The largest sand island in the world is known by most as Fraser Island, but the indigenous name for this place is far more accurate. In the Butchulla people’s language, K’gari means paradise and this World Heritage-listed site lives up to its name. I joined a 3-day, 2-night 4×4 self-drive tour and camping trip from Rainbow […]
After spending a month traveling up the east coast of Australia by bus, I decided to take one day to travel my own way… which always includes lots of sweet stops. And so, without further ado… the sweetest day trip from Cairns.
I didn’t cross riding a Vespa in Italy off my Be Brave list. It got switched to riding a motorbike in Thailand. I assessed the situation when I arrived and decided that there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I didn’t want to be one more bruised and broken backpacker statistic, so it didn’t […]
When I planned to spend Christmas Down Under, the images that came to mind were beach barbecues, Santa in board shorts and flip flops (or thongs as they’re called in Australia), and kangaroos hanging out in the sunshine. I’d heard stories about shoe-melting temperatures and a sun that scorches even the most conscientious sunscreen-wearer. But […]