Ascending the SUMMIT: The sky high experience (and bar!) no New York trip should be without

March 28, 2023

If you haven’t travelled to the city since the pandemic, you may have not yet heard of New York’s newest observation deck. Nonetheless, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, set in the city’s fourth tallest building, right next to Grand Central Station, saw some 1.4 million visitors walk through its doors in the year following its grand opening […]

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Go City or CityPASS: Which sightseeing pass should you get in New York City?

March 24, 2023

When travelling to a new city, you’ll often find bundle ticket offers that help tourists visit many of the main attractions in that region for a discounted rate. These sightseeing passes can be great ways to save money, and even visit some attractions you may not have considered otherwise. In recent trips to the Big […]

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A Cheat Sheet to Unzen, Japan’s Oldest National Park

March 22, 2023

Unzen Amakusa National Park is Japan’s oldest national park. While its legacy has had far-reaching international influence, the park still feels like one of Japan’s best-kept local secrets. At the middle of it all is Unzen Onsen, an onsen town home to a landscape of rugged hiking trails, steaming volcanoes, lush forests, and some of […]

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Photo Gallery: Pride March – Sydney WorldPride 2023

March 5, 2023

Over 50,000 people walked across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge today for the Pride March, on the final day of the World Pride festival. It was a beautiful day, as the LGBTQIA+ community celebrated with brightly coloured outfits and good humour. It was a celebration of the progress which has been made by the LGBTQIA+ […]

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You can now sit in the cockpit of a retired British Airlines Concorde in New York City

January 25, 2023

One of the most recent attractions to open its doors at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on the waters of Manhattan in New York City, is an updated experience for one of the 20 Concorde jets built in the 70s and retired in 2003. The British Airways jet – a record breaking Concorde Alpha […]

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10 of the Most Immersive Experiences in America

December 20, 2022

From Disneyland in California to Broadway in New York, America has long catered to those looking for an immersive experience, and few do it better. Here’s just ten of my favourite places to visit in the U.S.A. when looking to escape reality; immersing yourself in art, music, scenery, cowboys (you’ll see what I mean) and […]

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Exploring Denver’s RiNo Art District: How to spend the day, and where to stay the night

November 29, 2022

An easy trip from Denver’s International Airport on the A Train, and minutes from Union Station, Denver’s River North Art District – known as RiNo – was established in 2005 and sits as part of the city’s ever growing Five Points neighbourhood. There’s a lot to love about the vibrancy of the district, but one […]

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Five new(ish) things you’ve got to do in New York City’s Times Square

November 28, 2022

There’s always something new to experience in New York’s Times Square. And this year has been no exception, with new museums, hotels and Broadway shows opening every month. So what are some of the best new(ish) things to do in the heart of the Big Apple? I headed over earlier this month to get a […]

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Can you visit Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland California in the same day?

November 8, 2022

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to have a day off in Los Angeles. It had been more than two years since I’d last been there – pandemic and all – and I had a lot of time to make up for. So, being the theme park enthusiast I am, I tried to (for […]

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How long are airport security wait times in Canada? This website will tell you!

October 13, 2022

With all the news about airport delays over the last year, you’ve probably been wondering how early you need get to the airport before your flight. For those travelling within Canada, here’s how to pre-determine at least some of the delays you might face. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CASTA) website reports on the […]

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What on earth is a Beer Spa? (And why it’s good for your health!)

September 27, 2022

Opening last year in the residential Five Points area of Denver, following the renovation of a building with more than a century of history, and a few delays thanks to Covid, The Beer Spa brought a slowly spreading experience of the same name to the Colorado city for the first time. So what is a […]

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Walking the Path of Wolves: the volunteer expedition protecting the wolf population of Lower Saxony

September 13, 2022

It’s 4:30 am and cold in my tent. I slowly emerge from the early morning brain fog and reach blindly to silence my phone alarm. Numbly, I pull on jeans, boots, and my new Biosphere Expeditions t-shirt, then half fall out of my tent into the brightening dawn. We congregate up at the hotel, in […]

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Interview: Neighbours star Matt Wilson on backing WWF Australia’s National Threatened Species Day

September 8, 2022

On September 7th each year, people stop and reflect on the fact that on this very date in 1936, Australia’s Tasmanian tiger slipped over the extinction line.  Sixty years later, in 1996, WWF Australia (World Wildlife Fund) founded in partnership with the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust the National Threatened Species Day to commemorate the […]

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Return to Tokyo: Feast your way through Nagano and Kanazawa after your winter ski vacation

August 25, 2022

Tokyo is a mecca for all things delicious, yet if you venture further afield you will discover even more to tantalise your tastebuds. With Japan gradually reopening its borders (guided tours have been available since 10th June 2022), it’s time to get one’s winter holiday planning underway in time for unrestricted travel for Australian visitors. […]

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Canberra is still one of Australia’s greatest weekends away: a 48-hour guide to our nation’s capital

August 13, 2022

Canberra is the most underrated state in Australia. Bold statement, I know. But if you haven’t visited the land of the politicians since your year six excursion to Questacon, it’s time to dust off the nostalgia, shine up the tyres and commence operation Capital. Here’s a quick list of must-dos if you’ve got 48 hours […]

