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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.

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.

Australia Working Holiday Visa: 6 Things I’ve Learnt in 6 Months

Australia Working Holiday Visa: 6 Things I’ve Learnt in 6 Months

When you first sign up for the Australia working holiday visa 12 months seems like such a long time. Well, I’ve just hit the 6-month mark and oh my god has it flown by.

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 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.

5 Alternative Gifts for Mother’s Day

5 Alternative Gifts for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s day in the UK just around the corner (Sunday 11th March in case you were wondering – click here for other countries) the frantic rush of children up and down the country trying to decide how they are going to thank their mums (or equivalent) for putting up with them has officially begun. What if this year you didn’t opt for the traditional card and flowers/chocolate/ favourite perfume etc option?

Rivington Pike, a Hill with a Past

Rivington Pike, a Hill with a Past

A short drive from Manchester, Rivington Pike sits at the most westerly point of Winter Hill on the West Pennine Moors. A popular walk throughout the year, this place has played a key part in the UK’s communication past. Think back to a time when the internet and phones and electricity didn’t exist. This made the whole keeping in contact and passing urgent messages like ‘we are under attack send help’

Biting the Bullet: Why I’m Going Travelling Solo

Biting the Bullet: Why I’m Going Travelling Solo

What do you want to do when you grow up? It’s that question. The one that you seem to be frequently asked from the moment that you can comprehend it. For me, the answers changed over the years

Heaton Park: Finding Adventure in your Backgarden

Heaton Park: Finding Adventure in your Backgarden

I can see for miles from here. In the distance, jutting up from the horizon are the sharp, spiky, silhouettes of the city skyscrapers. They are few and dot the horizon reminding me of the closeness of the city.

An Inspiration: Lost but not Forgotten

An Inspiration: Lost but not Forgotten

Inspiration comes in many forms. From stories both true and made up, to the beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants, it so often means something different to each of us. Yet we all happen upon it every once in a while. Somedays I find inspiration to write in every corner of the day whereas other times it seems to evade my grasp. Then there’s those people. You know the ones that make you want to be a better…

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