5 Places to Stay in Queensland, Australia with access to the Great Barrier Reef

  One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and certainly a bucket list adventure, the Great Barrier Reef is one of those places that you must see if you are on holiday in Australia. The best way to access the Great Barrier Reef is by taking excursions out from one of the five Read more about 5 Places to Stay in Queensland, Australia with access to the Great Barrier Reef[…]

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Backpacking in Australia: Top 5 Sights in Canberra

As the six year mark on my last few days in Australia hit home this week, it is time to reflect on one of my favourite cities in Australia – the capital city itself. Canberra. Aside from my time exploring Sydney, the Blue Mountains and serving schooners in Parramatta, we next headed to Canberra for Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Top 5 Sights in Canberra[…]

Backpacking in Australia: Textbook Top 5 Sights in Sydney

Sometimes when you are backpacking through endless cities and countries, you end up in a totally popular tourist spot and rather than whack out a guidebook or look for off the wall places, you just want to do the obvious. You want to tick off a “textbook top 5 sights” and that’s exactly what I Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Textbook Top 5 Sights in Sydney[…]

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100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I left Australia behind! Secondly of course I’m probably wrong and you might have heard of Read more about 100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia[…]

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The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours

Before I tell the story of the day I worked in 2 continents within 24 hours, let me tell you that I know this isn’t cool, or rare, or unique, or even special. I’m aware of that – every day of the week people work in 2continents sometimes even 3…think of the man who has Read more about The Day I…Worked in Two Continents Within 24 Hours[…]

Backpacking in Australia: My Top 5 Memories from Melbourne

It’s a while since I have reflected on backpacking in Australia and my crazy life down under, which began almost 5 years ago now, crazy!! On my first Working Holiday Visa I ended up passing through Melbourne twice and again on my second Working Holiday Visa , so 3 times during my 18 months living in Read more about Backpacking in Australia: My Top 5 Memories from Melbourne[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

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