Posts Tagged‘Australia’

Sydney Spotlight!

The Australian city of Sydney is one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities for people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. Rich in heritage and culture, the unique and exquisite destination forces visitors to fully engage with its stunning landscapes, bustling nightlife and laid back approach in just a short time due to its spellbinding nature. Located on Australia’s popular south-east coast, the urban paradise – which is the capital of New South Wales – comprises a cosmopolitan population hailing from all over the world…

Beyond the Outback: Brisbane!

view of Brisbane

If you’re like most people, when you think of Australia you think of shimmery, orange desert sands that look tailor made for a wild dune buggy ride, you think of care-free kangaroos hopping about like they don’t even mind you’re there, and you think of shrimp – on the Barbie, naturally. What you may not realize is that among these unique landscapes and unusual marsupials, this exotic country offers some exciting metropolitan cities. One of this modern, urban centers is none other than, Brisbane. What began as just another city in a penal colony is now a notable Australian tourist…

3 Epic Australian Road Trips!

There’s a certain romance about the open road that attracts people from all walks of life. It just feels good to zip through a city with the top or windows down without a care in the world or a particular place to go. Similarly, there is something exotic and romantic about Australia – the landscape, the animals, the culture… the fact that it was founded as a penal colony – many things add to this mystique and what better way to check it out than by hitting the road? If you’re an easy rider type and are looking for scenic…

Photo of the week: The Queen Victoria Building in downtown Sydney

Romanesque Revival Architecture in Australia

Sydney is the one of oldest cities in Australia and first served as a penal colony starting in the late 18th century when the British wanted to dump their miscreants somewhere. Since then, it’s grown exponentially from it’s rather unique beginnings to become one of the most diverse, clean, modern and desirable cities to live in the whole world. Australia’s economy has also been doing extremely well recently with the growth of its financial markets as well as the extraction of natural resources. People get paid well, and that unfortunately means one thing for us backpackers, it’s expensive. Thankfully, the Aussies are big into…

The Dangerous Snakes of Australia and Where to Find Them!

poisonous snake in Australia

Guest Post from Lisa Stacey. From the red-backed spider to the red-bellied black snake, Australia is renowned for its creepy crawlies and its exotic species that could most definitely end your life if you stepped in the wrong place. Whether it’s in the bush or in their own backyards, Aussies are accustomed to looking out for slithering reptiles wherever they go. However, for the lesser traveled Australians and tourists, it can be hard to know what snakes to look out for – or to even know where these reptiles are found Down Under. Want to brush up on your herpetology…

Tom Tom’s Unwrap The World Contest

Travel Contests

I like Tom Tom, and apparently, so do others as I found out back in Philly last week when somebody broke into my friend’s car and took hers (I guess it’s the season of “giving? anyways right). But the real reason I like Tom Tom isn’t necessarily because of their products, it’s because their creative advertisements, digital media and progressive company mindset. They are always giving away free stuff and holding cool competitions like a few months back where they were letting people drive a GPS enabled car around islands like The Seychelles and having them map it. I just saw their most recent video…

Tap into Tasmanian Treasure in Hobart

Downtown Hobart, Tasmania

  A guest post from Ward Remoken. The land of Tasmania is one of legend, mystery and pristine natural beauty. Located in the center is Hobart, the island state’s capital city. The city earned its nickname “On top down under” from its early days as a penal colony to its enviable status as a tourist destination today. The city is actually the second oldest in Australia, and its residents are called “Hobartians.” Lonely Planet recently awarded Hobart seventh place on its “Best in Travel 2013” list. Finding exciting things to do during your stay in Hobart is easy: Begin by…

Tips for Travelling Around Australia (The Ones You Don’t Want to Hear!)

Bush Fire

Are you planning a sensational trip to Australia? Well here are a few useful tips to ensure your trip is not only fun, but safe too! Australia is known for have some of the most spectacular outdoor activities around, but some of the most dangerous around as well. Make sure you’re well informed before deciding to head out to the land down under. Watch out for sharks and crocodiles While the beaches surrounding the states of Victoria (Melbourne), New South Wales (Sydney) and Queensland (Brisbane) have a  relatively low rate of  shark attacks, the higher up north you travel the more…

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