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.

Australia Blog Posts

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there's almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia. It was the […]

9 Reasons You Should Spend This Winter in Australia

9 Reasons You Should Spend This Winter in Australia

Because let's be honest: it's just too damn cold in the Northern Hemisphere. 1. It's Summer! When this is happening in America… This is happening in Australia. Winter in the northern […]

8 Adventures in Australia You Don't Want to Miss

8 Adventures in Australia You Don't Want to Miss

There is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Australia. From skydiving to sailing, hot air ballooning to sandboarding, here's a list of eight you don't want to miss.

Things to Do in Brisbane, Australia: An Expert's City Guide

An Expert's City Guide to Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is a lively and eccentric city. Street performers, ferris wheels, Asian gardens, breweries and man-made lagoons surround the Brisbane river, reticulated only by landmark bridges and lesser-known freeways; there […]

10 Hostels in Australia With the Most Incredible Views

10 Hostels in Australia with the Most Incredible Views

Australia is host to some of the world's most magnificent views. Whether they’re overlooking a famous harbour or are under the canopy of a world heritage rainforest, waking up to one […]

20 Killer Photos of Australia

20 Killer Photos of Australia

Between the years of 2010 and 2011, I spent my time living, working, traveling and photographing in Australia. I explored the entire eastern half of the continent, which subsequently sparked […]

Blog Posts 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 […]

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 […]

Cape Reinga

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Omapere Sunset

7 Super Shots: The New Zealand Edition

After traveling for two years, I have amassed an incredulous number of photos; I get a bit click-happy when I'm exploring new areas and traveling to new places. Some are […]

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