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Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

You hear it all the time. Everything in Australia wants to kill you. I'm not gonna lie, guys: I've wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember, but I've always been terrified of the idea of spiders the size of dinner plates and crocodiles biting your arm off and snakes hiding in… Continue reading Australian Wildlife: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected

australia · canada · new zealand · usa

My “Best Of” 2016

Well, 2016. I believe you've been quite the shitter for a rather large proportion of people on the planet. Between political disasters and some seriously shocking celebrity deaths (think Alan Rickman was the worst one for me, although he's probably sitting on a beach somewhere earning his 20%), it's not been one of the best… Continue reading My “Best Of” 2016

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Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

One of my absolute favourite things about Australia is the wildlife. So much of it is unique to Australia, which makes it infinitely more fascinating than... say, the squirrels and rabbits back home. So when I found out that the Mackay region has a beach where you can hang out with kangaroos, I instantly added… Continue reading Spotting Wildlife In Mackay: Platypuses and Kangaroos at Sunrise

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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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I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

Our next big stop on the east coast Australia road trip was Magnetic Island, or Maggie Island as it's affectionately known. It's famous for being one of the sunniest places in Australia, and also has wild koalas and great beaches. It's a must-stop on the backpacker trail. We arrived in Townsville after only one real… Continue reading I Thought Magnetic Island Was Supposed To Be Sunny

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Christmas In Australia: When All Your Plans Go Wrong

Christmas was planned for us back in September, when a friend invited us to spend it with him and his parents in Noosa, just north of Brisbane. They'd be hiring out an apartment for the week and we were welcome to join them over Christmas and spend it on the beach. As time drew closer,… Continue reading Christmas In Australia: When All Your Plans Go Wrong