Australian travel blogger with a love for exploring the globe, animals and conservation
Hi! I’m Jodie, a 30 something Australian travel blogger that loves to explore the globe and share travel stories, learnings and tips. I have a mixed travel style and enjoy beaches, mountains and cities, major sights and local experiences. I travel solo or with my husband, in a group or on our own. Hoping for an encounter with animals along the way or going on conservation trips. 44 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!
Hoff to Explore started in 2015 after moving to London and wanting to have a few more adventures before finding a job. As a couple we did an Intrepid Travel tour in Morocco and continued onto the South of France on our own. Morocco was my first ever blog and still one of our favourite travel memories. It’s hard to beat sleeping underneath the stars in the Sahara Desert. How could I not share that experience with others?
Having lived in the UK for 3.5 years, I also have tips to share with expats in the Expat Life section of my website and blogs about our travels around Europe and the UK.
With London as a base we even took the opportunity to travel to Turkey, Russia and Egypt because there is less travel distance to cover than from Australia. You can read about these and more in the Destinations section.
Animals often feature in my travel stories. From volunteering at a rhino sanctuary in South Africa to taking Ned the dog on holiday in England, and more recently swimming with whale sharks in Tanzania, put simply – animals make me happy. 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 my ‘plastic footprint’ 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.
- Tangalooma in Queensland, Australia (April 2019)
- Maleny in Queensland, Australia (April 2019)
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