Travel to Australia

TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA

We’ve been exposed to bits of pieces of Australian culture our whole lives, from the kangaroos, to the beaches, the accent, and the outback (not the restaurant). Sure, the Land Down Under isn’t easy to get to, but that’s quite alright, mate! Once you get here, you’ll never want to leave. I arrived with no return ticket and ended up staying for 15 months!

Australia is home to some of the best sights in the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Great Ocean Road, and a surfer vibe that will make you fall in love. Just watch out for the sharks. And the snakes. And the spiders.

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Work and Travel Australia

Work and Travel in Australia: How to Get a Working/Holiday Visa

The easiest place to work and travel is in Australia. It’s easy to apply for and it’s one of the most flexible programs that’s available to people under the age of 30! Seven years ago I applied to work and travel in Australia. Today, their working/holiday visa program is stronger than ever. If you’re between the […]

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5 Hiking Trails in Tasmania You Don't Want to Miss

5 Hiking Trails in Tasmania You Don’t Want to Miss

One of the most rugged, least explored and least visited states in Australia, Tasmania is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Located ten hours by ferry from Melbourne, this is Australia’s only island state. As one of the most “natural” states Down Under, it’s home to vast expanses of wilderness and remote nature reserves. No less […]

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An east coast stop-off with friends

14 Things You Should Know Before Backpacking in Australia

Planning a backpacking trip to Australia can be a big endeavor. Despite reading a guidebook from cover to cover, there are some things you just won’t find out until you’re actually on the ground. These are the 14 things I wish I knew before traveling to Australia. When I first touched down in Australia, I didn’t know […]

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9 Upcoming Music Festivals in Australia You Don’t Want To Miss

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in Australia You Don’t Want To Miss

Australia is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s the first country I visited on the backpacking trip that would forever change my life. You better believe part of that life changing year included some parties, and some of the best parties took place at music festivals around the country. I still remember Stereosonic 2010 […]

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17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet so much mystery remains to the rest of the world. The Land Down Under has no shortage of opulent beaches, sweeping deserts, dense forests, and endless valleys, but for travelers, these areas are just waiting to be uncovered. Australia gets more of a reputation for […]

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How to Spend a Few Days Visiting Kangaroo Island

How to Spend a Few Days Visiting Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, just off the southern coast of Adelaide, is a nature-lover’s paradise. With pristine beaches, vast sand dunes, opulent coastline, and a diverse population of wildlife, Roo Island is an oft-missed piece of paradise that simply should not be excluded from an Australian itinerary. There are some magnificent bits of Australia here; it’s a […]

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More From New Zealand

20 Killer Photos of New Zealand

20 Killer Photos of New Zealand

It’s one of the most stunning places on the face of the earth. New Zealand boasts volcanoes, placid lakes, rolling hills, opulent beaches, remarkable mountain ranges and delicious food to boot. These 20 photos of New Zealand demonstrate 20 good reasons why it’s one of my favorite places in the world. Just look and see for […]

Inside the Red Zone: 25 Devastating Government Photos of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

Inside the Red Zone: 25 Devastating Government Photos of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

On February 22, 2011, New Zealand’s second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds itself in a massive state of repair. New Zealand lies directly on a number of fault lines, many of which run directly under major cities, […]

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And Now, A Completely Different Take on Travel Health Insurance: Getting Beaten Up By a Bouncer

I was in Queenstown, New Zealand when I got into a fight with the bouncer. I swear to you—he started it! Either way, the specific events of that evening are irrecoverable due to the head trauma and the coma I spent the next 10 hours inhabiting. I remember drifting in and out of consciousness, my […]

11 Stunning Photos of Northland, New Zealand

11 Stunning Photos of Northland, New Zealand

Everybody knows New Zealand is remarkable. Well, I think they do, at least. Before my last minute trip (back) across the ditch to Australia, I spent some time perusing and photographing Northland, New Zealand. It’s incredibly photogenic. These are some of my favorite shots. Ninety Mile Beach Ninety Mile Beach isn’t actually ninety miles long. […]

Waiheke Island is Beachy, Where the Wine Flows and the Hills Roll

Waiheke Island is Beachy, Where the Wine Flows and the Hills Roll

Just a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a city-goer’s paradisaical retreat. Affectionately known as “The Island of Wine,” Waiheke is dotted with award-winning vineyards, sumptuous beaches and rolling green hills. The landscape is pure and vast and, on a sunny day, Waiheke screams bliss. With less than 10,000 residents, this quaint little island, […]

Two Years on the Road: A Summation

Two Years on the Road: A Summation

As I write this article, I’m sitting in the room I grew up in. I spent the first fourteen years of my life in this rickety old house before I shipped myself off to boarding school. If history proves anything, it’s that I have a track record of getting out of dodge. It’s never been […]

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