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Travels, Festivals, & Photography: 2016 In Review

We're now two weeks into 2017, and I'm just finally posting my annual round-up article. Sorry for the delay, but the past couple months I've been traveling, festivaling, and photographing Australia -- and I've barely had any time to slow…
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Lost Paradise: Truly A Hidden Wonderland

While most tourists and travelers who flock to Sydney over New Years Eve come for the spectacular firework display over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House -- I knew that the only place I wanted to welcome in the new year was…
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Top 10 Incredible Things To Do in Cairns

Cairns, which is typically referred to as the "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef" is an absolute must-see destination in Australia.  I spent five full days exploring Cairns, and could have easily stayed another week or two.  When you walk…
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The Best New Years Eve Music Festivals in Australia

Bust out your fancy dress outfits, camping gear, and get your squad together -- because New Years Eve is upon us, and there are some epic festivals in Australia to choose from!   In my opinion, there is no better place to party than at a…
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3 Days on Fraser Island: Beaches, Lakes, and Bumpy Rides

No trip along the east coast of Australia would be complete without exploring the massively beautiful Fraser Island.  I had heard so much about this place before actually going, and I can now say that it definitely lives up to the hype.  The…
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Paradise Found: Sailing Through the Whitsunday Islands

I remember the first time I saw a picture of Whitehaven beach…I thought like it looked too perfect for words.  I vowed to myself that I would make it there someday, and now that I finally have — I’m still in disbelief that it actually…
Hey what‘s up? I’m Dave…

…but I’m more commonly known as my nickname / travel alias JONES. I’m originally from Southern-California, but have made long-term travel into a lifestyle. I’ve lived in 6 different countries, love learning new languages, and have a strange obsession with hummus. You’ll most likely find me on a tropical beach, at a music festival, or anywhere I can get a cold beer. I’m also an aspiring travel photographer, so you’ll rarely find me without my camera. I’m on a mission to explore the world, live abroad, and make every day count.

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