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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 …

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Photo Essay: The Incredible Biodiversity of Kakadu National Park

In Australia, Northern Territory by KatelynLeave a Comment

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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An Epic Three Days on a Kakadu and Litchfield Tour with Jump Tours

In Australia, Northern Territory by KatelynLeave a Comment

No visit to the Northern Territory is complete without a visit to Darwin. As a seaside town known for its summer weather year round, you would think Darwin would have heaps of stuff to do. Unfortunately, I found the city rather boring. You can’t swim at the beach because you’ll either get eaten by a crocodile or a shark. And there’s …

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Photo Essay: The Many Colors of Uluru

In Australia, Northern Territory by KatelynLeave a Comment

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 KatelynLeave a Comment

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 …

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Where to Stay in Virginia’s Historic Cities

In Hipmunk by KatelynLeave a Comment

Growing up, I was obsessed with early American history. For years I begged my parents for an American Girl doll. I was so excited when I finally unwrapped Felicity under the Christmas tree years ago. Felicity grew up in Colonial Virginia during the early days of the Revolutionary War. From then, my obsession with Virginia began. I started to beg …