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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Falling In Love with Tuscany: The Best Villages to Visit in Tuscany

If you've been following our travels for a while then you will know that we absolutely loooooove everything about Italy! I've been lucky enough to visit four times and Dan twice! We spent three weeks there last year during our European summer and it was during this time that I fell head over heels in love with Tuscany! I first fell in love with Tuscany when I saw the film Under the Tuscan Sun many years ago! On previous trips to Italy I had only visited Florence in this region and so this time we took a few extra days to explore as much of beautiful Tuscany as possible and it is certainly a place we plan on returning to and spending a few weeks whenever we get the opportunity! A lot of people also visit Tuscany on cruise ships when they dock in Livorno. From our past cruising experience we recommend pre-booking your Tuscany excursion with local suppliers and not the cruise ship as this enables you to disembark the ship and travel on your Livorno tour with local guides which also saves you a lot of money! We're sharing some of our favourite Tuscan villages to inspire you to live out your own Under the Tuscan Sun dreams by visiting this incredible part of the world.

Girl in Tuscany with San Gimignano in Background

Monday, February 20, 2017

FREE FLIGHT GIVEAWAY to Celebrate 30,000 Instagram Followers

Instagram has always been my favourite social media platform as it endlessly inspires me with gorgeous photos and also allows us to share our travel photos and hopefully inspire others to travel the world! We've had our Instagram account, @theaussieflashpacker for a few years now and as we've travelled across six continents we've gathered friends and followers from all around the world. We woke up a few days ago to the exciting news that we'd just reached 30,000 followers which has been a big milestone for us for quite a while now! To celebrate this milestone we've teamed up with our favourite regional Aussie airline, JETGO to give away return econony tickets for two anywhere on the JETGO Network!

Cocktails in Mykonos

Monday, February 13, 2017

North Stradbroke Island Photo Diary

We spent a week over the New Year period on beautiful North Stradbroke Island, located off Brisbane in Queensland. North Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as it is better known is the world's second largest sand island and is one of Australia's best kept secrets! We spent a wonderful week exploring Straddie's white sandy beaches which boast crystal clear waters, beautiful inland lakes and hidden waterways, scenic walks and enjoying the large numbers of native wildlife who call this island home. Straddie is easily accessible, affordable, beautiful and is the perfect place to enjoy a laid-back, relaxing holiday. These are some of our favourite holiday snaps from our wonderful week in paradise!

Cylinder Beach North Stradbroke Island

Monday, February 6, 2017

Five of The Most Beautiful Languages In The World

February is of course, the month of romance! Millions of people around the world treat their special ones with love and affection on Valentine's day and so we've decided to try and find some of the most beautiful and romantic languages in the world! We teamed up with language translation company Morningside Translations to discover more. After travelling the world for the last 10+ years we're happy to present what we believe are five of the most beautiful languages in the world.

Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy