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My Guide To Cairns

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I was looking forward to getting up to Cairns for the final week of our East Coast tour, mainly because I knew we’d be diving The Great Battier Reef, something I’d added to my bucket list ever since I got my Open Water certificate, but also because I was hoping for some guaranteed sunshine! Since Northern Queensland is considered the tropics we should have better luck with the weather here compared with the New South Wales coast and thankfully we…

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    Travelling The East Coast; Coffs HarbourΒ 


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  • A koala sits in a tree in Queensland

    Travelling The East Coast; Port Macquarie


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  • Us sitting on the edge of the Jamison Valley

    Happy Birthday James!Β 


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  • Me diving in Manly, Sydney

    Our Travel Highlights of 2015


    I realise it’s now February (when did that happen by the way?) but a lot has been going on during January for us and this has been a steady work in…

  • picturesque mountains with the words: travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer

    Thinking Of Saving Money To Travel? You Can Do It!


    Saving money can often seem like an impossible task and that big cash number seems so far out of reach that youΒ end up saying the words CAN’T before even trying. But…

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    There’s really only two things you hear people talk about when travelling to Thailand’s Capital City, Bangkok…Khaosan Road and ‘sex’ shows. Having experienced both, I can’t help but think this is…