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Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

Hawaii is world renowned for being a luxury holiday destination - when I told friends I was going, I had more comments on how jealous they were than I had for any other destination I'd been to. When people asked my mum where I was on my journey, they turned green when she told them… Continue reading Hawaii On A Budget: How I Did It For $300

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Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

We left Cairns fairly quickly – in total, we spent less than three days in the town before continuing our journey north to Port Douglas and the Daintree national park, eventually planning to hit Cape Tribulation. The drive was a stunning coastal road most of the way up (no pictures unfortunately), and we had time for a… Continue reading Surrounding Cairns: Beaches, Rainforests & Waterfalls

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All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

Sailing the Whitsundays was one of my most anticipated activities in Australia - sailing through paradise islands just invokes romantic pictures, doesn't it? Not to mention the unbelievably picturesque Whitehaven Beach that's become an icon of Australia. The biggest problem with the Whitsundays is there are just SO many options for who to sail with.… Continue reading All Aboard The Freight Train: Sailing The Whitsundays

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Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

After my second visit to Noosa, one of the main towns on Australia's Sunshine Coast, I have come to one conclusion. It's basically impossible to take a photo where it doesn't look beautiful. I fell in love with Noosa over Christmas, when we celebrated the holidays on the beach with a couple of great backpacker… Continue reading Starting Our Australian East Coast Road Trip In Noosa

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North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures

I can't say I'd ever heard much about the ferry journey from Wellington to Picton. As far as I was concerned, it was a nice way to get between the two islands and judging by the map of fjords and forks, perhaps there would be a little bit of scenery. So imagine my surprise when… Continue reading North Island to South Island Journey in Pictures

new zealand · oceania

Don’t Go To Rotorua With No Money

Our tour of New Zealand, unfortunately, is for the most part on a pretty tight budget. And that's okay - I'm used to being very frugal when it comes to travel, and we are stretching it further by couch surfing instead of staying in hostels, and virtually not eating out at all. And after all,… Continue reading Don’t Go To Rotorua With No Money

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I’m Sorry Auckland, But I Don’t Really Like You

I can't help it. I can't fall in love with every place we visit, but that's okay. As we flew over the city and came into land, my jaw dropped. I had no idea how big this city was. In every direction as we turned, city lights sprawled out as far as the eye could… Continue reading I’m Sorry Auckland, But I Don’t Really Like You