Hey there!

I’m Sophie Matters (hence the name, Travel Matters), a 21-year-old who is lucky enough to call the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia home. I haven’t been everywhere, but I hopefully will soon enough – that’s the plan anyway!

So why travel blogging?

I graduated from school 4 years ago, tried the whole university thing and after two years of studying a Bachelor of Communications degree in Literature along with many other journalism, language and film subjects, I just had to put it on hold. It really wasn’t for me and I felt as though I was wasting my time (and money). After travelling to Japan for three weeks with my boyfriend and coming home to find that the travel bug had bitten me hard, I knew I wanted to pursue a life of travel in any way possible.Travelling obviously is something I absolutely love – from planning, seeking inspiration, taking photographs, exploring… it’s my passion. So, what better way to combine my love of travel, photography and writing then by starting a travel blog!?


What is the future looking like?

Right now I’m just working a Monday to Friday job as a dental assistant and receptionist, and beginning to try and save for a bigger trip next year. If you have any great saving tips, hit me up; I tend to splurge on food and drinks as I have no self control *cries*. I either intend on visiting the U.S. and Canada or country hopping around Europe for a few months! I am swaying more towards Europe as it’s cheaper and I have always dreamed of visiting again after seeing Germany and Austria! For now, in February, you’ll find me in Myanmar chasing hot air balloons and sunrises! Any recommendations for travel in 2017, email me or swing me a comment!


Favourite + dream destinations:

My far, the stand out destinations I’ve visited are Japan and New Zealand. After visiting Japan three times already, I still have a strong urge to go back again! It is a beautiful, clean, friendly and safe country full of great food and culture! As for New Zealand, just look at some of my photos and blog posts and I can nearly guarantee you will want to get on a plane, grab your hiking boots and immerse yourself in one of the most stunning countries in the world.

As for my bucket list destinations, I am dying to go to Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Jordan, everywhere in South America, Antarctica and basically all over Europe, too! Send me your recommendations!


If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact me as I love talking to fellow travel obsessed people. Meanwhile, follow along on Travel Matters to see where I’ve been, where I am going and hopefully I can inspire you with my words and photographs!

Email: sophietravelmatters@gmail.com



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  • Reply
    December 7, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I love your blog! I’m the same way – after traveling in Europe for 2 weeks with my sister, I was bitten by the travelbug and cannot stop thinking about traveling again. Looking forward to reading more!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2016 at 1:33 am

      I’m utterly addicted too! It’s always on my mind haha. Glad you are enjoying my blog!

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