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Volunteering In The Wild Coast

South Africa’s “Wild Coast” is accurately named. It’s a place where cows are more common than cars, where turquoise circular mud huts house the locals, and where kids can run free without any danger. It’s a place where the raw, roaring ocean smashes against cliff faces and soft green hills roll on without end. Between …

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My 25 Favorite Books For Traveling

25 book recommendations that are great for traveling OR will inspire you to travel. I once read a quote that said: "Books are the training weights of the mind". Whether you are reading a lighthearted, fun story or a heavy book packed with knowledge, you are allowing your mind to explore, learn, grow, and escape …

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10 Reasons To Visit Melbourne

10 reasons to visit Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.  For many people living or traveling in Australia, Melbourne is one of their favorite cities.  It is cosmopolitan, vibrant, artistic, and conveniently located near Victoria’s vineyards and national parks and the iconic Great Ocean Road.  Many backpackers settle in Melbourne, sucked in by the …

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Australian Wildlife Photo Diary

Some of my favorite photos I've taken of Australian wildlife. Because Australia is such an isolated continent, and has been for millions of years, its wildlife has developed in such a unique way. 87% of Australia's mammals can ONLY be found in Australia. 93% of its reptiles, 94% of its frogs, and 45% of its …

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14 Amazing Stops Along the Great Ocean Road

A list of some of the best things to see along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.  Australia has so many bucket-list-worthy attractions: watch the sunrise over Uluru, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visit Sydney harbor, pet kangaroos in Western Australia, and the list goes on and on.  The Great Ocean Road almost always …

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22 Fun Things To Do In Brisbane

A list of some fun things to do in Brisbane, the sunny capital city of Queensland.  No trip to the massive, sunny Australian state of Queensland would be complete without stopping in Brisbane.  Founded in 1825, Brisbane is full of history and is the third-largest city in Australia. Though Brisbane is a big city, it …

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7 Best Things To Do In Antigua, Guatemala

A detailed list of the 7 best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala. Very few travelers visit Guatemala without stopping in Antigua. This charming, colonial city has all the authenticity of Latin American culture, but it is also quite touristy and therefore very accessible for first-time travelers. There are so many things to do in …

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