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Australia Backpacking and East Coast Traveling Tips

Traveling the East Coast of Australia is a must in my eyes.  The different scenery, people, and experiences are definitely key components to completing your Oz experience.  I traveled from Cairns all the way down the Byron Bay over a period of two and a half weeks in early November.  I went to some of […]

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My Australian East Coast Itinerary Recommendations

When traveling down the Australian East Coast it is important to have a game plan with where you want to stop.  There are tons of options and I found many of them to be amazing, while some were just a waste of time.  I’ve listed the stops I made on my trip from Cairns to […]

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Fraser Island: Australia’s Nature at it’s Finest

When I look back and think about my adventure down the East Coast of Australia my favorite part would have to be my trip to Fraser Island. I went on a 3 day and 2 night 4X4 and camping adventure that I surprisingly loved- especially considering how much I was out of my element.  Fraser […]

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Hostel Life: Tips for Hostel Virgins

Are you a hostel virgin and scared to bust out of your shell to “slum” it with other travelers?  I was- but am proud to say I am far from it now.  Similar to traveling internationally for the first time like I talked about in my blog, “Tips for International Travel Virgins,” I feel that […]

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Cairns, Australia: Great Barrier Reef Access & Backpackers Party Town

I won’t lie when I first arrived in Cairns I can’t say I was taken away by its local beauty and charm.  After living here for a week, getting to know the people, surroundings, and the night life- I was hooked.  Cairns is very tropical and doesn’t have a cold winter, which is one reason […]

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Australian Pub Culture: A Bartender’s Tales and Tips

I never thought I would learn so much about the Australian culture by working at a pub in the city.  There really is no better way to meet and get to know locals than being around them in an element where they feel the most comfortable.  I have been working at a pub called The […]

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Melbourne, Australia: 4 Seasons in 1 day!

Melbourne, which is pronounced Melbin, is the second largest city in Australia and has a lot to offer.  I just got back from a nice 3 day visit in Melbourne and absolutely loved the city.  My best friend Lexy, who was visiting from New York City, and I went to visit my friend Rhodri and […]

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WTF Australia?

Overall the transition of moving to the other side of the world has gone quite smoothly and with minimum disruption and confusion.  This is all disregarding the language barrier that I speak of in my blog “How to Speak Australian: Lingo and Tips to Understand the Aussies.”  Other than that there are only a few […]

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How to Speak Australian: Lingo and Tips to Understand the Aussies

I thought moving to Australia was going to be a cake walk since we do share a common language called “English.”  I couldn’t have been more more wrong thanks to their accents, which can be very difficult to understand, and their ridiculous lingo aka made up words.  Keeping up with the Aussies can be hard […]

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Drinking Down Under: Well They Try and Limit The Aussies…

When I first came to Australia I was expecting very lax alcohol and drinking laws and the beer to inexpensively flow like water.  I was under the impression that Aussies were kind of lushes and just assumed it was because it was cheap and readily available, such as Mexico.  This is not the case unfortunately […]