Highlights of Cairns City | Australia

Last month, I spent three glorious weeks relaxing in Cairns, in Queensland, Australia. Pronounced like "Cahns" by Aussies, (if you say the R they will probably make fun of you) this is not the Cannes where the film festival is, believe it or not. I incorrectly thought that until maybe two years ago, when I... Continue Reading →

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A Day Trip to Rottnest Island to get a #QuokkaSelfie | WA

The favorite day trip for visitors to Perth or Fremantle is a ferry ride to Rottnest Island. Rottnest, or Rotto, is a little sandy island right off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia. It's a fantastic spot for a day trip to stretch out on a beautiful beach, and get up close and personal... Continue Reading →

A Home Away From Home | Fremantle, Western Australia

My transition from Cairns to Perth was a bit, awkward. Upon arriving in Perth City, I was exhausted and wanted to collapse in my hostel before reassembling my life in a new place. Travel days are always stressful days. Not only do I need to get to my new spot, but I have to figure... Continue Reading →

The Most Beautiful Sunset | Broome, Western Australia

After leaving sunny, tropical Cairns, I flew across the country to Perth, to the complete opposite side of Australia. While I had grown to love Cairns, the friendly people at Calypso Inn Hostel, and the weather, I felt that with the change of the month from May to June, it was time to change my... Continue Reading →

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 →

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