Hostels
    • Safestay, Athens
    • The RomeHello, Rome
    • Paradise Beach Club, Mykonos
    • Far Out Beach Club, Ios

Places I’d love to visit: Africa, Hawaii, Iceland, New Orleans, Mexico

Favourite Locals: Canadians, Kiwis

Favourite Place for Food: Thailand, Japan, Italy

 Favourite mode of transportation: Flying with a window seat

Longest Transit: Cagliari > Rome > New Dehli > Sydney

Shortest Transit: Probably Sydney > Melbourne/Gold Coast

Favourite way to Travel: With a suitcase

 Do you like travelling alone? YES. I love the independence.

Contact: hollyosullivan7@gmail.com

Instagram: @holly_osullivan

Random Facts;

 Favourite Ice Cream: Connoisseur Caramel Honey Macadamia

Favourite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Veronica Mars, Black Mirror, Teen Wolf, TVD, FRIENDS, Stranger Things, anything Marvel

Favourite Drink: Thai Milk Tea

Favourite Food: Thai Chicken Larb (but I’m vegetarian so I have it with fake chicken!)

Where have I been?

Australia

  • NSW
    • Sydney
    • Coffs Harbour
    • Bundanoon
    • Tamworth
    • Snowy Mountains
    • Blue Mountains
    • Hunter Valley
    • Newcastle
    • Penrith
    • Nelson’s Bay
    • Port Stephens
    • Seal Rocks
    • Thredbo
    • Jindabyne
  • ACT
    • Jervis Bay
    • Canberra
  • QLD
    • Brisbane
    • Gold Coast
    • Sunshine Coast
  • NT
    • Darwin
    • Alice Springs
    • Katherine (Nitmiluk)
    • Mataranka
    • Uluru-Kata Tjuta
    • Kakadu
    • King’s Canyon
    • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • VIC
    • Melbourne
    • Mount Buller
    • Great Ocean Road
    • Geelong

New Zealand

  • North Island
    • Auckland
    • Matamata
    • Rotorua
  • South Island
    • Christchurch & Canterbury
    • Hamilton
    • Lake Tekapo
    • Franz Josef
    • Wanaka
    • Queenstown
    • Arrowtown
    • Wellington
    • Rotorua

Fiji

Hong Kong

Indonesia

  • Bali
  • Jakarta, Java
  • Sulawesi
    • Makassar, South Sulawesi
    • Palu, Central Sulawesi
    • Manado, North Sulawesi
    • Bunaken Island, Manado, South Sulawesi
  • Maluku
  • Tulek Ambon, Pulau Ambon
  • Palau Saparua
  • Minahasa Highlands
  • Papua
    • Raja Ampat, Papua
    • Sorong, Papua
    • Waisai, Papua
  • Flores
    • Larantuka, Flores
    • Labuan Bajo, Flores
    • Komodo Island, Flores

Malaysia

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Sandakan

New Caledonia

  • Isle of Pines
  • Noumea

Singapore

The Philippines

  • Bohol
  • Loboc
  • Cebu

Thailand

  • Phuket
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Bangkok
  • Koh Sichang
  • Koh Samet
  • Koh Lanta
  • Krabi & Railay Beach
  • Pattaya
  • Phang Nga Bay

Japan

  • Tōhoku Region;
    • Aomori Prefecture;
      • Aomori
      •  Hirosaki
    •  Fukushima Prefecture;
      • Ouchi-Juku
      • Inawashiro
      • Koriyama
      • Kitashiobara
      • Lake Hibara
  • Kantō Region;
    • Greater Tokyo Area;
      • Tokyo
      • Shibuya
      • Shinagawa
      • Harajuku
      • Shinjuku
      • Ueno
      • Seijogakuen-Mae
      • Akihabara
  • Shikoku Region;
    • Ehime Prefecture;
      •  Matsuyama
      • Imabari
    • Kagawa Prefecture;
      •  Takamatsu
      • Dogo Onsen
    • Tokushima Prefecture;
      •  Tokushima
      • Naruto

Vietnam

  • Hue
  • Da Nang
  • Hoi An

Europe

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Ludlow
    • Shropshire
    • Studley
    • Stratford upon Avon
  • Scotland
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
  • Wales
    • Cardiff
    • Powis
    • Snowdonia

The Netherlands

  • Amsterdam
  • Edam

Austria

  • Tyrol

Belgium

Germany

  • Berlin
  • Munich
  • Dresden

Switzerland

  • Lucerne
  • Laterbrunnen

France

  • Paris
  • Burgundy

Italy

  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Florence
  • Cinque Terre
  • La Spezia
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Antrani
  • Positano
  • Ravello
  • Sorrento
  • Naples
  • Capri
  • Cagliari, Sardinia

Vatican City

Greece

  • Athens
  • Paros
  • Mykonos
  • Ios
  • Santorini

Croatia

  • Split
  • Stari Grad
  • Hvar
  • Mljet
  • Dubrovnik
  • Korcula
  • Makarska
  • Omis

United States of America

  • California
    • Anaheim
    • Catalina Island
    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
    • Santa Monica
    • Venice Beach
  • Illinois
    • Chicago
    • Evanston
  • North Dakota
    • Bismarck
    • Medora
  • New York
    • New York City
    • Brooklyn
    • Bronx
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington

Canada

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Whistler, BC
  • Banff, AB
  • Lake Louise, BC
  • Whitehorse, YT

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