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Sydney Must-See’s

Sydney is undoubtedly one of the most iconic destinations in Australia. There are popular tourist spots that everyone automatically goes to see, but I wanted to fill you in on some lesser-known ones! First, I’ll cover the basics. Famous Places in/around Sydney The Sydney Harbour is packed to the brim…

Portsea: Hidden Gem near Melbourne

If you have an extended stay in Melbourne, there is another coastal destination to explore other than the Great Ocean Road. The town of Portsea, Victoria is on the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, directly across Port Phillip from the Melbourne CBD. It is a wealthy suburb…

Fun Day Trip: Mount Ngungun

Looking to escape the library and get a little physical activity in? Want a better view than your final assignments on the computer screen? Grab a friend and take a short drive north of Brisbane to check out Mount Ngungun. Mount Ngungun (pronounced ‘noo noo’) is a part of the Glass…

The Benefits of Traveling Solo

I’ve flown by myself many times before, but I had never flown to a new country to travel completely solo. Much to my parents’ dismay back in the US, I challenged myself to step a little outside my comfort zone and take a trip alone to Queenstown, New…

Fun Day Trip: Gardner’s Falls

Want an exciting, new place for a swim other than the beach? Look no further than Gardner’s Falls. As an exchange student from the United States, I have been eager to get out and explore as much as possible in and around Brisbane. Located in Maleny, just about…