Category archives: Australia

A bit of razzle dazzle at The Crown Casino, Melbourne

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I’ve never been to Las Vegas: the legendary city of sin. Where the city never sleeps and is run on neon lights, casinos, glitter, razzle dazzle and Black Jack… so when given the chance to experience Australia’s answer to Vegas, I of course jumped at it with gusto: gambling, lights, luxury… The Crown Casino sounded like something I could be down with! [...]

Airlie Beach is where I learned to relax

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There appears to be nothing special about Airlie Beach, that little town at Australia’s East Coast usually referred to as the gateway to the famous and beautiful Whitsunday Islands. It mainly consists of Shute Harbour Road where all the hostels, bars and shops are, and the marina from where several boats leave for a typical Whitsundays adventure every day. B[...]

10 Things to do in Sydney for Free

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So, I heard the other day that the Aussie dollar crashed a little bit, which will mean that the big land down under's prices may start to seem less steep to us foreigners who so love to visit one of the world's greatest countries. However, it's still not cheap over there by any stretch of the imagination, particularly in the big cities. At the beginni[...]

Arrival in Queensland - Cairns and Green Island

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Being a photographer, a massive part of my fun while traveling is taking pictures of absolutely everything - people, interesting buildings, special moments - there really are not many moments during a trip I would not love to capture and put in a jar (or at least on a hard disk) so that they can stay with me forever. Those who've traveled with me or who foll[...]

Get your move on with free Zumba classes in Cairns

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Something I always look out for when I travel is how a particular area or city is providing for their inhabitants, in terms of cultural landscaping but also how innovative they are in creating a comfortable living space for locals and visitors alike. During my recent visit to Queensland and the city of Cairns in particular, one of the first things that ca[...]

A day on Rottnest Island, Australia

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Over on the far western side of Australia, just off the coast of the most isolated city in the World, lies a small island of swooping hillsides and golden beaches with strange unique animals roaming the land. Seabirds dive above the brilliant turquoise sea that holds fantastic coral and strange gloopy sea-slugs that lurk in the clear waters of secret coves. [...]

Travelettes Woz Ere: Street Art in Melbourne

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Melbourne has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world. Prior to visiting I knew it was home to Dame Edna, the Aussie Tennis Open and a killer coffee culture. A proud member of the guidebook-free travelling generation, it was thanks to walking the streets and exploring alleyways in search of Melbourne’s finest flat white [...]

Doodlin' in Queensland: an interview with Jodie Lyons

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In 2010 my friend Jodie sporadically decided to put her stuff in storage and travel to Australia for a few months.  A few months grew quickly into a year and right before the start of 2012 she set foot on American soil for the first time since she left.  I was excited to see her again, but to be quite honest I almost didn't recognize her.  Never mind it wa[...]

Melbourne’s First Travelettes Flea Market

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Dear Ladies of the World, If you are currently in the beautiful and cultural city of Melbourne, please do make sure you swing past our first Australian Flea Market! It's being held on Saturday 10th March. I have met so many lovely girls who are worrying slightly about how they’re going to get their hands on the cash that will make their trip enjoyable… S[...]