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The magic of Australia, for those of us who love the ocean, is that it is blessed with a seemingly endless wealth of uncrowded beaches, dive sites and surf breaks. Somewhere in New South Wales, Steve Bramucci has found a forgotten coast...and, statistics dictate that there are plenty similar gems waiting to be savored down under.

Somewhere, New South Wales, Australia

There’s an old joke about impressing an Aussie male that ends with the punchline, “show up naked with a 6-pack of beer”. And so as not to incur the wrath of my Aussie brethren, I’ll say nothing that suggests that this is a bad idea. But if streaking on a first date is not your cup of tea, then perhaps […]

How to Impress an Aussie Guy

Although this neighborhood has a notorious reputation, it attracts some of the best night life that Brisbane has to offer. The center has a pedestrian walkway that intersects Ann St. which is perfect for drunken rampages in order to avoid cars. There are numerous clubs, pubs, venues, bars and cafes of all sorts for all walks of life. By day, […]

Fortitude Valley nightlife: Clubs, lounges, and offbeat bars

When people think of alternative neighborhoods in Brisbane they tend to resort to the notorious Fortitude Valley. But although the Valley is certainly off-beat, eclectic and lively, it doesn’t even come close to West End in its community. The locals in West End have created a kind of hipster mecca without the intrusions of normies and metrosexuals. Somehow, either by […]

Places to Eat in West End, Brisbane

Located scattered off the central Queensland coast, the Whitsunday islands are characterized by azure/turquoise blue waters, coral flowerbeds, sandy beaches, lush, green topped islands popping above the sea. With beautiful scenery, access to the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef, and a tropical climate that’s pleasant and warm year-round, it is no wonder the Whitsundays are a hugely popular […]

Things to know before going to the Whitsunday Islands

Nestled among the southern portion of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on the Queensland coast, you will find the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. First “discovered” by James Cook, who named the islands, the Whitsundays are characterized by azure blue waters, spectacular coral beds and incredible marine life, white sandy beaches and green capped islands. With […]

74 Ways to experience the Whitsunday Islands

The launching point for trips out to the Whitsunday islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia, Airlie Beach is a backpackers haven where you’ll find plenty of sunbathers working on their tans pre and post sail trip, a plethora of bars to get down and dirty at, and great hostels where you can post up and enjoy sunshine, making new […]

10 Things to do in Airlie Beach

Maybe you just finished college. Maybe you were recently laid off. Or you are having a quarter life crisis and are in search of adventure. Or perhaps you want to brush up on your Aussie slang and learn how to drink with the best of them. Whatever your reason, if you are wondering where you can go to travel, explore […]

Working Holidays in Australia