The Aussie Flashpacker

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter Destinations Around the World

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan... just like 99% of the population. I've seen the movies more times than I can count, I've read the books so many times they literally fell apart, I've drank butterbeer on two continents and I know way too much about the characters, the books and the films. My travels over the years have taken me to a large number of places that either served as inspiration for the films or as actual film sets! A few days ago we saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has inspired me to put together an ultimate guide to some of the very best Harry Potter Destinations around the world! Now there are twenty places on the list below, I've been lucky enough to visit 14 and plan to tick the other 6 of as soon as possible! Have a read through and let us know how many you've seen and which ones you are itching to visit!

Girl at Howarts Castle Universal Studios Orlando

Friday, November 25, 2016

Our Iceland Bucket List

Iceland is a Nordic island country which is filled with sharp contrasts. Fire and ice still battle an age old war, its dramatic landscapes are dotted with volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs and lava fields, it has the biggest glacier in Europe and the Northern Lights dance in the skies for eight months of the year. Iceland is truly one of the most magical countries on earth and is a destination that has for as long as we can remember been on our bucket list. Whilst we won't be visiting for a couple of years now we've relocated to the Southern Hemisphere we have put together our Iceland Bucket List which will hopefully inspire others to explore all this incredible island has to offer.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Brunching at Four Espresso

It's no secret that Australians do brunch better than anywhere else in the world and whilst living in the UK I really missed weekend brunching in the sunshine. Since settling back in Port Macquarie Dan and I have made it our mission to try as many of the fantastic cafes and restaurants in town so that we can honestly tell you the very best places to dine if you are planning a trip to our beautiful beachside town. Also, we absolutely love food and dining out and it hasn't taken me long to convert Dan into a brunch lover! Last Sunday was a beautiful day and after a morning at the beach we decided to try Four Espresso's brunch and coffee and were delighted with our choice!

Four Espresso Cafe Port Macquarie Brunch

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

20 of our Favourite Hotel Pools from our Travels

It's no secret that we are both total water babies and so our travels generally never take us too far from water whether it be the sea, lake, river or a hotel with an amazing pool. When we travel we tend to book hotels with a swimming pool as there's nothing better than coming home after a big day of exploring a new destination and diving into the refreshing water of your hotel pool. We've rounded up 20 of our favourite hotel pools from our travels (with a few hot tubs thrown in the mix) which span Europe, the UK, the US, Africa and Australia.

Infinity Pool Santorini Greek Islands

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Foodie Heaven at Port Macquarie's Tastings on Hastings

The last weekend in October saw the Tastings on Hastings festival returned to Port Macquarie and saw our beautiful, coastal town filled with three action packed days that would delight any food lover! Tastings on Hastings is the regions premier food festival which showcases our regional farmers, artisans, food producers, wine growers, brewers, restaurants and cafes. It was a fantastic weekend that saw almost the entire community out and about, enjoying the sunshine, supporting local businesses and indulging in delicious cuisine!

Port Macquarie Tastings on Hastings Night Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Highlights of our Final Six Months in Europe

After two years living in England it was time to say goodbye to the UK and hello to a European Spring and Summer before we jetted across the world to start our lives in Australia. We wanted to share the highlights of our travels which proved incredibly hard to sum up as there was just so many incredible highlights in each of the countries we visited. It's a long post so grab a drink and get cosy as we share the highlights of our final six months living and travelling in Europe!

I guarantee you it'll make you want to pack a bag and jump on a plane to Europe right away! 



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Living, Travelling and Surviving in a Remote Region

Dan and I aren't city people, don't get us wrong we love visiting cities but more often than not we get in, sightsee like crazy to visit all the main attractions and get out. We much prefer visiting remote regions which can include anywhere that is beautiful and not too busy! Some of our favourite holidays have included alpine escapes, gorgeous cabins in the mountains and escaping to the countryside. After these trips we always daydream and talk about moving to the middle of nowhere to start our lives living off the land and enjoying the peace, quiet and natural beauty of nature. Dan sometimes gets really carried away and whilst I am not a city person and there is a lot of things I'd love, there are still some things I would really miss if we lived in a remote region. We were inspired by the Flogas #IWouldMiss Campaign to share how we would survive in a remote region, what we'd miss, what we'd enjoy and also our favourite travel experiences in remote regions!

Girl Hiking in Scottish Higlands

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Our Indonesian Honeymoon Plans

If you're a regular reader of our blog then you'll know that last June we got engaged and since we arrived back in Australia a few months ago we've been planning like crazy! One of the biggest and most exciting parts for us, other than the wedding is of course our honeymoon! Dan and I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively and have visited almost 30 countries in the last few years together and so choosing a destination for our honeymoon isn't the easiest decision! After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing I think we've finally decided on Indonesia and we can't wait to share how we are thinking of spending our honeymoon in this incredible country!

Gili Islands Indonesia