For a family beach getaway, only minutes from downtown Hobart, this is the perfect place to base for a family holiday in Tasmania. Self-contained units provide the space and opportunity to spread out or come together.
Visiting Rottnest Island is like entering another world. A world where life is a great deal slower and actually enjoyed. Sounds amazing, right?!
With 48 hours, we give you a clear itinerary for making the most out of your stay in Melbourne: Where to visit, how to get around, where to stay and even a restaurant or two. Melbourne is quite possibly the best city in Australia (and I’m taking a quite the risk saying that, since I’m from Sydney!) So pack your bags! It is seriously time you visited Melbourne.
It’s no secret that Australia is expensive, but there are ways to saving money while visiting Melbourne. Here are 4 ways to keep the budget in check.
Wilsons Promontory was one of the first places we put on our (re) Discover Australia itinerary, after reading rave reviews. We’ve been to New Zealand and Hawaii, along with various parts throughout Australia, places that match these kinds of views. Yet here we were, totally in heaven. Wilsons Promontory has stunning vistas, equalled with amazing bushwalks and wildlife. You feel like you’re part of the landscape. Here’s why you must add it to your Australian Itinerary.
Victoria has a secret: It’s the Victorian Highlands. Overseas visitors are seriously missing out if they don’t spend some time here. It’s absolutely gorgeous…another place for our ‘possible settle list?’
Northern Colorado – Boulder has a cool, hip vibe. Estes Park is so much MORE than winter skiing. The Rocky Mountains National Park is simply breathtaking.
Stingers (jellyfish) and Crocodiles are a real threat in Far North Queensland. Beaches are often closed because of one, or both, of these factors. It’s something that can be very frustrating when it’s hot and humid and you just want to dive into the sparkling turquoise water.
So where can you get out of the heat and dip into cool, refreshing water?
We found trying to find specific information on Kuranda very frustrating. We didn’t want to take a tour. We’re self-drivers. We just wanted to know: Was the historic railway and Skyrail worth the splurge? We would soon find out…
There are so many places in Australia to go for that “beach getaway”. Australia has some amazing locations for beach camping. There is one we’ve found however that surpasses the rest.
As lovely as London was, there was something about the British Museum. It could’ve been because of my love of history, but there was just something about it that drew me in.
As I looked around to others of her generation on our travels, I began to have this crushing sense of disappointment for future generations. Where is their curiosity? Where is their imagination and wonder of these places, without the internet revealing it to them? When are they going to put their damn phones down to just be in the moment?
The Colosseum and Forum are, inarguably, two of the most famous icons of ancient Rome. As the centre of activity in the ancient world, thousands of people gathered daily for entertainment, commerce and rituals.
When planning a trip to Rome, I found myself asking the question of whether we should invest the extra money on a guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum?
There are plenty of beaches to escape to in Australia. Sometimes you can find yourself asking: “but which beach?” I know. Hard, right?! But the Mid-North Coast…
I have been reading about hostels for years and for whatever reason, missed the boat on the hostel experience while backpacking through Europe in my 20s. Budget accommodation was found elsewhere, in cheap hotels or B&Bs. Yet, I was always fascinated with the concept because of my budget-travel mindset. After hearing about the Melbourne YHA (Youth Hostels Association) Metro from a number of sources, I thought it would add a different element to our Melbourne Adventure. After all, our travel mantra is “Try Something Different”.
For any travellers, there is inevitable downtime. Whether it’s sitting at an airport waiting for your next flight or cruising down a lonely stretch of highway, a good audio book serves as a great way to distract, entertain, or educate. The best ones do all of the above. Here is a list of some of our favourites we’ve enjoyed over the years.
The crystals found within the Jenolan Caves are thought to bring spiritual well-being. The most curative properties lie in the natural beauty of the place.
Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, calming and spiritual. Culture springs forth everywhere you turn. It’s been written about a lot, justifiably.
Captain Cook Cruises give you a great introduction to Sydney Harbour. Truly, there is no better way to experience Sydney than on her waterways.
Is the exhilaration of going vertically down a mountain in Katoomba, held on only by two cable wires worth the admission price?
I’m a sucker for a waterfall. So, it’s without surprise that we made our way to the Boulder River #734 trail on our recent visit to Washington State.
From grunge bars, to Pike Place Market; from Bainbridge Island to finding nirvana, Seattle has it all. Join us on our 24 hour Seattle binge trip.
Camping in the rain can be a drain because Mother Nature always has her way! By doing a little prep, your camping trip can still be a hit!
Phillip Island is located about 90 minutes from Melbourne. According to the Penguin Parade website, about 32,000 little penguins that call Phillip Island home. CUTE!
Travelling with a teenager can be done. It just takes some flexibility and communication to make it enjoyable for everyone.
We’ve taken many road trips and over the years, have worked out how to do it inexpensively without feeling like we’re missing out on anything along the way. Check out our 10 Ways to Plan a Budget Friendly Road Trip.
We’ve discovered some unique gems in NSW for beach camping. Here are what we consider as the best of some really fantastic options available.
Heading to the Mount Cook Village was simply overwhelming. The water on Lake Pukaki glistened in the abundant sunshine as we followed its perimeter. In parts, the clouds and mountains were mirrored in the icy blue glacial water. The snow-covered mountains were lit in just the right spot to shine their brilliance down on us. It was gobsmackingly beautiful.
Tamaki invite you to enter their Maori world. And what a world it is!
Road tripping the NSW North Coast from Sydney to Byron Bay (and back). Here’s our recommended itinerary for your own Pacific Wanderings.
Sydney is a destination many dream about. If you’re heading this way, here’s the local’s guide to your ultimate day in Sydney.
Looking for an authentic Australian cultural experience? Sydney Outback offers an Indigenous education, gorgeous cruise, within a small-tour atmosphere.
Long stretches of thick, white sand encase your ankles like cake batter. Crisp, salty water laps at your toes. This is South Durras.
This friendly park is located within Kosciusko National Park, close to skiing, biking and hiking. Picnic tables and fire pits are at almost every site. The bathrooms are clean with hot showers and flush toilets. Best of all, they are available year round.
A teenager’s perspective on Geocaching and what you need to do to get started!
Kids are connected to their devices like never before. Camping is a great, cheap way to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
Canyon of the Eagles is our favourite campground in Central Texas. If it’s not already on your list, it’s time you checked it out!
Want a way to really get to know your parents as an adult? Or at least open up a deeper conversation? Here are 15 great questions to help you!
Road trips are the ultimate adventure. Here are 9 simple ways to make your next road trip extraordinary!
How do you convince your team not to wear their headphones for an entire roadtrip? Here’s how to manage the music.