Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.


  1. whisperwanderlust
    15 Jan 2017 @ 3:06 am

    You had a full year and downright spectacular! I think neither can you believe how many nice things have happened in 12 months. You were very brave to shave your hair! I hope that 2017 brings you at least as many adventures as the previous year.


    • La Vida Viva Travel
      15 Jan 2017 @ 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much. Definitely a small sacrifice on my part considering the bigger picture. I’m just happy that the hair was put to good use and hopefully the funds we raised is a small stepping stone to help families.


  2. Travel tips
    12 Jan 2017 @ 12:58 am

    Looks like you guys had an amazing year, good job, The Northern Lights are also on my list. Hopefully i’ll make it this year. Beautiful photos !!!


  3. Gokul Raj
    10 Jan 2017 @ 3:17 am

    That was one epic 2016. Iceland is my dream destination. All the best for 2017.


  4. Larry and Jaala
    9 Jan 2017 @ 7:02 pm

    Wow! you guys did have an amazing year. It makes both of us happy to see people exploring the world and having a blast doing it! Here’s to 2017.


  5. fionarabbit2013
    8 Jan 2017 @ 11:07 pm

    Such a great year you had! I’ve always wanted to go backpacking with my bf but we still haven’t managed to. Reading your recap really motivated me to do the same this year 🙂


  6. Elisabeth Bunch
    8 Jan 2017 @ 10:37 pm

    Looks like it has been a full and exciting year! Great! Hopefully 2017 is just as wonderful for you. Thanks for sharing your experiences and great photos!


  7. Mike - Travel and Destinations
    8 Jan 2017 @ 8:49 pm

    Congrats on having an awesome year and well done on the snowboarding too. I can remember my first week and the satisfaction of finally managing to get down the slope without falling all over the place. Have a wonderful 2017 and I hope it’s full of more adventures and nice moments.


  8. Hendrik
    8 Jan 2017 @ 8:02 pm

    This is definitely a lookback to an exciting 2016, congrats! You have seen many amazing places and things – thats how it should be 🙂
    Most impressive for me are the Northern lights, I still didnt make to see them. Hope you have a fantastic 2017 as well 🙂


  9. Erica
    8 Jan 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    You guys had an AMAZING year! I’m so proud of you for participating in the Great Shave. That’s so kind of you. Also, I can’t imagine how surreal it must have been to meet your sponsor child. I’m sure that was such a great experience. I hope 2017 is just as great for you!


  10. screamfmlondon
    8 Jan 2017 @ 5:26 pm

    omg the sloth is darling! What an exciting year for you. The shaving sounds amazing 🙂


  11. Jenni
    8 Jan 2017 @ 5:01 pm

    I am so jealous of you seeing Iguazu falls this is one of my dreams and your photos looks amazing


  12. The Travel Captain
    7 Jan 2017 @ 12:53 pm

    what an epic and inspirational year! The Shaving shows so much about your character… its both noble and admirable. Kudos! Loved the way you spent the new year, I much prefer moments like this too 🙂 Conquering my fear of heights is something I really need to work on but this post has totally given me more courage. Thank you for sharing!


  13. Monica
    7 Jan 2017 @ 12:04 pm

    Just WOW, that is such a busy year AND YOUR HAIRCUT!!! That blows me away. I was planning to shave my head after college graduation, but I had too many other crises happening at that time 😀 Short hair really is liberating, and it is totally true that you get treated differently by men in public (especially if your husband/boyfriend isn’t around) when your hair is long vs. short. For me it was like night and day! Anyways, enough about the hair. I’m going to check out your Iceland tips, as I’m headed there next month. All in all, I am beyond impressed that you traveled so much! Are you traveling full-time?


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