The Aussie Flashpacker

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Taste of New York: An Interactive Map of NYC's Top Foodie Spots

One of our favourite ways to explore a new destination and get to know it is through food! Sometimes however this is a little easier said than done and it can be difficult to get off the tourist trail and find the best places to eat! I very quickly fell in love with New York City when I visited in 2012 and can't wait for my next visit, especially now that we've both released our inner foodies through our travels over the last few years. The Taste of New York in partnership with The Times and The Sunday Times Travel have collaborated to create an incredible Interactive Map which showcases the very 'best of the best' places to eat in the iconic New York City!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Our Favourite Camping Destinations in the UK & Ireland

Whilst it's no secret I am a fan of all things luxury and comfort, I still enjoy a good camping trip! I love that camping gives us the opportunity to relax in nature and enjoy the more simple things in life such as going to sleep to the sound of the waves, enjoying a drink and a laugh with friends around the campfire and trying not to burn the marshmallows! Living in the UK was an experience I'll never forget and despite the seemingly constant rain we still managed to fit a lot of camping trips in! Today I'm sharing our favourite UK travels & camping trips, inspired by Halfords Ultimate Camping Guide! It is jam packed full of camping tips & advice, campsite guides, packing lists, advice for travelling with kids, tips for cycle holidays and even a guide to buying the perfect tent! The camping guide provides all the information you could possibly need to ensure you have an unforgettable camping trip on your UK holidays!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Herodion Hotel: A Stylish Athenian Hotel with an Acropolis View

We only had two short nights in Athens on our recent visit and so wanted a hotel that was luxurious as well as being centrally located to all the main sites. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of hotel, the Herodion Hotel which was ideally located just a few steps from the Acropolis and Plaka and adjacent to the new Acropolis Museum in the very heart of Athens historic centre. The Herodion Hotel is a stylish, first class hotel with a contemporary look that contrasts to its ancient and historic environment. The hotel has what we believe to be the best views of the Acropolis from its roof top and the warm hospitality and modern facilities you'd expect of a top hotel.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Our Mykonos Photo Diary

By the time we arrived in Mykonos we had truly fell in love with the Greek islands after our two weeks soaking up sunshine and culture on Kos, Santorini and Paros. Mykonos is one of the most glamorous islands in Greece and has the reputation as the wild child of Greece with its party reputation! We spent just two nights on Mykonos and spent most of our time relaxing by the pool at our hotel, the very beautiful Tharroe of Mykonos, exploring the whitewashed Cycladic streets of Mykonos Town, admiring the iconic Windmills, drinking cocktails and dining seaside at Little Venice, it was an unforgettable stay on an unforgettable island.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Ultimate in Myconian Luxury at Tharroe of Mykonos

Tharroe of Mykonos is a luxurious, five star boutique hotel that has breathtaking views overlooking Mykonos Town, the Aegean Sea, the iconic Windmills and neighbouring islands. The hotel is a wonderful combination of traditional Myconian architecture, sophisticated rooms, an excellent gourmet restaurant, modern facilities, impeccable service and stunning views which make it one of the top hotels on Mykonos.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Importance of Travel Insurance & When Things Go Wrong

At the end of my first year of university, three friends and I decided to go backpacking around South East Asia for our summer holidays. We had planned the most incredible trip throughout the year, saved like crazy and finally a few days after Christmas flew out to Thailand to begin our travels through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Unfortunately things didn't quite go to plan for me and I've recently teamed up with Southern Cross Travel Insurance to share my story and reiterate the importance of having travel insurance when you travel!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Exploring the Beautiful Greek Island of Paros with Auto Paros

We very quickly fell in love with Paros and loved exploring this gorgeous island in depth during our time there. We both love road trips and so we teamed up with Auto Paros to find the very best beaches, villages and hot spots of Paros. Paros has everything, it has beautiful sandy beaches, charming villages, traditional Cycladic architecture and incredible landscapes. We explored far and wide and can't wait to share our favourite parts of the island!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Paros: Our Greek Island Paradise

The third island on our Greek Island hopping itinerary was Paros, a gorgeous island boasting sandy beaches, charming villages and beautiful landscapes. We were staying at the gorgeous Astir of Paros and spent our days exploring the island in our cute little AutoParos Suzuki! Paros is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and has something for everyone! We loved the traditional villages of Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes which are wonderful examples of Cycladic architecture with whitewashed Greek houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches that ooze charm and beauty. Paros has unrivalled natural beauty with its golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking landscapes. Paros is also famous for its white marble where most famously, the Venus de Milo and Napoleon's tomb were carved from marble sourced from the island! Paros is one of the quieter of the Cyclades Islands and is the ultimate Greek Island paradise, we loved every moment of our time here and it was one of our favourite of the magical Greek islands!