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Why visit ‘The Last Paradise’ Lord Howe Island

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Lord Howe Island is one of those places that actually lives up to its marketing spiel. While the word ‘paradise’ gets thrown about rather casually and a bit too often, the unspoiled natural beauty of this Aussie island makes it …

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Top 10 Beaches From My Travels

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While I’m not a total beach freak, nor a sunseeker, I do love to be beside the seaside. Over the years I’ve lived in a load of places by the sea (Bangor, Northern Ireland; Ma Wan, Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; …

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My Top 5 Camping Memories!

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As I celebrate the 10 year mark of being away from Northern Ireland by camping out in the desert at Wadi Rum with Rum Stars (AMAZING!), I thought it was a good time to share my top 5 camping moments …

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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

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It’s a post I was meant to write about 2 years ago to be honest, but never got round to it. In the hope I’d find better Irish Pubs than these 5. But I haven’t so the list remains the …

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Holding a Koala Bear at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Queensland, Australia

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It’s been a while since I’ve written about Australia on here, but I’ve been reminiscing and will try and cover the countless Australia stories from my time there that haven’t seen the light of day yet. I’ve literally got a …

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

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I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they …

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Thirsty Thursdays: My Lonely Beer at Australia’s Southernmost Pub

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I spent a lot of 2010 travelling alone. I was working hard, saving, backpacking and still did a load of sightseeing on my days off. I had my own car. Life took me to a tiny island on the south …

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: $10 Steaks in Australia

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I LOVE eating steaks, but yet I’m a budget traveller so I’ll be honest and say I normally go without them. But I miss them. Enter the land down under then and a national craze known as $10 steaks! If …

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