The Most Beautiful Beach in Australia | Day Trip to Fitzroy Island

In Cairns City, there aren't any sandy beaches. Despite being the famed jumping-off point for visits to the Great Barrier Reef, you won't find a place to swim in the ocean in Cairns. It's a massive mud pit that potentially has crocodiles lurking beneath the surface. A brief, 45-minute ferry ride away, however, is one... Continue Reading →


Adventure to Millaa-Millaa Falls with Uncle Brian’s Tours

After going from the urban metropolis of Melbourne to the middle of the red outback in Alice Springs, I was ready to get a taste of the rainforest. It was time to fly to Cairns. A quick 2.5-hour journey would take me from the middle of the country to the Queensland coast. The humidity and... Continue Reading →

The Koala Sanctuary & Phillip Island | Australia

After a few months in Melbourne, mostly staying in the city and partying every weekend, I was getting a little stir-crazy. Itching to take a day trip outside the city and explore somewhere else in Victoria, I started pestering my friends about renting a car or finding some way to go on an adventure and... Continue Reading →

An Oasis in the Outback | Jump Inn, Alice Springs

When I told people I was going to Alice Springs for 2 weeks, the looks I got in response were often puzzled, followed up with questions like: Why? What are you going to do there for two weeks? Well, to be fair, they weren't entirely wrong to ask, considering it is not a really a... Continue Reading →

Exploring Uluru & the Outback with Mulgas Adventures

“To spend time alone in the Australian bush is to experience our union with nature. It is powerfully reassuring.” ~ Jack Thompson When most people think of traveling to Australia, they imagine the famous beaches and landmarks of Sydney, the hipster-cosmopolitan vibes of Melbourne, or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast... Continue Reading →

Day Trip to Wilson’s Promontory | Victoria, Australia

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went on a day trip organized through New To Melbourne, a tour organization that offers budget experiences and day trips around Victoria. For about $60 AUD, the tour would be a full-day experience, including a guide and transport to and from the park. This is an economical... Continue Reading →

Day Trip to the Dandenong Ranges | Melbourne, Australia

I can't decide if I am a city girl or not. There are moments where I love every second of being in a city. Bustling through crowds, whizzing past skyscrapers on public transport, hearing every sound and smelling every smell imaginable (some good, some... really bad). There are other moments where I never want to... Continue Reading →

First Month in Melbourne, Australia

It's now been over a month since I first arrived in Melbourne! Time has flown but I've completely adjusted to living in this vibrant city. From hostel life with 11 other people in my room to my private space in my apartment, it's been an electrifying whirlwind. I have an immense amount of gratitude for... Continue Reading →

Sydney, Australia | 3-day itinerary

I'm in Australia, and I'm loving it! It's been hard to find a moment to write a post summarizing my experiences because it's all been a whirlwind so far and I still have a lot of time that I'll be spending in this country. I arrived in Sydney on January 26th (Australia Day!) and spent 3... Continue Reading →

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