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Spectacular Strupen: A Day Hike to Remember in the Lyngen Alps

Throughout my trips to Norway in the last few years, one thing has always been in the back of my mind. As much as I have loved exploring the country in winter and seeing it in all its snow-frosted majesty, I’ve wanted to go hiking. I’ve wanted to sweat it out climbing high up above…

How To Survive Camping at Coachella

Even if you’re someone who travels the world seeking out summer festivals — a banner I definitely do not fall under, having never been to a multi-day music festival before — Coachella presents something of a challenge (especially if you’re camping). How will you survive three days and four nights in the California desert, where…

2013 By The Numbers

I’ve always enjoyed looking at the numbers that define my year in travel, and it’s no different this year — especially because I have a lot more out-of-the-ordinary numbers than usual (since I can’t say I’ve ever experienced – 38ºC or have ever been to 3 Grand Slams in one year before)! While there’s no…

A Holiday Gift Guide for Female Travellers

What exactly do you buy for a female traveller, especially one travelling full-time? It’s a tough decision because it seems like every choice is either something that will either weigh her down or will cost way more than your budget (in my case, that’s nearly anything to do with photography). Having spent half of this…

Broad Smiles on the Broadwater with Paradise Jetboating

When most people think of the Gold Coast, images of never-ending stretches of beaches and thoughts of glitz and glamour rivalling Miami spring to mind. While I do love the beaches of the Gold Coast, one of my favourite spots there is actually the Broadwater — a large bay tucked away between the mainland and…

The Post-Trip Depression That Wasn’t

A month ago, I came home to Australia fully expecting to feel wrung out emotionally. I was sent off from America in a flood of waterworks at the airport; my mother and I never expected it to be easy to part after having spent more time together than we had since I graduated from college,…

Why You Should Travel Solo…No Matter What the Media Says

Recently, news broke that an American mother named Sarai Sierra had traveled to Turkey on her own, only to be tragically murdered on the day she was due to return home. It’s a terrible story, and you have to feel for her family who are grasping for answers about why this would happen to her.…

My Twelve Best Aussie Photos of 2012

Despite a few setbacks, overall 2012 was a fantastic year for me. This showed through my photos; I took an incredible number (roughly 14,000 according to Lightroom) because I took a lot of opportunities to travel, both within Australia and abroad. Much of my travel within Australia was around South East Queensland, which was great…

2012 By the Numbers

There are so many ways to summarise a year, especially one as eventful as 2012 was. A post of my best photos of the year is upcoming, but I always find it interesting to look at some of the numbers from the year as well. Some are useful — number of miles flown, etc —…

Becoming a ‘Lost Girl’ in my 29th Year

I had my 28th birthday this week. I know 28 isn’t usually an important birthday — it’s just one more step towards 30, right? — but to me, it had a bit more resonance than my last few birthdays have. Why? Well, it started with a trip to America last year. I needed some good…
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