A Backpackers Guide to Surviving a Hostel Kitchen

A Backpackers Guide to Surviving a Hostel Kitchen

Ah, the humble backpacker’s hostel kitchen. Found in all shapes and sizes and differing states of cleanliness it is both a place of wonder and of frustration. From the fancy, shiny kitchens of the upmarket “flashpacker” hostels to small, dingy, could do with a remodel kitchen of some older hostels, each hostel kitchen is as unique as the hostel itself. If like me, your chosen type of accommodation is the backpacker hostel then at some point or other you will…

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A Backpackers Guide to East Coast Australia – Brisbane to Cairns

A Backpackers Guide to East Coast Australia – Brisbane to Cairns

Australia’s east coast has long been the nectar which many a backpacker flocks to. A huge coastline which is sprinkled with amazing sights, unbelievable adventures and stunning beaches. With so many possibilities every east coast adventure is sure to be unique. Sure, you might visit the same places and stay in the same hostels as your fellow backpacker but it’s the many people that you share your journey with that help create that one of a kind adventure. With those…

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12 Awesome Things to do in Cairns

12 Awesome Things to do in Cairns

So, you’ve finally made it to Cairns, the finishing point on your east coast adventure or perhaps it’s your starting line and you’ve got some time to kill before you head off. Either way your looking to maximise your time here as you’ve just discovered that there is so much more to this place than just the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns was my last stop on my east coast adventure and quite by accident I ended up staying over 2…

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Kuranda: 6 Reasons to visit the Village in the Rainforest

Kuranda: 6 Reasons to visit the Village in the Rainforest

Deep within the rainforest, nestled upon the mountains, there is a small, but vibrant village ready to welcome you like a long-lost family member. There is colour everywhere. From the shops to the clothes, even the food is awash with colour. This is a place overflowing with life. Little hand-made trinkets, paintings and jewellery decorate many of the independent shops and market stalls that adorn the streets and around every corner.

5 Things I miss about Home When Travelling Long-Term

5 Things I miss about Home When Travelling Long-Term

I love this time of year. When the only reason you need to meet up with friends and family is its Christmas. The perfect reason to rekindle friendships that may have got lost throughout the busy year. An excuse to put on your comfiest clothes and get snuggled up under a cosy blanket watching those classic films that you re-watch every year. Yet at the same time the perfect excuse to get your sparkle on and celebrate the end of…

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Tjapukai: An Australian Aboriginal Adventure

Tjapukai: An Australian Aboriginal Adventure

As I stood in the large welcome hall of the Tjapukai aboriginal cultural centre, I noticed a wall of photos. Upon closer inspection, it became clear that this was not just a wall of photos of the aboriginal people that work here like I had first thought.

Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

In far north Queensland lies two world heritage listed sites, side by side. The only place in the world where this occurs. The first, and most well known of these is the Great Barrier Reef. The second is the Daintree Rainforest.

Chasing waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands with Uncle Brian

Chasing waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands with Uncle Brian

Most people travel to far north Queensland for the Great Barrier Reef but end up discovering that there is so much more to this tropical haven. They uncover the beauty of the rainforest and everything it has to offer. Despite being annually hooked to I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here…,

7 things you didn’t know about the Great Barrier Reef

7 things you didn’t know about the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of those places that finds its way on to most travellers bucket list. I mean why wouldn’t it? It’s one of the 7 wonders of the world and the largest living thing on Earth. Incidentally, it is also the only living thing that you can see from space. It was definitely on my bucket list. So much so that on my East Coast Australia adventure I got to visit several different areas of the…

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Whitewater Rafting: Getting wet ‘n’ wild on the Tully River

Whitewater Rafting: Getting wet ‘n’ wild on the Tully River

Mission Beach. I remember thinking that it sounded like some kind of military compound or operation. Perhaps i’ve just watched too many war films? “But what is there to do there?” I asked as I sat in the travel agents office planning my east coast trip.Clearly, I hadn’t put much thought into where I wanted to go on the east coast.

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