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Trip: Living in the Land Down Under

There are [125] stories from my trip: Living in the Land Down Under

What Goes Up...Must Come Down

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 29 Jul 2021 | Views [20]

It was a long journey to the Tip of Australia, so it was gonna be a long journey down. This is one of those very special journeys where I've had to just roll with the punches. Regardless if I've had to sleep in a tent or give up after several hours with ... Read more >

Photos: Thursday Island

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

Torres Strait
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AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2021 | Views [26]

Now that I've been to the Tip of Australia, I feel I have to go even further north. If it were possible at the moment I would try to get across to Papua New Guinea. Until recently I figured the Torres Strait Islands were somewhat like Norfolk Island ... Read more >

On Top of Australia!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Jul 2021 | Views [44]

I'm on top of the world!!!! A euphoric feeling I had today, like that feeling Jack had as he stood at the front of the Titanic. After reaching Bamaga yesterday I thought about making a B-line for the Tip but I thought I'd rather do it when I'm refreshed ... Read more >

Archer River to Bamaga

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 24 Jul 2021 | Views [44]

I made it as far as Weipa a couple of days ago and that's where my progress somewhat stalled. There's not a lot to do in Weipa but it's a good provision stop and the beachside campground is really lovely. I should add that I met some really lovely people ... Read more >

Journey to the Cape...Begins

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021 | Views [30]

An extraordinary adventure has begun. The Australian version of Alaska's Dalton Highway or Russia's Kolyma Highway is in my eyes. The journey to Cape York is known as the "Trip to the Tip." It's something of a pilgrimage or rite of passage for many Aussies;... Read more >

Photos: Cape York Peninsula

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 16 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

An extraordinary journey through some wild country. Cooktown, Hope Vale, and then all the way to the Top of Australia!
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Photos: Kuranda

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Yarrabah

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

Indigenous community a short driving distance from Cairns, yet a world away...
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Like a Kid Again...

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 8 Jul 2021 | Views [40]

Travelling with Cate and her two kids has been a real highlight these past couple of days. This morning we started with a walk to Scallywags Cafe for brekkie. Coffee and a big breakfast would start another big day. Why didn't my parents take all of us ... Read more >

Photos: Magnetic Island

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

Koalas, wallabies, and a very peaceful air
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Isle of Attractions

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021 | Views [72] | Comments [2]

Of all aspects of travel, the people I meet are what I appreciate most. A stand-out tourist site or a beautiful beach will always be there but it's the people who often alter the course of your travels, and that happened to me the other day. Outside ... Read more >

Photos: Townsville

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 6 Jul 2021 | Photo Gallery

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TED Talk

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 26 Jun 2021 | Views [22]

What a day! Today I attended my first in-person TED Talk. A number of speakers were there covering a varying range of topics. My dream is to do my own TED Talk, and I can think of a number of topics I can discuss.  Being here today required working ... Read more >

Photos: Coolangatta and Tweed Heads

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021 | Photo Gallery

Two states in one day!
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Until We Meet Again...

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021 | Views [25]

Sad I am today. Eight times I've been to Norfolk Island, and for the 8th time, I'm leaving the place I love most. Eight trips I've been to the Bounteous Isle, and eight times I've had a beaming smile during my journey.  Shout-outs go out to many ... Read more >

Bounty Day II

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 | Views [78]

Happy Bounty Day!! Today is the 165th anniversary of the Pitcairn Islanders landing on Norfolk Island. On 8 June, 1856, 193 settlers arrived on the Morayshire and landed on an island where two convict settlements were once formed. The islanders landed ... Read more >

Erratic Weather

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 6 Jun 2021 | Views [47]

The weather has been erratic for the past day or two but it hasn't stopped me from taking Norfolk Island by storm (no pun intended). One minute it's sunny and a few minutes later it's bucketing down as the winds thrash. After broken sleep last night ... Read more >

Norfolk Island 8th

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 4 Jun 2021 | Views [60]

For the 8th time I've returned to my happy place: Norfolk Island that is! COVID-19 has thoroughly wreaked havoc of practically all my travel plans both this year and last year. The last time I was on a plane was when I flew back from Thailand last year, ... Read more >

The Greatest Conspiracy

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021 | Views [132]

When people think of conspiracies, they tend to think of the most off-the-wall things. Conspiracy theorists believe the Moon landings were a hoax, and that the CIA masterminded 9/11, causing the buildings to implode. Even this awful pandemic has resulted ... Read more >

