I’m Amber Bourke. An Australian, pasta loving, book nerd currently living in Padova, Italy. Oh and occasionally I explore, hence Wanderlust and Pasta.

My friends and family back home in Sydney think I live a pretty cool life. Mostly I sit on the couch all day cuddled up next to my English Bulldog and waste spend (it’s a matter of opinion) a profuse amount of time on my laptop. But shh don’t tell them that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Aside from lounging around, I do actually have a background in PR and journalism and currently am a freelancer. I also teach English but that’s just my side hustle that I sort of fell into. I’d love to say I’m one of those #digitalnomad types, working from a differentย destination every other week but sadly I’m just not there yet. The hope is there though, does that count?

So if you’d like to work with me or are interested in what I can do for you or your brand, click here. Shameless plug, I know but hey a girls got to pay the bills!

Anyways, you’re not here to read about me and my almost non existent freelance career, you’re here to read about my travels. So carry on and enjoy my journey navigating life in the land of carbs while travelling on a budget.

A m b e r

Places Iโ€™ve lived:

  • Sydney, Australia โ€” was born and raised here, and will always be home.
  • Nelson, New Zealand
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Worcester, England, United Kingdom
  • Padova, Italy

Countries Iโ€™ve travelled to:

  • America
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Dubai
  • England
  • France
  • Greece
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Wales