Off Roading on Fraser Island

Fraser Island, located in Queensland, Australia, is the world’s largest sand island. Moreover, it’s one of those “must sees” on Australia’s east coast travel trail. The majority of people who visit do a 4WD self-drive tour around the island. You’ll spend 3 days camping, getting sand everywhere, swimming in lakes and streams, eating, avoiding dingoes, […]

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The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Most tourists in Bali only ever seem to go to Kuta Beach. I’ve been amazed at the crowds in Kuta and equally amazed at how few crowds there have been elsewhere. With so many great places to see on Bali, you’d expect some people to venture off Kuta. Few do, which means you can explore […]

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The Cost of Traveling Australia

Everyone has sticker shock when they get to Australia. They see how much things cost, and their jaws drop. Heck, even Australians get sticker shock, and they live there. Travelers go through their budget quickly because no one ever expects the country to cost as much as it does. When I first traveled to Australia […]

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How You Become a Nomadic Writer

Many times questions appear in my inbox in bulk as though everyone thinks of them at the same time, whether it is what is my secret or how to stay motivated. Lately, everyone wants to know one thing: “how do they become a travel writer like me?” In a way it is sort of flattering […]

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Unusual Place of the Month: Chernobyl

Ever thought of visiting a nuclear power plant? How about one that had a meltdown? Well, think no more. Over twenty years after Chernobyl blew up, you can tour the area. They have been running tours for the last few years to the site of the worst nuclear catastrophe known to man. The Chernobyl Power […]

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9 Reasons to Volunteer on Your Trip

Moving around all the time is exciting, but after months of changing location several times a week, a traveler can long for a place to unpack their bags for awhile and try something different. Volunteering internationally is the way I choose to step off the backpacker trail, and it’s enriched both my life and my […]

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