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 Bondi, Manly, Bronte… The gorgeous beaches that made Sydney famous the world over share the same characteristics: long strips of golden sand, voluptuous waves, turquoise to indigo shades of water… and also, sadly, a tendency to get atrociously crowded on beautiful summer days.
And yet, with over 100 beaches sprinkled around the city, Sydney is definitely full of other options for the Travelette on the hunt for secluded coves, quiet swimming …

[ Written by Marie C | 8 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

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!

Truth be told, I am not a big gambler. …

[ Written by Sophie | 10 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

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 | 3 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 | 8 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 | ]
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