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.  Before getting into my photos, I just want to paint a picture of what it's like to be on an African Safari. 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 …

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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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San Juan La Laguna Photo Diary

All my best photos from San Juan La Laguna, in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. For the last ten days I've been volunteering at GuateSUP, a paddle-boarding company in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. My life here revolves around paddling, yoga, playing with the dogs, and getting to know the other guests and other volunteers. GuateSUP is based in …

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Jeffrey’s Bay South Africa: Photo Diary

My best photos from Jeffrey's Bay South Africa.  Jeffrey's Bay is one of the best surf spots in South Africa. Surfers from all over the world travel here to surf the pristine right-hand point breaks. The World Surf League even hosted their Corona Open 2019 competition here in July. From professional athletes and avid surfers …

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How To Visit The Drakensberg Mountains On A Budget

How to visit the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa while traveling on a budget. Ask any South African what areas of their country they recommend to travelers, and they will almost always mention the Drakensberg. Located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, the Drakensberg Mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views in the …

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