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Great Escape Monthly Review: September 2016

In Expat Life, Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

September was another whirlwind month of travel. I started the month in the Northern Territory and finished the month in Melbourne after traveling to two states and two territories. I saw heaps of amazing wildlife from wild horses to kangaroos to wild koala bears on the Great Ocean Road. Australia’s natural biodiversity never stops surprising me. As much as I …

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Discover San Francisco’s Unique Architecture

In California by Katelyn0 Comments

San Francisco is a popular travel destination for many reasons. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and old cable cars to the delicious restaurants and cafes, there’s a reason more than 18 million people visit “The City by the Bay.” I’ve traveled to enough places to know what I like and don’t like about cities. One part that will either …

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The Best of Anglesea: Surf, Splash, & Play

In Australia, Victoria by Katelyn0 Comments

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic and scenic coastal drives. Running 243 kilometers (151 miles) from Torquay to Allansford, the highway is home to the famed 12 Apostles, wild koala bears, lighthouses, waterfalls, and kilometer upon kilometer of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and surfing. Anglesea, a small surf town nestled on the banks of the …

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Photo Essay: The Incredible Biodiversity of Kakadu National Park

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Situated at the top end of the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park covering close to 20,000 square kilometers. Made famous in the 1986 Crocodile Dundee movie, Kakadu National Park became a national park in 1979. Kakadu National Park is a special place for many people. More than half the land belongs to the Aboriginal people, and you …

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Photo Essay: The Many Colors of Uluru

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

My Australian bucket list has grown immensely over the past few months since I started living here. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to driving the Great Ocean Road, my list now includes things like cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Australia, trekking the Tasmania Overland Trek, and holding a baby kangaroo. I’d add kidnapping a baby kangaroo …

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Visiting Uluru and Kings Canyon with Mulgas Adventures

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Next to the Sydney Opera House, Uluru is Australia’s most iconic landmark. Formerly known as Ayer’s Rock, Uluru is the world’s largest monolith standing at 348 meters tall. Uluru became a national park in 1950 where adventurous tourists would come to see and climb the rock. In 1985, Ayer’s Rock was handed back to the original owners, the Anangu, and …