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Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
Port Douglas
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Reasons To Visit Queensland: Things To Do in Tropical Australia

When I teamed up with Lonely Planet and Three mobile to share somewhere that had captured my heart, it was a no-brainer, I booked a ticket to Queensland. I'm so excited to share this video of why I love this part of the world so much...
Berat Albania
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Awesome Things To Do in Albania: Places To Visit & Top Experiences

Albania has plenty of fantastic things to do. From mountain hikes and lake tours, to a gorgeous set of southern beaches.
New Plymouth
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Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki

Whilst many will say Mount Taranaki, always standing proudly in the middle of the region yet often hidden in cloud, is the jewel of Taranaki's crown, I'd have to disagree. New Plymouth is a city that seems to be evolving, fast, making it my favourite city in Aotearoa.
Bali Best Hidden Beach
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The Best Hidden Beach In Bali. Don’t tell everyone…

Driving on dirt tracks, climbing down steep stairs and dashing through trees of monkeys. It's all worth it when you get to the best beach in Bali!
Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places in Italy
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Cinque Terre in photos: A quick guide to Italy’s five lands

So, a few weeks ago a National Geographic editor whittled down 24k+ images to 32 on the theme of Reflection, and somehow one of mine made the cut. No credit to me, have you seen how photogenic Cinque Terre is...
Italy hidden gem, Camogli
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Checking into Camogli, The Best of Italy

Portofino and Cinque Terre might get all the attention in this region of Italy but the colourful, small and often over looked Camogli deserves a check in to enjoy the simple slower life.
Gili Islands
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The Gili Islands Guide

Surrounded by crystal clear coral waters, beautiful beaches, snorkel, scuba, turtles, those sunsets and the odd methanol poisoning. Which Gili Island is the right one for you?
Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat Indonesia on a Budget

Something you don't often hear is Budget Raja Ampat - However it is possible, here are some tried and tested tips to help you get to these remote islands.
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Exploring Fraser Island with Unique Fraser

With highway-beaches-airport combos, crystal clear lakes, mantas, champagne pools and the only rainforest known to grow on sand Fraser Island is one unique place. As I learnt, you will want more than one day here...
Sri Lanka Tea Plantations
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Tea & Trains: Exploring Sri Lanka Hill Country

The breathtaking train from Kandy to Ella delivers you to Sri Lanka hill country. Tea plantations, rolling hills and a slower pace of life welcome you. This was one of my favourite parts of my journey through Sri Lanka, come find out why.
Where to stay in Bali
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Bali: Beautiful or Beyond Repair

Love it or hate it? There are two camps when it comes to Bali. From trashed beaches and trashy nightclubs to black sands, incredible culture and never ending natural beauty. Three visits gave me plenty of insight...
Oceania
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Whitehaven beach: The worlds finest?

The Whitsundays beach situation is usually summed up with the picture perfect Whitehaven beach. Where to start? Fly over or swim under? This one of those places that truly took my breath away, let me tell you why.
Sri Lanka Sigiriya
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Visiting Sigiriya Rock & The Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka

Heights, seriously petrified! But, If I made it to the top then you can too. Climbing Sigiriya rock is well worth it, I have the photo proof right here! Come and explore one of Sri Lankas UNESCO world heritage sights and discover the remains of history.
Safari in Sri Lanka
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On Safari in Sri Lanka

A Safari in Sri Lanka allows you to get up close to Elephants in the wild as well as a whole host of animal life. Welcome to Minneriya National Park.