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Jen Grabkowski | Aussie/Polish  🇦🇺Melbourne born 💗Love all things pink 🌏Sharing past & present escapades 💻Creating my own laptop lifestyle 👇Learn how YOU can too - click below!

This is my favourite little nook along the Great Ocean Road. And it’s not hard to see why!

Have you been before? What was your favourite part of this awesome road?
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#wanderlife #travelerlife #lifeofexploring #traveladdicted

Today I am thinking about one of the hardest hikes I have ever done.

There was no path what so ever…we had to use decent sized sticks to swat tall grass and shrubs out of our way as we walked.

And traipsing through a mountain of pure Australian bush, you can just imagine the kinds of things we came across in our journey to the top.

Huge webs with a different intimidating spider right in the middle literally every metre. Huge ants nests with the biggest bull ants I have ever seen. And yep, they ended up crawling all over us. But by some miracle, weren’t bitten!

We didn’t see any snakes which I am both incredibly surprised and thankful for. But I am sure they were there…somewhere.

We got poked, scratched and stabbed by branches left right and centre, had to scale wet rocks at times and by the time we did get to the top I could barely walk and was covered in dirt from head to toe.

Sounds like a fun experience, right? Haha! Despite it not being the most enjoyable of hike I have ever done, it was certainly the one that felt like the biggest accomplishment. And relaxing on the top was definitely enjoyable
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I much prefer being on the water rather than in the water. What about you?
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Some of my most favourite people are animals. And this highland ‘hairy coo’ cow I met back on my Scotland trip of 2016 will forever be one of them.
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#travelerlife #exploremoreoutdoors #wanderess #mytravels

Would you have a swim in here?

I tried to, but the rocks at the base were so slippery that clumsy me kept falling over with almost every single step.

Sometimes you just gotta accept your limitations for the sake of your safety haha.
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“Get clear on what makes you happy and what makes you feel the most alive, and then create it for yourself instead of pretending you can’t have it”. This amazing quote is from a book I started reading recently called ‘You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life’. And I think you can gather from both the quote and the title that this book is a sure-fire way to snap anybody out of their poor me/pity party mindset. It sure did for me!

And since I started working online, this book has helped me learn to control the feelings of overwhelm (like it’s all too hard and I just can’t do it) and I instead have learned to embrace the challenge and enjoy every part of the journey.

Learning how to be my own boss is the most thrilling thing I have ever done in my life. And anything that makes me feel that alive, simply has to be a created into a permanent reality for myself no matter what.

Are you craving the same kind of passion in your life? But perhaps have been holding back?

I would love to help you snap out of your pity party just like this book taught me how to do for myself, so make sure you click on the link in my bio and I will be in touch shortly after to help you get started
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#the_daily_traveller #travelpicsdaily #traveljunkie

Have you ever seen a more beautiful cemetery?

This one in Hallstatt, Austria really is the definition of resting in peace.
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#traveler_stories #thewanderngtourist #postcardplaces #travel_captures

Let’s all stop and take a minute to appreciate the rare sighting of me with a tan.

Sadly, it didn’t last long and since the summer of 2016 when this picture was taken, said tan has never been seen again.

On another note..how amazing is Fraser Island! Have you ever been? If not, is it on your list? It should be!

Fun fact – Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the WORLD!
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#travelergirl #travelinggirl #theadventureproject

The view from the sky point observation deck in the Gold Coast is definitely one worth paying a visit too – how awesome is this!
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#aroundtheworldpics #wanderlust_tribe #traveler_stories #travelgo #girlsmeettheglobe

It’s amazing the hidden gems you can find in your backyard if look hard enough.

I have lived in Melbourne my whole life and it wasn’t until my 27th year of life that I learned this place was only a 10 minute drive from my house.
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Sunset watching over the grand canyon = perfect way to spend a night
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#girlsaroundtheworld #mytravelpics #experiencetheworld #dametravelers #instatraveler #adventureon #traveljunkie

If you could design your perfect day, what would it look like?

For me, it would be waking up, going for a walk/hike or do an exercise class, come back home and get some work done for a few hours, spend time with friends/family over dinner, catch up on my favourite shows and read a book before bed.

And if I am travelling my day would revolve around exploring the destination I am in for majority of the day, just like in this photo, with a little bit of work in-between and night capping the same way as above.

However currently I spend my days chained to a desk buried in unfulfilling work that leaves me feeling restess, bored and counting down the hours until 5pm with not much time to do anything that I actually enjoy doing.

So thank goodness I discovered that with the right trainings, I can develop a career based around my passion for travel and get out of this monotonous routine so that my perfect day can be every day of the week.

And since having began working online, it is super empowering to know that everything I accomplish within building my business is one step closer to making this actually happen.

So, if you would like to learn how you too can make your prefect day your every day, click on the link in my bio to get started.
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