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Should You Hold a Koala in Australia?

In Australia, Queensland by Katelyn

Disclaimer: Since apparently I have angered Aussies who don’t understand SEO, I must point out that koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are not bears thus calling them “koala bears” is incorrect. Koalas are part of the marsupial family. When writing this post, I made the intentional choice of using the term “koala bear” as that’s what many Americans commonly call them. And, …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn3 Comments

People often come to Alice Springs as a starting point to their Uluru trip and then quickly leave just as fast as they came. That’s a big mistake. Alice Springs has lots to offer travelers regarding history, food, and activities. Alice Springs is one of Australia’s most popular Outback towns. With deep pioneer roots, this historic red center town is …

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Hostel Review: Alice Springs YHA – Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Hostel Reviews, Northern Territory by KatelynLeave a Comment

Alice Springs, Australia is the launchpad to Uluru and Kings Canyon. While most people tend to leave Alice Springs just as quickly as they came, Alice Springs is a “bonanza of a town” (Side note: If you’re heading to Alice, I highly recommend reading Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice). Alice Springs, often just shorten to Alice, offers a variety …

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The Best of Anglesea: Surf, Splash, & Play

In Australia, Victoria by KatelynLeave a Comment

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 …