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What to do when your road trip goes south

What to do when your road trip goes south

They say that you never really know someone until you travel together. This can be anyway from a weekend away to a whole year travelling the world. The funny thing about travelling solo is that you are always meeting new people and technically “travelling” with them. However, I don’t think you ever really get to know them properly until you spend some time in very close proximity. On a road trip for example. Nothing says getting to know someone better…

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The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Australia Day

The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Australia Day

The Christmas decorations have been put away for another year and the New Year’s hangover is fading to a distant memory as the temperature continues to increase. Summer down under is in full swing. Suddenly you notice that there seems to be an unusual amount of Australian branded tat in the shops. ou know flags, flip flops, t-shirts, shorts and hats etc. all with the Australian flag plastered all over them. It can mean only one thing, Australia day is…

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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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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.

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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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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