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kangaroo island south australia
Hamilton Island was recently visited by Oprah on her wander Down Under, but most Australia travelers know about the island’s fame for many other reasons. For one, it is a part of the glorious Whitsunday Islands, a unique space of Great Barrier Reef ocean that presents one beautiful island after the next. Two, it is the location of the social […]

7 Island Getaways in Australia Besides Hamilton


free wifi zone
If you’re a traveler or expat heading to Australia, you might want to work on your patience levels in advance. One of the first things that struck me when I arrived in Australia over 2.5 years ago is the lack of speedy Internet, free Wi-Fi and the price tag. Oh. my. Goodness. I’ve traveled in some places where you would […]

Internet in Australia: Good, Bad… or Ugly?





Uggs
It is winter in Sydney right now, and that means that heaps of people are walking around (in public) in ugg boots in different shades of beige. Since you’ve most likely seen these types of shoes grace the feet of certain Hollywood stars in the past decade, such as the Olsen twins and Cameron Diaz, you probably won’t be too […]

The Truth About Ugg Boots: History, Controversy & Who ...


Thanks to the Aboriginal language, Australia has been graced with some unique place names. One of my favorites is right here in Sydney – Woolloomooloo – which is surprisingly supposed to be pronounced like Woo-la-ma-loo instead of how it is spelled. Although some of these names aren’t supposed to be funny or rude, they just happen to turn out that […]

Unique Place Names in Australia



You could definitely find yourself driving for hours in Australia… and then driving for hours more without hitting a major city along the way. The little towns could easily be overlooked, and the people living and working there needed a way to draw these passers-by off the road and to their shop, stand or restaurant. That’s where the “big things” […]

Famous Roadside Attractions: 9 of Australia’s “Big Things”


If you’re the type of person that associates a good holiday with taking it to the extreme, then Australia has you covered. There are more things to spin you around, make your heart race or just plain get the adrenaline pumping down under than I can count. It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, new or experienced, one these […]

11 Adrenaline Junky Activities in Australia


Darwin is a much smaller city, with only about 125,000 people, far up in the Northern Territory. The climate is tropical, the buildings are modern, and the setting is unforgettable. A multicultural vibe is only natural seeing how this city is a hub between Australia and Asia, yet the small size takes this generally big city feature down to a […]

Things to Do in Darwin



Being on the far side of Australia, Perth is often left off of many travelers’ itineraries. However, those that are lucky enough to make it to this secluded city in Western Australia (I suggest a flight for time’s sake, but the Indian Pacific train is another option) have a number of options for things to do, such as visiting animal […]

Things to Do in Perth