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Our Travels: A Year in Review, Part 3 – Plus 5 More Real-World Tips for the Prospective Travellers

This will be the last part of my “A Year in Review” segment, I promise.  If you caught the previous two parts of this series you will have seen that they covered our first four months away from England; the first part covered China and Hong Kong, the second part of the segment covered Thailand,… Continue reading Our Travels: A Year in Review, Part 3 – Plus 5 More Real-World Tips for the Prospective Travellers

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Working holiday makers in Australia – An exploited underclass or a bunch of whinging, young travellers?

For those of you who are new to this subject, I’ll try to give you a bit of a rundown.  Like many countries such as the UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, etc; Australia offers something called a ‘working holiday visa’, this entitles citizens of certain countries such as those mentioned previously, usually between the… Continue reading Working holiday makers in Australia – An exploited underclass or a bunch of whinging, young travellers?

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Reviewing Our Australian Mega Road Trip: the Good, the bad and my top 5 locations on the trip

First of all, there’s something quite daunting about setting off on a trip of this magnitude, and it’s almost impossible not to underestimate it since it’s so hard to wrap your head around just how big the country is.  What made the trip a little more daunting was the fact that we were undertaking this… Continue reading Reviewing Our Australian Mega Road Trip: the Good, the bad and my top 5 locations on the trip

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The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 6: Entering the Outback

The east coast portion of our road trip had now come to an end and it was time to embark on a massive leg of the journey through the outback of Queensland and the Northern Territory to reach Darwin, a journey that would span 3,000km through the central and northern part of the country.  After… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 6: Entering the Outback

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The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 5: Diving the Agincourt Reefs (Outer Great Barrier Reef) from Port Douglas

It’s not a term I ever use but I think everyone has a ‘bucket list’, regardless of how full or exciting it is, whether it’s physically written down or stored in ones mind, everyone has one.  I don’t possess a physical list but there are a number of different wishes that I could reel off,… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 5: Diving the Agincourt Reefs (Outer Great Barrier Reef) from Port Douglas

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The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 4: Cairns and Cape York Peninsula

Okay, so maybe calling this part ‘Cape York Peninsula’ is a bit much since the Cape York Peninsula encompasses a massive part of north eastern Australia but the bitumen road stops just after a place called Cape Tribulation, beyond this point is gravel road which I believe isn’t too bad, however once you pass Cooktown… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 4: Cairns and Cape York Peninsula

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The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 3: Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

Welcome to part 3 of my Australian Mega Road Trip series where I’ve been writing about our experiences on the road travelling the east coast of Australia from Byron Bay to Cape Tribulation/Daintree rainforest, stopping at Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy, Arlie Beach/Whitsundays, Mission Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas.  Cape Tribulation… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 3: Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays