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Photos: Byron Bay

Friday, 28 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Fire-Breather of Midas

Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Views [239]

Many geocaches I've done where it's a short walk or bike ride, or a simple or challenging puzzle to solve, but never have I done one involving a multi-day trip. The legendary Midas...everything he touched, including his daughter, is said to have turned ... Read more >


Photos: South Coast

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

On the Quest for the Golden Dragon
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Anzac Day Clash

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Views [264]

It's Anzac Day, and I'd attend another event that a connoisseur of Australia should have on their radar: the Anzac Day Clash. The Essendon Bombers and Collingwood Magpies of the Australian Football League (AFL) play every year on Anzac Day, and is the ... Read more >


A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

Monday, 26 Mar 2018 | Views [545] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >


Photos: Barossa Valley

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Barossa Valley

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Views [617]

World-famous for its varietals, the Barossa is a region I've always dreamed of visiting. Today we'd go for a lovely drive out that way with Anikka, Mel, Chrystal, her friend Louise, and Daisy the dog. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Adelaide, ... Read more >


Lovely Day with Her

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | Views [397]

Anikka and I had yet to do anything by ourselves before today. The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, and she suggested we take the bus into the city and go to the South Australian Museum. I was keen to visit the Royal Geographic Society of South ... Read more >


Magic of Anikka: Birthday Edition

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Views [339]

With all the stories I write, I feel like I'm running out of titles. This morning I woke up to a very sweet birthday text from Anikka. I'll admit these past couple of days have been very emotional. Love is extremely powerful, and when you're not loved ... Read more >


Adelaide 3-3

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Views [287]

Every year for my birthday I aim to be someplace special or with someone special, and this year in particular I had a very difficult time deciding where I'd like to spend my 33rd birtday. Weeks ago I narrowed my choices down to Niue or Norfolk Island.... Read more >


Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [294]

Today I'd partake in another event that I've always wanted to do whilst in Melbourne, and that's the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Weeks ago I told Jo that it's "one of those things I'd much rather have a date to, rather than being alone." I got my wish, ... Read more >


Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Views [350]

What a great prize I had in store for me today, no pun intended. For the past two years I've heard the sounds of the fighter jets and some of the world's fastest cars, and last month I said to myself "I'm going to the Grand Prix this year." When ... Read more >


Photos: Adelaide

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
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Anikka Double-K

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [756]

Two years ago, I was at a rather dull moment in my journeys. Dealing with a bad case of heat rash, less than $100 to my name, hitchhiking the spine of Australia without my camera, and overall fatigue I found myself in Adelaide and on my way to Melbourne.... Read more >

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Lord, Howe I'll miss you!

Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 | Views [401]

Many places and people have touched my heart...deeply. I've come upon another place that has done just that. It's my final day on Lord Howe Island, and it's only fitting that I tackle the island one more time with a magical walk. After packing my stuff, ... Read more >


Lord Howe vs. Norfolk

Friday, 23 Sep 2016 | Views [1466]

Lord Howe Island or Norfolk Island? It's a tough call even for me, having been to both islands. Both are magical, beautiful, and remote outposts of Australia. Darcelle says that's where the similarities end. Those who've been to one or the other might ... Read more >


Ball's Pyramid

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 | Views [436]

My birthday has passed, yet today I’d receive another wish for my time on Lord Howe. As I made my coffee I offered to help Darcelle clean the house a bit but she said “I want you to enjoy Lord Howe” so I thought I’d get my stuff ... Read more >


Mt. Gower

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 | Views [513]

I’m 32 today! And I don’t really know if I feel it or not. Unlike last year, my birthday wouldn’t consist of sitting warm and cozy by a fire whilst being shouted drinks at every turn. Today I’d get my hands and legs dirty and ... Read more >


Tiny Island, Great Walks

Saturday, 17 Sep 2016 | Views [414]

At last! The weather is in my favour today for a nice walk. I awoke a bit earlier than yesterday and I opted for a really nice walk, going up to Malabar Hill and Kim’s Lookout. Lord Howe Island is like that gorgeous blonde lady whom there’... Read more >


Snorkelling in the Rain

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | Views [464]

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of my favourite quotes, and that’s how it’d feel today. I set my alarm for 6:40 this morning but as I heard the rain batter the roof I knew this would be a great day for a lie-in, so ... Read more >


Photos: Lord Howe Island

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

the world's most beautiful island!
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Heavenly Paradise

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | Views [419]

Disappointed in myself that I’ve written nothing of late, I decided to give myself something to write about: a journey to the world’s most beautiful island. Every year for my birthday I like to shout myself a journey to someplace special.... Read more >


Aunty Jo's Kitchen II

Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 | Views [174]

Until today I thought "Aunty Jo" was coined by Andy but I learned Jo was often older and taller than most of her friends. Late last year, Jo moved from Melbourne to her sister's campout in Tiaro, halfway between Gympie and MaryborougH. For the past ... Read more >


Photos: Maryborough & Tiaro

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Stanthorpe

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Views [435]

Most travellers head straight up the coast, visiting Byron Bay and the Gold Coast before heading up to the Whitsundays, but a few days ago I made a run for Stanthorpe. Famous for apples and grapes, the Granite Belt is very atypical of Queensland. Nearly ... Read more >


Photos: Stanthorpe

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Taree

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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The Human Spirit

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Views [424]

As I’ve done many times before, I’d take my lessons learned whilst travelling and put them to great use on the road. This morning I woke up early as Geoff and Dee were getting ready to go visit their son in Port Macquaire (known as “... Read more >


Photos: Port Arthur

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Hobart

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

Sadly, I only had a half a day here
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Photos: Mt. Field National Park

Monday, 2 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: New Norfolk

Sunday, 1 May 2016 | Photo Gallery

Previously "Elizabeth Town" now named after Norfolk Island
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Overland - the Finish!

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016 | Views [394]

After listening to the rain hammer down on the tin roof of Echo Point Hut for much of the evening, the weather cleared up this morning as it was brilliant and sunny with a gorgeous view of Lake St. Clair. I was surprised Zac and Ainslie even made it ... Read more >


Contently Soaked!

Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [408]

Waking up I felt like Link in the beginning of Ocarina of Time , a bit chilly, a sleepy head, reluctant to get up even as Navi the fairy tried to wake him. Eventually I'd jump up as if I'm the Hero of Time but with a large pack and tough mind instead ... Read more >


Overland's True Form

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | Views [405]

For the first four days of the Overland Track we've been privileged with great weather but for part of today it turned to crap. Up reasonably early I was too lazy to get out of my sleeping bag. Another trekker replied "it's that sort of morning." When ... Read more >


Mt. Ossa

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 | Views [431]

Mt. Ossa! This morning it was time to tackle the summit of Tasmania's highest peak. Preparing my morning cuppa, I was excited for the rigours ahead. Strategically I packed my bag so I could cover it with my pack liner to prevent currawongs from going ... Read more >


Sore Feet, Gorgeous Trek

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 | Views [429]

Day three of the Overland Track! The weather was brilliant all day today and everyone was up early, set for the long day ahead. Definitely next time: more food, less clothing. I've only been eating one meal a day, but perhaps it's good to give my digestive ... Read more >


Anzac Day on the Overland

Monday, 25 Apr 2016 | Views [326]

It's Anzac Day. Up at 5:40 AM I could've made the dawn service if there were a "bush service." To commemorate the 101st anniversary of Gallipoli I donned my Anzac pins and shared a few of my homemade Anzac biscuits. Clouds covered Barn Bluff but since ... Read more >


Photos: Overland Track

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery

7 days in the Tasmanian wilderness!
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Overland Track - It Starts

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Views [429]

Today was the first day and hardest bit of the Overland Track. The weather was brilliant today yet it was very cold last night; cold enough that frost formed on my tent and boots. With all my gear packed up I walked across the road to the holiday park ... Read more >


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