Australia: The little town of Laverton

Steeped in over 100 years of gold rush history, Laverton is the starting point of the Outback Way which links Kalgoorlie and the Northern Goldfields with Alice Springs and Winton in Queensland. In 2012 I arrived in the regional town of Laverton to complete my 88 days of regional work for my second year visa. I … Continue reading Australia: The little town of Laverton

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Vanuatu: The True ‘Land of Smiles’

Anyone who has been to Thailand will know that it is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. However, due to Thailand being a country run by a corrupt government that uses its power to bribe and manipulate, a destination where tourists are scammed on a regular basis and a place where it is … Continue reading Vanuatu: The True ‘Land of Smiles’

New Zealand: Franz Josef Glacier – A Photo Diary

Franz Josef Glacier lies in the South Island of New Zealand and stretches some 12 kilometers. Almost five years ago in 2011 myself and two friends joined an 8 hour guided hike from the base of the glacier. Luckily, our group kept such good pace and the rain stayed well away that we were able to hike … Continue reading New Zealand: Franz Josef Glacier – A Photo Diary

Australia: Reef and Whitehaven Sea Plane Scenic Tour – A Photo Diary

On a recent Family trip to Airlie Beach, Australia we had planned a scenic Reef and Whitehaven Sea Plane tour. We had Chosen to go with Air Whitsunday who offer the scenic 1 hour flight from a sea plane over the Whitsunday Island's including Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach and parts of the Great Barrier Reef where … Continue reading Australia: Reef and Whitehaven Sea Plane Scenic Tour – A Photo Diary

Australia: Ayers Rock – A (bird’s eye view) photo diary.

After our long Journey to the Red Centre which you can read about here, Dan and I set up camp at Ayers Rock campground. I had hoped to experience a new angle on viewing the rock than just the traditional view points. I had heard stories about climbing the rock, and thought that would be an … Continue reading Australia: Ayers Rock – A (bird’s eye view) photo diary.

Australia: The Great Central Road – 1126km’s of red dirt!

The Great Central road is a dirt road that runs for 1126km from Laverton in Western Australia to Yulara in the Northern Territory. The road passes through few small communities and Aboriginal reserves. In December 2012 after a five month stint of regional work in Laverton in the Goldfields (known as the gateway to Alice … Continue reading Australia: The Great Central Road – 1126km’s of red dirt!

Australia: My favourite (long) weekend escapes from Sydney

Ever wished you were a thousand miles away from life in the city? Here are just a few of my favourite weekend destinations less than 5 hours from Sydney where you can get that far away feeling for a fraction of the travel time. Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay National Park seems to be missed off many … Continue reading Australia: My favourite (long) weekend escapes from Sydney