Australian travel blogger with a love for exploring, animals and the environment

Hi I’m Jodie! A 30 something Australian travel blogger that loves to explore the globe and share travel stories and tips. I caught the travel bug in 2006 and since 2015 have been sharing my love for travel on Hoff to Explore. 41 countries and counting!

Why ‘Hoff’? Well, it’s part of my last name and that’s it really! No connections to the famous Baywatch star… but I do love the beach!

Having lived in the UK for 3.5 years, I have tips to share with expats in the Expat Life section of my website and stories from our travels around Europe and the UK. That being said, between these more local travels, I also travelled to Morocco, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Africa (twice!) You can read about these in the Destinations section. Now that I’ve returned home to Australia, I am currently based in Brisbane.

So what’s my travel style? Well I almost always travel with my partner and we like to get away from other tourists when possible for a more local experience. We do however also enjoy seeing the main attractions, just not at times they are overcrowded. After all, the main attractions are what inspired people to visit the destination in the first place! Expect travel stories about beach holidays, city getaways and adventures deep in the bush. For me, I’m not sure a travel style niche exists. Unless a bit of everything counts?

Favourite destinations? Morocco because nothing beats sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert and eating home-cooked tagine and bread at a local family home. South Africa because volunteering at a rhino sanctuary has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

Rhinos are beautiful animals but I love other animals too and they often feature in my travel stories. We’ve even taken Ned the dog on a weekend holiday in England! You can read about Ned and the other animals I’ve met on my travels in the Animals section of my blog. My love for animals led me to a love for our environment and I now make every effort to reduce my impact, especially single use plastics, on this world I love to explore.

And finally if you just need a few tips before your next holiday, I have a Travel Tips and Video section just for you. I’m sure if you have a flick through you’ll find something useful for your next holiday.

Upcoming trips:

  • Sri Lanka (September 2018)
  • Maldives (September 2018)
  • Tanzania (January 2019)


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