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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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Perth’s King Brown gives us their favourite local venues, bands and haunts

July 8, 2021

Perth continues to enhance its reputation as a creative hub, with resident rockers King Brown dropping their debut EP, Out In The Desert last month. It’s a quality collection of six tracks. It’s a bit bluesy, with some surf-rock leanings and superb story-telling. The strong vocals and searing guitars are a standout. It’s an exciting […]

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Summer in San Diego: 7 things to do in 2021 in the Southern Californian city

June 23, 2021

With San Diego turning 250 in 2019, the city and its surrounds have been shaping up a massive year of openings, new attractions and familiar favourites that ensure the coastal Southern Californian destination remains at the top of everyone’s vacation lists, as we head into Summer 2021. Here’s a guide to what you need to […]

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Inklines’ favourite Sydney hang spots that people should get behind post-COVID

June 17, 2021

Sydney outfit Inklines are enjoying a strong start to 2021, with the release of singles “Blossom” and more recently “All Gone”. Both are from a forthcoming EP due later this year.  With new music comes shows, and with the re-opening of Sydney post-COVID still ongoing, the band have put together a choice list of their […]

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Top Gift Ideas to Make Your Family Smile

May 6, 2021

Through laughter and tears, triumph and tribulations, our family members always stick by our side. While there are countless ways to let your relatives know how much you truly appreciate them, ‘gift giving’ is one of the most popular love languages. However, the closer we are to someone, the harder it can be to pick […]

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HOKO’s favourite NYC spots: Eats, Beats and Treats

April 20, 2021

New York outfit HOKO have just released their first fully realised collection of material, HEATHEN. As they look to their home city re-opening following the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the trio share their favourite spots for eats, beats and treats in New York City that will serve as a guide for locals and visitors […]

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Exploring Tokyo’s Tsukiji and homemade sushi with ‘Tours By Locals’

April 8, 2021

Tokyo and all of its food, culture, nightlife and more can be challenging to explore on your own. And if you’re a traveller passing through, there’s also the added pressure of wanting to maximise each moment of your limited time in the big city. Local guides are a great way to experience immersive travelling. Tours […]

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4 ways you can enjoy Japan online right now

March 22, 2021

Now that it’s coming into spring in Japan, the days are getting longer, the sun is somehow shining a little brighter, and the cherry blossoms are about to bloom; in short, it’s the best time of year to be in Japan. Unfortunately, because of ‘you know what’ popping over to Japan for a cheeky visit […]

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Pinkish Blu’s Top 5 Adelaide Haunts

March 18, 2021

Indie outfit Pinkish Blu are officially coming in not pink, not blue, but red hot, with a new single and a list of live shows. Previously supporting the likes of The Rubens and Trophy Eyes, the Adelaide band is quickly becoming one of South Australia’s most promising acts, with their new track “Backward” being all your […]

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Culture Check: 5 unmissable Sydney events in autumn 2021

March 15, 2021

Think now that summer is over Sydney goes into hibernation? Think again. With the exception of last year, moving into autumn is often a time when the city’s dynamic cultural scene comes alive, and 2021 will be no exception, with some of the best things to do in Sydney. Particularly after the year that was, […]

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What to do if you want to re-kindle your love for Sydney in 2021

March 11, 2021

We’re lucky to live in Australia. That phrase – as common as it is – has never been more accurate. We haven’t beaten this ongoing global pandemic by a long shot, and it would be foolish to be complacent about something that could very well rear its ugly head at the drop of a hat. […]

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A local’s guide to Orange, NSW in 2021: Where to eat, stay, sip and play

March 8, 2021

Domestic travel is in full-swing, which means Sydneysiders should be swapping turns hopping between some of the state’s greatest spots. They all have their moments, but one of the most consistent in terms of both popularity and value has been, is, and will always be Orange. The pocket of serenity, wine, and some of the […]

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A guide to Japan’s three main performing arts… and where to see them

March 5, 2021

Japan is a nation well known for its far-reaching history and passion for keeping culture and traditions alive. From the ancient tea houses of Kyoto to the quaint building styles of Gifu’s Shirakawago, you can practically read the history of the nation through its architecture and city design. One of the more elusive forms of […]

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Exploring Koga: one of Japan’s secret attractions, and an ideal Tokyo day trip

February 24, 2021

When first-time tourists visit Japan, they often take such a well-trodden route that it has a nickname within the Japanese tourism circles. Known in the industry as ‘the golden route,’ this commonly explore circuit travels from Tokyo to Osaka and Kyoto and often Hiroshima. While it’s a stunning and undeniably rewarding path to take, the […]

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Five gorgeous tiny homes perfect for a completely private Valentine’s Day in NSW

February 11, 2021

Forget cards, jewellery, chocolates or flowers this Valentine’s Day. In 2021, a romantic staycation is quite possibly the best way to mark the occasion. Better still, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so there’s an ideal excuse to enjoy a weekend escape. If you’re feeling like a tiny house escape this weekend, you’re […]

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The top 5 things to do in Hokkaido… besides skiing

January 27, 2021

Famous for powder soft snow and fun-tastic slopes, Hokkaido is at the top of most Aussies’ summer travel list. Swapping out thongs for ski boots, it’s common for top ski resort areas like Niseko to turn into mini Australian villages with the sheer influx of tourists. But Hokkaido, technically a prefecture, is home to many […]

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Let’s Talk Art Therapy: Port Macquarie emerges as New South Wales’ hub of artisan makers and workshops

January 27, 2021

What defines Port Macquarie? In the scope of New South Wales, a state with some of the beautiful coastal towns in the country, Port Macquarie may not seem all that distinctive. Until you get there. Make the four-or-so hour drive from Sydney (5.3hrs from Brisbane), like many do throughout the year, and you’re rewarded with […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Wayne Baker Brooks from Chicago, Illinois

December 7, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Jaguar Jonze from Brisbane, Australia

October 19, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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