10 Things To Do In Melbourne, Australia

10 things to do in 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 …

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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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Great Ocean Road Travel Guide

A budget-friendly Great Ocean Road travel guide.  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 has a place on that list, with its rugged cliffs, …

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7 Best Things To Do In Antigua Guatemala

Some of the best things to do in Antigua, Guatemala for budget travelers. 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. Antigua used to be the capital of Guatemala …

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Transylvania Romania: The Ultimate Budget Travel Guide

The ultimate budget travel guide for Transylvania Romania.  Transylvania sounds like a fictional place. Like Madagascar or Tasmania, it sounds like the name of a fairy-tale land from a book or a movie. Believe it or not, Transylvania is a real place that you can travel to! (As are Madagascar and Tasmania!) Transylvania is a …

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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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12 Best Australian Foods To Try

The best Australian foods to try while traveling in the Land Down Under. Australia is an incredible country, but it is not famous for its food. So what do Australians eat??? Many local favorites are just adaptations of British food, and the climate and landscape varies so much around Australia that it's hard to have …

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Lake Atitlan Travel Guide: Towns, Transport, and More

This Lake Atitlan travel guide will cover all the best towns, the best things to do in each place, and basic travel tips. Lake Atitlan is a must-see while traveling in Guatemala. From the natural beauty, to the endless fun activities available, to the affordable and charming culture, Lake Atitlan really hits all the requirements …

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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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