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Boots On! – The Best Hiking Trails in Australia

Discovering the beauty of Australia on foot is a challenging experience, but if you want to try your hand as an adventurer, these challenges will be fulfilling. Several days in the wilderness with nothing but your thoughts and the things you need to survive is a totally different experience from driving a car and sleeping […]

Australia: A Travel Guide to the Outback

Since Australia is one of the most urbanized countries in the world, natives tend to associate the Outback with emptiness, remoteness and huge distances. This is because they don’t know much about these beautiful places. The truth is that nature reigns supreme here, and so does freedom. The Australian Outback is not a precise location, […]

Newcastle, Australia: From London to Newcastle—10,544 Miles

I am a fundamentally organized person. ‘Type A’ where the idea of 2,364 unread emails (junk or otherwise) gives me palpitations. Or even one unread email, come to think of it. The point is I couldn’t possibly move across the world without having anywhere to live, a job to start or really any other reason […]

Cairns, Australia: Working on a Banana Farm

As an Englishman, citizen, getting my hands on a one-year working holiday visa for Australia was straightforward. In fact, it took a grand total of around four hours. But, as I wanted to extend my visa for a second year, I had to complete three months of ‘regional’ work. In short, I had to find a […]

Cairns, Australia: The Barrier Reef and Mangroves

Growing up in Cairns was idyllic. At the time, it was a small town that was just starting to understand its appeal to tourists. For families and children living there year round, this made for a backdrop that was peaceful and serene. But it also had quick and easy access to one of the greatest […]

Daintree, Australia: Where Everything Wants To Kill You

I should probably warn you that everything in here wants to kill you – our tour guide, Stu, told us seconds before we stepped into Australia’s Daintree rainforest, in North East Queensland. I smiled indulgently. Two weeks of travelling in Australia and I’d realised that Australian folks have a strange sense of humour, which very […]

Perth to Darwin: An Australian Road Trip

I was done with Perth even before I lost my job on that fateful Monday in June 2015. Having been there two and a half months, I was starting to tire of West Australia and longed to move on. Now that I needed to find a new job, I figured I might as well do […]

Tahaa, French Polynesia: The Antidote to City Life

There comes a time when all you want to do is abandon life as you know it and set out in search of the unknown. I went through something similar about two years ago. Back then I didn’t realize that the decision to move to Tahaa, a remote island in the French Polynesia, would prove […]

Waitomo, New Zealand: Darkness and Light

Waitomo is a small town built around a limestone landscape. The word Waitomo roughly translates to ‘water passing through a hole’ and this couldn’t be a more apt description for this stunning landmark. The water rushing under the surface has generated one of the most spectacular cave systems in the world. Ruakuri Cave While traveling […]

Swan Valley, Australia: Wine, Chocolate and Koalas

Western Australia has some of the world’s best coastlines to explore, and it is easy to get drawn into visiting all the amazing beaches and attractions without considering other parts of what Perth and Western Australia has to offer – like the Swan Valley. When I had my friend from Germany visit recently, she was […]