Hi I’m Belinda Nixon, the founder of this Australian travel blog, See Something New.
It’s my goal to help you get outdoors more and explore beautiful places in regional Australia.
Travelling in Australia is a rewarding and enriching experience and your holiday creates important jobs in Australia’s regional and remote communities.
Who is this blog helpful for?
From camping to resort holidays, I focus on destinations where you have the option to get outdoors into nature, be awed by the beauty of our country and spot wildlife.
I believe bushwalking, outdoor activities and National Parks are for everyone, regardless of your fitness level or experience, it’s just about finding fun activities that suit your comfort zone and skill level.
I just really can’t pick a niche to focus on like they say I should but my travel blog has posts that helpful to plan a trip in these areas:
- Nature based exploring (seeing wildlife, getting outdoors and beautiful places for campers & hotel holidays)
- Travel with dogs (predominantly in Victoria)
- Travel for adults (many posts are still helpful for families, but I don’t have children)
- Camping and bushwalks, including for plus size and beginners
- Hotels in beautiful places that are a gateway to nature or a chance to treat yourself
- Food and Drink with a view
Who am I?
I have worked in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Australia as a Park Ranger, Environmental Advisor and Tour Guide. More recently I have worked in wholesale and retail travel, booking people on their dream Australian holidays.
This means I’m lucky to have personally visited many places or done professional development training on most areas of Australian travel. However I’m always learning, finding new places to share and following tourism news to build on my existing knowledge of the Australian travel industry, which is constantly evolving.
My time working as a travel consultant has helped me understand that every single one of us values slightly different ways to travel and experience a destination.
This means I tend to write less personally and more factually, highlighting what may be a pro or con based on what you value, as I want to make the destination the star of this blog, not me. This will also help you decide more clearly if an activity or destination is right for you.
But you will find ‘stories’ scattered throughout, which are more personal accounts of my adventurers.
My posts labelled as ‘researched for your’ are not always places I’ve personally visited but are rather collated helpful information to help you with your trip planning.
Where to start with planning your holiday
If you are not sure where you want to go or what kind of holiday you want, start broadly with ‘Australia’ for broad ideas and lists. If you know what kind of holiday you like, or where you want to go, choose a destination or focus from the top menu.
And lastly, see something new is ‘user supported’. That means if you book something/buy something using one of my links I make a small commission from the company. If you find a post helpful, booking via my links is the best way to help me generate income so I can work fewer casual hours and spend more time writing helpful content instead.
I’m so happy you have found the See Something New blog and I hope you have a year full of happy Australian holidays and new experiences, even if they are just down the road!