Oceania

10 things you should know before a trip to Australia

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Even if you haven't been, you probably think that you've got a good idea of Australia. Whether it's prawns on the Barbie, "G'day mate", sun-bleached surfers or sun hats with dangling corks, everyone's pretty familiar with the Aussies. But these stereotypes don't really scratch the surface of what a natural beauty this country is, nor the depth of culture. [...]

How to Visit Tahiti on a Budget

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Four years ago, my best friends and I were planning our big trip around the South Pacific and of course we wanted to visit some of the beautiful islands. The only problem was that we were on a budget and we had heard that Tahiti was one of the most expensive islands on the planet. But surprise, surprise: we were wrong! The biggest expense we made that day wa[...]

What living in Sydney taught me about Freedom

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To my big surprise, cultural shock never hit me when I moved to Australia. Back in 2013, at the age of 28 I had the opportunity to move temporarily from my home country, Guatemala, to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to study a master's degree for almost 2 years. Although I had traveled overseas by myself before, it was my first time actually living abroad. D[...]

10 Instagrammers That Will Make You Want To Go To Australia

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Whether you're heading to Australia soon and still need some travel inspiration, or you're just keen on curating a perfectly sunny Instagram feed that will make you feel like you're on holiday whenever you have a look at your phone, checking for #australia is always a good idea. I think we've established that Instagram is our go-to vacation inspiration tool [...]

Australian Motorcycle Diaries: Two Road Trips in Queensland

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Due to some very strict traffic laws – especially for motorcycles and bikers - the one thing that Queensland is not very well known for is on-road motorcycle tours. The truth is though, that with miles and miles and MILES of beautiful roads winding along the coast, through lush rainforests, around mountains, and past some of the most beautiful places in the [...]

Glenorchy: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Gem of New Zealand

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Have you ever seen more than ten rainbows in one day? I have and I’m not even kidding! It was at Glenorchy, a 45-minute ride away from Queenstown at the head of Lake Wakatipu. I was there in the middle of September last year and the climate was so moody, going from rainy one minute to sunny the next, that rainbows graced my presence again and again that day.[...]

Couples who travel and blog: Erin and John

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As you know, we have started this series where we introduce you to our favorite traveling couples. Next up in our spotlight are Erin and John of the family adventure travel blog, LivingEZ, two American expats who settled in Australia with their daughter Cecilia. Erin and John: The expats on a big island When I ask Erin and John how they met, at th[...]

10 alternative things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne is always on my mind, especially when life in the UK gets a bit tough. I recall the sunshine, the happy memories, the friends and the fun alternative things to do in Melbourne that don’t exist over here on this cold island, which is getting colder by the day after this recent referendum. With the fear of Brexit instilled in my tired British hear[...]

Top 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Sydney

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Whenever I hear travellers in Sydney ask the question 'What do you think of Sydney?' I can’t help but cringe a little. Sydney is made up of so many diverse stories and people, each staking their claim over different neighbourhoods around our ever-growing city. It’s so easy for visitors who drop by to miss the best of what we have to offer. If you’re wond[...]