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Budget Travel: Top Free Things To Do In Melbourne

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Incorporate these free things to do in Melbourne into your travel itinerary for an amazing and unforgettable time in this Australian city.

Australia Travel: 5 Things To Do In The Barossa Valley Besides Drink Wine

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While Australia‘s Barossa Valley is well known for its wine offerings, the destination showcases a variety of lesser-known offerings. From museums preserving the region’s German heritage to free food sampling to wildlife spotting, there is something for everyone. To help […]

My Favorite DIY Culinary Experiences From Around The World

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Food is powerful. It has the ability to bring people together, to nourish, to immerse you in other cultures, to teach you about foreign lands. It also has the power to seriously enhance your travel experience, such as with the […]

7 Reasons Wollongong Is The Ultimate Destination For Adrenaline Junkies

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Guest Post By Dawn Koch  Located just 52 miles south of Sydney, Wollongong or “The Gong” as it’s affectionately referred to by residents, tends to be overshadowed by its larger, hipper neighbor. But this city’s laid back coastal lifestyle and […]

Cheap Travel: Sydney Australia For Less Than $25 Per Day

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Sydney, Australia—one of the most livable cities in the world. Also, a city a traveler can very easily blow their budget. But fear not, as after living in this seaside metropolis for the past nine months I am happy to […]

An Unusual Celebration: Notes On Losing A Friend (And Keeping Their Memory Alive)

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“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” – Robert Southey, English author and poet Tonight, I went to a birthday party. While that may not […]

Great Ideas For A Memorable Trip To Sydney, Australia

Beautiful Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and the capital of New South Wales. Whether you have journeyed there yourself or not, everybody knows the famous silhouette of Sydney’s opera house and city skyline. But there is much that lies […]

Mad Wine Scientist: Making My Own Blend In South Australia’s Barossa Valley

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When traveling, I enjoy immersive experiences where you learn by doing rather than looking. While Penfold’s tasting bar in South Australia’s Barossa Valley allows you to sample wines firsthand, the Make Your Own Blend Experience allows you to experience the same process […]

Solo Traveler’s Guide To Australia

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Australia is known for many things – laid-back beach bums, Vegemite, baby wombats, Russell Crowe and so much more. Mostly people come to see the stunning natural beauty of Uluru, the outback, pristine white sand beaches and of course, the […]

Moving Experiences: Hiking Safaris In Australia

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“Did I miss the turn?” Rainer pulls out the map, confused. We’ve been driving passed meadows of sheep, cows and hills rolling like gentle ribbons of green. Driving the Great Ocean Road, we’ve taken a detour into the country, eager […]