A Completely Chilled Out Weekend in Bali

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I have written before about the close proximity of Bali. From my home base in Darwin, it only takes a quick 2 and a bit hour flight to arrive in one of Indonesia’s most popular islands. So, when the opportunity to stay in a villa in Ubud for a few nights came up, I had no […]

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Hostel vs Hotel | A Thorough Comparison of all the Pros + Cons

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When it comes to travelling, there are so many options for accommodation. Airbnb, couchsurfing, hostels, homestays, hotels and even resorts! However, in this post we will be focusing on the two most commonly utilised types of lodgings – hotels and hostels. Both serve a huge range of clientele and both have pros and cons, so […]

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Travel + Regrets | The Things I’d Never Do Again

Travelling in a safe, ethical and eco-friendly way isn’t always easy, and it is something that I know I wasn’t as conscious of when I was a newbie traveller. It wasn’t that I didn’t care about it, I honestly just wasn’t fully aware of the ways that my travelling could have a harmful impact on myself, other […]

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12 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Antarctica

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Thinking about visiting Antarctica? If you are (and honestly, why wouldn’t you be?) then there are a few things that you should know about before you go. Penguin highways, biosecurity and whale alerts are just the beginning! So here are 12 things that you need to know before visiting the seventh continent. 1. Yes, it […]

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The ULTIMATE Packing List: Everything You Need For An Adventure to Antarctica

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Packing for a trip to Antarctica should be fairly straightforward. You pack your cold weather clothes and voila! You are done… Except that it is not always quite so easy. There are quite a few factors to consider when packing for a trip to Antarctica, some of which you may not have immediately considered, so, […]

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What I Learnt While Travelling With My Father

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After spending years travelling independently, I was a little bit apprehensive about going travelling with father for six weeks. I was worried that I’d struggle with constantly being around someone, I was worried that I’d miss my independence and I was worried that it might involve more fighting than fun. However, it turned that my […]

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Sending Postcards from Port Lockroy (and a failed polar plunge)

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I first learned about Port Lockroy when I watched a doco on Netflix called ‘Penguin Post Office’ (no longer available, at least not on Aussie Netflix) which heavily featured this unique Antarctic base. Port Lockroy was first discovered by humans in 1904. It was used as a site for whaling between 1911 and 1931 before […]

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Cruising Through A Blizzard in Port Charcot

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I have stated in a couple of previous posts that on my expedition to Antarctica we were extremely lucky with weather. In my mind this certainly does ring true, and on the whole I do think the weather gods did favour us, but that does not mean that it was always smooth sailing, and there […]

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