A Personal Guide To Travel to Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua Travel This article is a basic guide to visiting Rotorua and evaluating the major sites in the county. If you only have one day in the North Island of New Zealand and you ask me...

A Brief History Of Sydney For Future Travelers

As the capital of the state of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia would have been filled with a rich history that wants to be found by all tourists for their own. Founded in...

My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Sydney

Over the years, I’ve been to Sydney, Australia a handful of times, exploring it more and more and getting a local taste through all my wonderful friends there. After spending two wonderful weeks there last month, I wanted to share my 15 favorite things to do and see in this laid-back, warm, sunny, and gregarious city.

13 Ways to Explore Sydney on a Budget

I recently went back to Sydney after years away and I was reminded of something about Sydney I had forgotten: its high prices. The truth is that Sydney can burn a hole in your wallet quicker than actual fire. If you want to enjoy the best this city has to offer on a budget and still have fun, here are 13 ways to save big.

My 18 Favorite Things to Do in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the funkiest cities in Australia and is often considered the country’s culture capital. I’ve been to Melbourne four times and can honestly say it’s my favorite spot in the country. There’s so much to see and do in this place! This post is all about my 18 favorite things to do in Melbourne.

Ten Reasons to Visit Australia

Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world and, ironically, one of the most popular places to visit, especially among backpackers and budget travelers. Because of its distance from the US, not many Americans tend to visit Australia. The flights are long and expensive, and when you only have a few weeks […]

Coral Bay: My Beach Paradise

We all have that spot in the world where all is perfect and all is paradise. Mine’s Coral Bay, a small town in Western Australia with one-road, one bar, one supermarket, three restaurants, and three hotels. In this post, I explain why I love Australia’s hidden gem (and why I’m hesitant to spill the beans on it!).

Conquering My Fear of Heights

I hate heights. SERIOUSLY hate heights. Which is ironic, considering how often I fly. Any bump in the air and I grab onto the seat like Paris Hilton grabs onto bags of cocaine. I won’t even go near ledges or cliffs. And if someone does manage to get me up an observation tower, it takes […]

My Favorite Australian Hostels

Building on my post about my favorite New Zealand hostels, it’s time to talk about my favorite hostels in Australia. I’ll continue doing this throughout the year, and at the end of the year, will have a “Best Hostels of 2010” edition. Base St. Kilda (Melbourne) I’ve said in the past that Base is like […]

How to Get Around Oz on the Cheap

With Australia being over 7 million square kilometers, it takes a long time to get around the country. These large distances can lead to high transportation costs, and it can often be hard to travel around the country cheaply. Here’s a look at 5 ways to travel around Australia cheaply.

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