The Real Oz Experience: Stuck in the Outba

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Last Updated: 01/09/18 | January 9th, 2018 Years ago, on my first visit to Australia, I took a backpacker bus from Perth to Broome. Backpacker buses in Australia are designed to take backpackers around the cou..

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Sailing the Whitsundays in Australia

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Last Updated: 12/7/20 | December 7th, 2020 Located off of Airlie Beach on Australia’s east coast, the Whitsunday Islands are a popular destination for travelers. It’s one of those “must-see activities&#..

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

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Updated: 11/4/2018 | November 4th, 2018 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best dive sites in the world. Running up and down Queensland’s east coast in Australia, there are tons of fish to see as well ..

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How Much Does a Trip to Australia Cost?

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Last Updated: 1/5/21 | January 5th, 2021 Everyone has sticker shock when they get to Australia. They see how much things cost and their jaws drop. Heck, even Australians get sticker shock — and they live there..

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Going Off Roading on Fraser Island

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Updated: 3/13/21 | March 13th, 2021 Part of Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island was declared a World Heritage site in 1992. Spanning over 1,650 square kilometers, it’s home to beaches that stretch f..

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How to Get Around Australia on the Cheap

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Updated: 1/7/21 | January 7th, 2021 With Australia being over seven million square kilometers, it takes a long time to get around the country. Considering the distances, it’s no wonder few people end up travel..

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My Top 8 Favorite Hostels in Australia

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Updated: December 13th, 2020 | December 13th, 2020 I love Australia. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world. I’ve been going there for over a decade and have crossed the country more times ..

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Canyon Swinging in Cairns: Conquering My F

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Last Updated: 10/2/20 | October 2nd, 2020 I hate heights. Really hate heights. It’s something a lot of people find ironic considering how often I fly. But anyone who has flown with me before knows that ..

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Coral Bay: My Beach Paradise

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Updated: 10/16/20 | October 16th, 2020 We all have our own version of The Beach — that spot in the world where all is perfect and all is paradise. I found my version back in 2007. It’s a small town in Western ..

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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Updated: 12/16/20 | December 16th, 2020 Australia is one of the most remote countries in the world and, ironically, one of the most popular places to visit — especially among backpackers and budget travelers. ..

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My 18 Favorite Things to Do in Melbourne

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Last Updated: 7/2/20 | July 2nd, 2020 Melbourne is one of the funkiest cities in Australia. From its cool architecture to its robust art scene with hip cafés and music, Melbourne is often considered the cultur..

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Sydney on a Budget: 13 Cheap & Free A

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Updated: 11/12/20 | November 12th, 2020 As my friends and I drank wine in the shadow of the Opera House, I couldn’t help but be happy — I was back in Sydney for the first time in five years — and I was here fo..

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My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Sydney

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Last Updated: 11/7/20 | November 7th, 2020 The first time I went to Sydney (all the way back in 2007), I spent most of my days sitting in the botanical gardens, reading a book, and looking at the Opera House a..

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My Top 10 Hostels in Sydney

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Updated: 12/15/20 | December 15th, 2020 Hostels in Sydney are expensive. Since I started visiting the city, I’ve seen hostel prices skyrocket as just the cost of living in Australia has gone up. Even when you..

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The Best Neighborhoods in Sydney: Where to

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Last Updated: 5/15/2020 | May 15th, 2020 Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. It has amazing beaches, scenic shorelines, World Heritage sites, and top-notch dining. It’s a large city, and it’s ve..

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The Best Tour Companies in Australia

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Updated: 12/15/20 | December 15th, 2020 Few countries capture the imagination quite like Australia. With world-class beaches, unusual wildlife, stunning natural landscapes, a unique history, and a fun and vibr..

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My 5 Favorite Hostels in Melbourne

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Posted: 12/3/20 | December 3rd, 2020 Melbourne is the backpacker hub of Australia. It’s laid-back vibe, awesome live music scene, and rowdy nightlife make it a favorite for backpackers and budget travelers ali..

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