Photos: Eungella National Park

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Nov 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Heart Reef Overflight

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 12 Oct 2020 | Views [209]

A few days ago, a lovely lady named Chonita showed me a video of her at the controls of a small Cessna aircraft over the Great Barrier Reef, and said "Oh my, you've just inspired me." The other day I was the first customer at Le Shack in Airlie Beach, ... Read more >

Whitsunday Fun Days

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 | Views [188]

I love Australia, plain and simple! COVID-19 hasn't exactly wrecked all of my travel plans; it's just placed them on the back burner. If things were normal, I'd be in Russia or somewhere in Europe at the moment. Despite the disaster of a year 2020 has ... Read more >

Photos: Whitsundays

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 21 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Airlie Beach

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Mackay

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 6 Sep 2020 | Photo Gallery

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AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 22 Mar 2020 | Views [310] | Comments [1]

COVID-19 has officially wreaked havoc. When I flew from Bangkok to Gold Coast last week a device was held to my forehead to see if I had a fever, and at Australian immigration I was asked if I've recently been to China, South Korea, Iran, or Italy. The ... Read more >

Emily Bay in Colour

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 12 Jan 2020 | Views [253] | Comments [1]

From Anson Bay to Emily Bay, It's my final full day on Norfolk Island. The colour was magical today. I slept in reasonably late after walking all the way home last night. Several days ago I met a Fijian lady named Jipa when she offered me a lift home.... Read more >

Screaming for Rain

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020 | Views [166]

Norfolk Island is so dry at the moment I can hardly recognize it. The grass is brown practically everywhere and I get painful thorns in my feet when I walk barefoot. This morning would bring some cooler temperatures and grey skies. As I called into the ... Read more >

Norfolk Lucky 7

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 | Views [267]

To the "duchess of my travels" I've returned, the same way MacArthur vowed to return to the Philippines. Every time, before I leave Norfolk, I utter MacArthur's famous words. Every time, I've returned to where I love most. Coming to Norfolk is always ... Read more >

Unloading Ship and Emily Bay

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 3 Jun 2019 | Views [161]

More adventures with Juliett took place today. It's my final full day on my latest adventure on "the Rock" as many locals call it. Norfolk is so dependent on the ship that things can be out of stock for weeks at a time. I've never seen the shelves of ... Read more >

Over Crystal Pools

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 | Views [406]

Norfolk Island has a million beautiful spots, but Crystal Pools is one of my absolute favourites. With Juliett I'd make it out that way today but first it was market today. After a coffee I hitched into town with a girl who recently moved here from King ... Read more >

Above the Bounteous Isle, Juliett Soars...

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 30 May 2019 | Views [219]

On Norfolk Island, I'm always awake early. The pure air, plentiful sunshine, and wind rustling through the Norfolk pines make it too alluring to sleep in until 11 AM. As I smeared some local avocado onto my toast and sipped my coffee, I kept hoping, ... Read more >

The Duchess of My Travels

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Views [244]

A couple of weeks ago, feeling like LeBron or Steph Curry I, from Adelaide, fired a long-distance 3 pointer in the direction of Norfolk Island, hoping for nothing but net. In the week of launching that shot, I had some frustrating waits with my thumb ... Read more >

The Australian Bushman

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Views [348]

Before yesterday, I had my worst stretch of hitchhiking ever! Four days it took me to get from Port Augusta to Broken Hill: a distance of only about 400 km. For the first time in Australia I was thinking I may have to bite the bullet and get a train ... Read more >

Photos: Back of Bourke

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking journey from Adelaide to Tiaro
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Four Days of Frustration

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 May 2019 | Views [34]

My big journey from Adelaide to Tiaro has officially begun. Anikka and her mum didn't wake up until early afternoon a few days ago, and I couldn't just pack up my gear and leave without saying "I'll see you soon" to the greatest lady in the world. In ... Read more >

Anikka Reconciliation

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 11 May 2019 | Views [383]

Anikka! I've written about her many times and I can never write enough about her. After more than a year of no contact, we're friends again. What a lovely visit I had the other day with her, her sister Chrystal, and mother Mel at the "Lagana Canteen" ... Read more >

Champion of the Grampians

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 May 2019 | Views [326]

A gloomy day it was today though not so gloomy on the sightseeing front. Upon reading a fantastic article about how you shouldn't write off the rain when you're travelling, I must make it a point to see the positives during those days of precipitation.... Read more >

Photos: Grampians National Park

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 8 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

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