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Australia: I miss you. Here’s why.

There's  still a little bit of me that still feels like Australia is the one that got away. There's a lingering heartache, a touch of guilt: I chose to leave Australia when I was still madly in love with the cities, the beaches, the people. When...
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Capture the Season: Australia edition

As temperatures cool and days lazily stretch into fall in the Northern Hemisphere, I can't help but feel a bit nostalgic for Australia. Springtime in Melbourne was my favorite part of the year: Spring Racing Carnival, afternoons at the Botanic...
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Postcard from Perth at sunset

The East Coast of Australia is blessed with many things--awesome coffee, gorgeous beaches, killer street art--but incredible sunsets are unfortunately not one of them. Luckily, Perth has sunsets breathtaking enough to make up for the whole rest of...
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An Aboriginal experience in Western Australia

Aboriginals in Australia tend to be a touchy subject. (I’m not saying it’s right, I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying it is). The relationship between white Australians and indigenous Australians is not always easy going. And despite the...
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Postcard from the Great Australian Bight

Before we rocked up to the dramatic vertical cliffs dropping straight into the ocean, I had never heard of the Great Australian Bight. I didn’t even know what a bight was. To be honest, I still don’t.  (Although I did decide it would be responsible...
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Five non-wine things to do in Margaret River

Sure, the wine is the main reason most people go to Margaret River. But it is fully possible to have a brilliant time in this adorable seaside town south of Perth without stepping foot in a vineyard. If you do want to go wine tasting, give...
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Awesome hikes in South and Western Australia

The best way to get your heart pumping and blood flowing again after hours in the car crossing the Nullarbor? Head out for one of Australia’s awesome hiking opportunities: a brilliant way to squeeze in a workout, spot some wildlife up close and enjoy...
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Why I loved living in St Kilda

When discussing suburbs in Melbourne, many people instantly discount St Kilda as being “full of backpackers.” With Luna Park and the beach being an undeniable tourist draw (and the rave reviews of Base Backpackers), it’s true that St Kilda does get...
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Adventures among the tree tops in Western Australia

Coming from just south of the California Redwood Forest and a place affectionately known as the “City of Trees”—Sacramento has more trees per capita than any other city in the world—I’m no stranger to tall tangles of bark and leaves. But even...
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Postcard from Fremantle

I expected to love Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle. Any space with craft beer is all right in my book, and waterfront location doesn't hurt either. However, I didn't expect to fall in love with the city's outdoor art--but between giant mermaids...
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