How to Spend Two Days Exploring Manly Beach, Sydney

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With it’s gorgeous beaches, scenic coastal walks, and stunning snorkeling spots — a visit to Manly should be on everyone’s Sydney bucket list.  When I was living and working in Sydney though, I never really got the opportunity to spend…

Greyhound Bus Pass Hop-on / Hop-Off: Cairns-Sydney Route Bus Itinerary

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I had always known about the Greyhound Bus Pass options in Australia, but for some reason I was skeptical about it.  I was afraid the system would be flawed, and thought it might be a bit too complicated.  My dream of traveling the east…

Top 17 Travel Tips for Backpacking the East Coast of Australia

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From snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, sailing through the Whitsundays, and 4-Wheel driving on Fraser Island -- backpacking along the east coast of OZ is full of adventurous experiences you'll never forget.   Traveling from Sydney -…

Australia Isn't Too Far! Los Angeles to Sydney with Qantas

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Over the past two years, I've spent quite a lot of time in the beautiful country of Australia.  It's become one my absolute favorite places, and Sydney has even become "my second home".  I've simply fallen in love with the relaxed culture,…

Sydney Mardi Gras Shenanigans

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s by far one of the most fabulously fantastic events in the world, and will leave you with nothing but love in heart, and glitter in your hair.

The Perfect Weekend Getaway Exploring the New South Wales Coast

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Visiting Jervis Bay and the southern coast of New South Wales had been at the top of my wish-list for a while I was living in Sydney, but unfortunately time always seemed to quickly slip away and I never got the opportunity.

3 Days on Fraser Island: Beaches, Lakes, and Bumpy Rides

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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…

Paradise Found: Sailing Through the Whitsunday Islands

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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…

The 10 Best Music Festivals in Sydney, Australia

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When it comes to music festivals in Sydney, there really are so many incredible ones to choose from.  I lived in Sydney for a year, and made it my mission to attend as many music festivals in Australia as I possibly could.  While I haven't…

Travels, Festivals, & Photography: 2016 In Review

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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…

Lost Paradise: Truly A Hidden Wonderland

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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…

Top 10 Incredible Things To Do in Cairns

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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…