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Our Big Australian Road Trip:
Alright folks, well we are two weeks into our two month camper van journey up the east coast of Australia! Click HERE for the 411 on the details. Transitioning to van life has been surprisingly easy. We’ve found little nooks for all our items and we have our routine down pat for transitioning the “living room”…
Byron Bay is a stunning coastal town in New South Wales. We basked in the sun, hit the beaches, and indulged in the cheap eats of Byron Bay.
Cities can be mega wallet busters if you aren’t careful. We managed to make it quite a frugal 36 hours in Brisbane. Here’s how to do Brisbane on a budget!
Nimbin is a tiny village town in the northern part of New South Wales, and is informally the weed capital of Australia. I dive into the past and experienced the present. And let me tell you, it’s curious indeed.
Agnus Water is the best little Queensland town you’ve probably never heard of. Get the details here!
Marsupials + beach + sunrise = the ultimate recipe for a fantastic experience! Read about our time at Cape Hillsborough here.
Wallaman Falls is the tallest single drop waterfall in Australia, and it is nothing short of epic.
The Millaa Millaa Waterfall Circuit in the Atherton Tableland Region in Northern Queensland is a total waterfall extravaganza. Here’s the 411!
20 km away from the famous Millaa Millaa waterfall circuit is an alternative waterfall circuit with great fews and fewer people. Warning: for adventure seekers only!!!
Great Keppel Island is an affordable Queensland island getaway with stunning beaches, great snorkeling, and friendly vibes. Get the 411 here!
The Whitsunday Islands have stunning beaches with amazing snorkeling, but can you see it on a budget? Yes! I explain how!
Magnetic Island is beautiful 52 km² chunk of land off the cost of Townsville, Australia. Is it worth the trip? Here’s my two cents.
A sunrise hike to Windin Falls is a travel experience that needs to be on your Queensland bucket list. Click here for our experience.
Quick Trips and Tasty Bites Around Tasmania:
Interested in taking a weekend getaway to Stanley from Hobart? Be warned, it’s a lot of hours in the car, but completely doable! I’ve got you covered with a solid itinerary that’s rather ambitious, but quite rewarding.
Beer Paddles and Cheese Platters with a Side of Honesty Box Bread: A Guide to What to Eat on Bruny Island, Tasmania
Bruny Island is the perfect escape from Hobart. While you go for the sweeping coastal views and beautiful nature, don’t miss these 4 hospitality venues!
We headed to Fortescue Bay on the Tasman Peninsula for a camping adventure full of nature, wildlife, s’mores, and a few dramas along the way.
The Huon Valley is southwest of Hobart, Tasmania,, and it makes for the perfect day trip. From great eats to the Tahune Airwalk, I lay out our latest Sunday Funday adventure.
If you love donuts, then you can’t miss this post on our quest to find the best donut in Hobart, Tasmania.
What are the average grocery prices in Tasmania, Australia? Take a look at our weekly shopping expenses to find out!
Eats and Treats!
Delectable Dumplings, Delicious Donuts, and a Giant Pocky Stick: A Journey Around World Street Eats in Launceston, Tasmania
We took a journey from Hobart up to Launceston to check out the World Street Eats festival. Check out what we noshed on here!
Social media is a double edge sword. It can be an amazing resource for new discoveries while having the potential to lead to culinary letdowns based on pictures that don’t accurately represent that food. Click here to see if THICC Cookie lived up to the photos!
Can Sweet Splits in Sydney, Australia stack up to the mega cookies of NYC? Find out here!
My dad and I had the ultimate cross continental breakfast showdown: The Mighty McMuffin (Australia) vs Egg McMuffin (USA). Find out which reigned supreme!
In the ultimate USA vs Australia Taco Bell showdown, who reigns supreme? Find out here!
When it comes to chain pizza, Domino’s reigns supreme. But is it the same across the globe? Check out this Australia vs USA cross-continental show down to find out!
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My Journey Down Under: How the Heck Did I Even Get to Aussie?
What is life like in Tasmania? I’m adjusting to my “new normal”, eating great food, and getting to know a new culture. Read all about it here!
My journey from the US to Tasmania, Australia was a 28 day saga. Giving up four weeks of my life was worth the normalcy waiting on the other side, learn about my journey here.
What’s it like living in a hotel room for 14 days? Here’s the scoop.
My journey flying to Australia during Covid-19,
Nature, Culture, and Animals!
The Farmgate Festival is a yearly event in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley that features a handful of the region’s local farmers. Here’s the rundown of what we saw, ate, and learned!
A Platypus Love Affair and Waddling Echidnas: A Day of Monotreme Magic at The Platypus House in Tasmania
The platypus is a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal that’s only native to Eastern Australia. And oh yeah, the males are poisonous! We took a trip up to The Platypus House in Tasmania to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Are kangaroos friend or food? I dive into both sides of the kangaroo industry here!