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This Wkndr is created by Jaharn Giles.

Born in Sydney and raised in Brisbane, Jaharn now calls the Sunshine Coast in Australia home. Her career has given her over ten years experience as a publicist and digital consultant working in London, Sydney and Brisbane. Her desire for adventure and nature saw her travel at every opportunity.

When she returned home to Australia after working in London for two years, she spent every weekend hiking a different trail, camping in the wilderness, and road tripping to somewhere new and unknown. Inspired by her adventures and armed with a suitcase full of experiences, she officially launched This Wkndr in November 2013 (previously named Mister Weekender) and three months later, she quit working full time.

In this short amount of time Jaharn has travelled around Australia, Canada, Iceland, Morocco, Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, Peru, Japan, Sri Lanka, Dubai, United States, Bali, Maldives, Greece and more. She has worked with many brands including Qantas, Kathmandu, Microsoft, Skyscanner, Hilton, United Airlines, ASOS, Marriott, Trip Advisor, Virgin Australia, STA, Wotif.com and more. Jaharn has also been featured in The Collective, Australian Traveller, Daily Mail Online, Cosmopolitan, Real Living, Get Lost, Qantas Travel Insider, Jetstar Magazine and multiple websites as an expert travel blogger.