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Six places to walk in the footsteps of Elvis & Priscilla Presley in Memphis, Tennessee

June 24, 2022

With Baz Luhrmann’s anticipated new film Elvis hitting cinemas in Australia and around the world, I flew out to The King’s home city of Memphis, Tennessee, to see the real life locations that Luhrmann and his team re-created when they filmed back in Australia. These are the six essential places to go and things to […]

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The Oregon (Coast) Trail: Navigating the dream itinerary for the world’s finest roadtrip

June 1, 2022

It’s summer 2019. The weather is perfect. The window is down and I am cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s my first time on this section of the highway, taking me from the south of the US state of Oregon, up to the capital in Portland. It’s by no means the only way to […]

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Road Trip Through Australia: Do’s and Don’ts

May 18, 2022

Australia is a fantastic place to plan a road trip. However, each country has its do’s and don’ts. Let’s see what you can do to have some fun in Australia and stay safe! Toll Roads Can Pop Up Anywhere In Australia, you can encounter toll roads in all sorts of places, and their fares might […]

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How to plan your dream New Zealand road trip

May 11, 2022

The land of the long white cloud beckons – now that borders are opening and temperatures are dropping, New Zealand comes alive in winter. If you’re dreaming of an international skiing holiday but your budget doesn’t quite allow for Canada or Japan, New Zealand is only a three hour hop from the east coast – […]

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Electric Scooter Laws in Australia – State by State Guide

April 12, 2022

Despite the rapidly increasing popularity of electric scooters in Australia, riding one can come with hefty fines or penalties. Some states have greater restrictions on riding electric scooters than others, resulting in e-scooter riders in Australia petitioning for increased freedom to ride the convenient ride continent-wide. But as of now, with e-scooter laws in Australia […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival brings the spirit of EPCOT to the West Coast

April 7, 2022

At the end of the 1980s, Walt Disney World in Orlando was booming; overtaking the swampland they acquired for “The Florida Project” while founder Walt Disney was still alive with no less than three parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and what is now known as Hollywood Studios (on its opening in 1989, it was the Disney-MGM […]

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5 places every movie fan must visit in Hollywood

April 4, 2022

Being the home of so much of the entertainment we enjoy daily, it’s no surprise that Hollywood is filled with experiences made especially for film and TV lovers. And they’re adding new ones all the time. We’re not talking about celebrity house hunting with TMZ or your local movie star maps here. These are experiences […]

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The Bands That Made The Beer: Rusty Penny Brewing

March 17, 2022

In a brand new series, we’ll be taking a dive into local independent breweries and doing our best impression of being a Cicerone, by matching the brewery’s beers with a band. We’ll be taste testing the best a brewery has to offer and teaming tipples with tracks, all to make that drinking experience even more […]

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5 affordable ways to bring luxury interior decor into your home

February 15, 2022

Luxury does not have to be exclusive or costly. A sense of style, thoughtful detail, or a lively splash of color can all help to boost the indoor and outdoor life of your house. House décor may be done on a shoestring budget, and a few basic tactics can add a touch of luxury to […]

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Dream Destinations: Hiking the picture perfect Joffre Lakes in British Columbia, Canada

February 9, 2022

You’d be forgiven for thinking the photo above is taken in the famed blue waters of Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta. It is, after all, one of Canada’s most photographed destinations. Alas, it is not alone in its regal beauty. Sitting three hours or so north of Vancouver, just past Whistler and Pemberton, the Joffre […]

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Expo 2020 Dubai: What you’ll find in Australia Pavilion during the Middle East’s first World Expo

December 16, 2021

2020 was the year everyone was excited about. It was a new decade, a new beginning. Instead, the world came to a complete standstill. Organisers delayed competitions and exhibitions that planned to celebrate the new decade. Now, at the end of 2021, the world has been on a slow path to revival. We enjoyed the […]

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5 trips to take out of Vancouver, BC this Summer

August 20, 2021

As Canadian Provinces open to domestic travellers once again – and even to their American neighbours to the south – we spent a week in the country’s western most Province, British Columbia, to get a taste of some of the activities that locals and visitors alike should take advantage of as Summer continues. Spend the […]

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Meet the Republic of Georgia – The Wine Country With Rich Culture and Delicious Food

August 19, 2021

I know you’re itching to get back to travelling the world. To help you get into the mood, let me introduce you to the Republic of Georgia – the country where I’ve been fortunate to spend the pandemic period. Often confused with the unrelated U.S. State, this former-soviet country is nestled within the mountainous Caucasian […]

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MACROS meal delivery: the healthier choice

August 19, 2021

After a long day at work, it’s easy to lean towards UberEats and takeaway overcooking and clean-up. While that may be fine as a treat, making it a daily ritual quickly affects us all not only monetarily, but also with regards to our health. That’s where MACROS comes in. Their ready-made meals make it easy to […]

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5 Cool Gift Ideas for your favorite Groomsman

July 15, 2021

One of the best parts of a wedding day, apart from true love that is, is being together with your loved ones as you celebrate and commemorate the momentous occasion in your life. Although there are many moving parts and people involved in making a wedding day successful, let’s face it- what would the day […]

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