Cronulla Drone Photography

Here is some of my recent Cronulla drone photography! I've been wanting a drone for a while, so I did some research and decided to buy a DJI Mavic Mini this past April. It's a lightweight drone that is high-quality yet affordable and good for beginners. Cronulla, a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia, has been …

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7 Incredible Volunteer Opportunities Around The World

7 volunteer opportunities around the world, perfect for open-minded and adventurous budget travelers. If you've browsed through my blog before, you'll know that I am a huge fan of volunteering abroad. It is an amazing way to experience different cultures, learn new skills, meet lovely people, and save money while traveling. I've written a few …

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Best Things To Do In The Royal National Park: Sydney, Australia

My favorite things to do in the Royal National Park, just south of Sydney, Australia. The Royal National Park is a true gem of New South Wales. Located directly south of Sydney, it's easily accessible from the city and from smaller towns along the South Coast. The best way to get around is by car, …

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5 Amazing Day Hikes in the Blue Mountains

Fun day hikes in the Blue Mountains, perfect for weekend trips or day trips from Sydney. The Blue Mountains has become one of my favorite places in Australia.  Every time I visit, I am amazed at the crisp, fresh air and the magnificent, rugged scenery.  For someone living in Sydney, The Blue Mountains are the …

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Pros and Cons of Living in Australia

Pros and cons of living in Australia, compared to my home country, the USA. For those who don't know, I came to Australia because I fell in love with an Australian guy in Costa Rica in 2017. My travel-obsessed self saw this as the perfect opportunity to get a Working Holiday Visa and go live …

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Work Exchange In Peru: How I Lived In Cusco For Free

My experience doing a work exchange in Peru with Worldpackers. My work exchange in Peru was a few years ago, but I never really explained how I was able to live in Cusco for free for one month. So today, I'm going to share my story! As a hardcore budget traveler, I am always looking …

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African Safari Photo Diary

African Safari in South Africa: my best photos and memories.  The four-wheel-drive bounds along the dirt path, dodging potholes and boulders along the way. We all jolt around in our seats, but the crisp winter air blowing through the windowless vehicle keeps us cool and calm. Suddenly, the driver slows down the car and comes …

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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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All Time Best & Worst Travel Moments

Reflecting on all my best and worst travel moments from the last few years. 2019 and the entire last decade are both coming to an end. I have to say 2019 was the wildest year of my life. I went through some crazy things this year, positive and negative. Reminiscing about these insane moments from …

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Hiking Volcan Acatenango In Guatemala

The challenging yet insanely rewarding experience of hiking Volcan Acatenango, near Antigua, Guatemala. Hiking Volcan Acatenango was one of the hardest things I've ever done. It was also one of the most beautiful, mesmerizing, and unforgettable things I’ve ever done. So the physical and mental struggle was worth it. After spending a month in Guatemala, …

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