Why it’s OK to feel culture shock.

I haven't felt compelled to write lately. It's not for lack of content, I have about 5-10 blog posts in the "brainstorm" queue, I just haven't been able to muster the creativity to piece them together. Instead of forcing it, I wanted to give myself a break and wait until I felt some inspiration to... 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 →

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 →

Another GPSMyCity Giveaway!

When you’re in a new city and you don’t know where to go, it can be helpful to have a guide. But not everyone wants an energetic, university student waving an umbrella and shouting at them and 30 other people as they try to discover a new city. Private, one-on-one tours with a professional guide... Continue Reading →

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