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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. But to me Airlie Beach was a special place, the place …

[ Written by guest | 26 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

I don’t know what I was thinking when I signed up for the WWOOF program on my trip to New Zealand. Just the name is a bit off-putting: Willing Workers On Organic Farms sounds a whole lot like rural slavery involving whip-cracking task masters and a diet of tofu and herbs.
However the deal is this – you work four to six hours a day in exchange for accommodation, food …

[ Written by guest | 25 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

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 beginning of this year I stayed in …

[ Written by Frankie | 26 Jun 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

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 follow me on instagram …

[ Written by Katja | 24 Jun 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

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 caught my attention were the daily sports …

[ Written by Katja | 19 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

O Australia! The country that has captured my heart with its great open roads, natural beauty, exotic weather, amazing quality of life, out-of-this-world vintage shopping (once you know where to look) and my favourite city in the world: Melbourne.
I’ve had the most amazing 20 months in this country and as my second year working visa fast approaches its expiration date, I feel the urge to advertise and sell Australia as …

[ Written by Sophie | 29 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

“Dude, where’s my bra?” I called out to Betty on more than one occasion during our two week road trip around New Zealand.
It’s not that I usually have to ask my best friend where my underwear is but when the two of you are living out of the back of a van for two weeks it becomes very easy to lose and misplace important items.
I’ll be honest. I hadn’t really …

[ Written by Frankie | 1 May 2012 | 16 Comments | ]

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. Dark deep crevices in the cliffs cause you to …

[ Written by Sophie | 4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Before I traveled New Zealand, I was so very sure that I would never do anything as ridiculous as a bungee jump… or a sky dive! I scoffed at the idea with thoughts of, “Why would I spend so much on something that could probably kill me?!” Little did I realise that New Zealands’ extreme-sporting-adrenaline-junkie nature would buckle my views and soon have me up in the skies, falling very …

[ Written by Sophie | 22 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | ]

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 that I stumbled upon what is fast becoming one …

[ Written by Frankie | 21 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
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