I knew it would be damn near impossible to top my birthday gift to Pete last year, which was a stay at the Elements of Byron. He still talks about it a year later, especially the free-standing bath tub our villa had.
In case you reside outside of Australia and haven’t heard, let’s just say we’re on the stricter end of the scale when it comes to living during COVID times.
Strict as in, our borders are CLOSED in 2020.
It’s always a risk staying at an insta-famous accommodation. Will it be overrun by wannabe influencers staging photoshoots all over the property? Or are your expectations so high thanks to all the picture-perfect shots plastered on Instagram that you can’t help but be slightly let down if it’s less than perfect?
Thanks to COVID-19, this will be my first full winter spent in Sydney.
If you’re new around here, you may not know that I typically chase the sun… which for me means leaving Australia during winter and traveling in the northern hemisphere, typically to destinations where I can live in tank tops and bikinis every day.
Along with transportation, accommodation is bound to be one of your biggest expenses while Down Under. The good news is that, depending on how long you plan to be in one place, there are plenty of ways you can save money on accommodation in Australia without ever having to stay in a hotel, so that you have more money to put toward fun activities in Australia.
I’ve gotta be honest: Accommodation usually falls at the bottom of my travel priorities list. Shouldn’t come as a shock to you, since I pretty much write about where I stay, oh, like never.