The Whitsundays – Here’s why you shouldn’t do a day trip

The Whitsundays – Here’s why you shouldn’t do a day trip

The Whitsunday islands are one of those places that appear on almost everyone’s east coast of Australia travel bucket list. A group of 74 islands that lie slap bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and is home to one of the world’s best beaches? Yeah, no wonder over 200,000 people visit this breathtakingly beautiful place each year. Yet with so many different options of how to explore this stunning landscape how do you decide the which will…

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1770 Castaway: A Survivors Tale

1770 Castaway: A Survivors Tale

It’s raining. That fine drizzly rain that I’m so used to seeing back home. I did not think it had the tenacity to follow me to the other side of the world. Yet here it is leaking from the grey blanket above and covering everything in its path in a damp mist. I have taken shelter at the Caltex petrol station as I wait for my next adventure to begin. As the cars pull up, refuel and then drive off…

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Agnes Water: 5 Reasons why you shouldn’t skip it

Agnes Water: 5 Reasons why you shouldn’t skip it

Agnes Water and 1770 are small, sleepy towns that are so often overlooked as somewhere to explore. I met many a traveller that was just staying one or maybe two nights here. Using it mainly as a rest spot before catching the overnight bus up to Airlie Beach. While I spent nearly a week in the area most of that was spent on my Castaway adventure (find out more about that in my next post) I definitely fell into the…

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Fraser Island: the Ultimate Driving Adventure

Fraser Island: the Ultimate Driving Adventure

Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is one of the must-see things on any east coast Australia trip. It was originally named K’Gari island by its traditional Aboriginal owners and more recently, the island, like Uluru, it has recently been handed back to the traditional owners (albeit with much less fanfare). The word K’Gari roughly translates to paradise which is a pretty good description of this awe-inspiring place. Fraser Island is world-heritage listed and stretches over 123…

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5 Reasons Why you Should Visit the Noosa Everglades

5 Reasons Why you Should Visit the Noosa Everglades

Every year millions of people travel to Australia’s east coast hitting all the familiar stops and taking the same instagrammable shots as everyone else. This means that these spots can be really overcrowded which can sometimes take away from the whole feel of a place. Leaving you pretty underwhelmed when you were expecting something a little more breathtaking (that’s tourism for you). However, it does mean that sometimes if you wait awhile.

Exploring Brisbane: Convicts, Culture and Conflicts

Exploring Brisbane: Convicts, Culture and Conflicts

The capital of Queensland, Brisbane seems to divide those that visit almost as much as vegemite. Often seen as a lesser city in comparison to Sydney and Melbourne there is an understated pride that runs throughout. Affectionately named the river city, the river Brisbane runs through the city and is crossed by 15 major bridges. As with many major cities, despite the progress and construction of new buildings, there are always traces of its past lives. Traces that are easily…

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The Commonwealth Games – not just about the sport

The Commonwealth Games – not just about the sport

As I walk along the beach, the cool sand softly cushioning my feet there is suddenly an eruption of noise. Just off the shoreline are 2 boats releasing an abundance of fireworks into the night sky. As impressive as any display that I’ve seen it marks the culmination of a spectacular couple of weeks of sport, the Commonwealth Games.

How to Survive your Layover in Singapore Airport

How to Survive your Layover in Singapore Airport

So you’re about to fly off on your next adventure but you’re dreading that long layover in Singapore airport. Fear not! For Singapore is the best (in my humble opinion) airport to transit in ever. I recently spent a whole 14 hours pent up in this place on my way over to Australia from the UK. Not only did I not get bored but it also significantly reduced the overall effects of jetlag once I did land in Oz. So…

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The Trafford Centre: 7 Reasons Why You Have to Visit

The Trafford Centre: 7 Reasons Why You Have to Visit

Hey Rachel, why the hell are you chatting to us about a shopping centre? What’s that got to do with anything else on here? You’re right. On the face of it, why would I even bother talking to you shopping? Well, my friends, that is because the Trafford Centre is not just any shopping centre.

Chester Zoo, Your Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Day Out

Chester Zoo, Your Ultimate Guide to an Awesome Day Out

Just an hour’s drive west of Manchester you will find Britain’s best zoo (as named by TripAdvisor 2017), Chester Zoo. Home to over 21,000 animals spread across 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens there really is something for everyone.

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