Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

2015 has been a big year for our blog! We’ve seen huge growth in terms of followers, traffic and social media fans! We now have over 25,000 followers and The Aussie Flashpacker has almost reached 500,000 views! We’ve had some amazing adventures and travels which you may have read about in our Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2015 and we’ve loved sharing them with you all! We’ve got huge plans so far for 2016 which include an overland trip from Portugal to Turkey and we’re moving to Australia. We can’t wait to share all our experiences with you on the blog! We thought we’d share the 10 most popular posts of this year with you… so here we go! x

Paris Arc de Triomphe

1. 30 Trips to take before you turn 30
“There’s no right age to travel, but your twenties really are the perfect time to get out and see the world, while you’re young and don’t yet have loads of responsibilities! So here in no particular order, is our ultimate list of thirty trips and travel experiences to take before you turn 30!”

Salar de Uyuni

2. Five Star Paradise at Mezzatorre Resort & Spa, Ischia

“It was at the end of our two week holiday in Italy that we spent several nights on Ischia Island. Lesser known then the famous Capri, we didn’t really know what to expect, but from the second we caught a glimpse of the charming, stunning island of Ischia – we knew we’d chosen the perfect destination to spend our last few days relaxing in the late summer sunshine. Mezzatorre Resort & Spa was our hotel of choice on the island and I can say that without a doubt – it is by far one of my favourite hotels in the world. They truly deserve their membership as one of The Leading Hotels of the World, an association that brings together the most exclusive luxury hotels of the world.”

Mezzatorre Resort Ischia

3. Winery Touring in the Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Country
“The Napa Valley is a famous wine producing region just north of San Francisco set amongst hundreds of wineries and beautiful, rolling hills and countryside. We took a day tour from San Fran and spent a day exploring the beautiful region, its wineries and lovely Sonoma.”

Napa Valley Winery Tour

4. Dive into 10 of the world’s best hotel pools
“We are water babies and our favourite hotels are without a doubt those with pools! Here’s 10 of the top hotel pools we’d love to dive into right now!”

Greece Cave Pool

5. Jungfraujoch: A Journey to the Top of Europe

“One of the highlights of our trip to Switzerland was visiting the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe! We took an incredible train journey from Grindelwald all the way to the highest railway station in Europe which is located 3,454 metres above sea level! It was a beautiful, scenic train ride and an incredible experience to be standing at the Top of Europe! It was a wonderful experience and despite not having great visibility at the top due to the weather we still had an amazing day out!”

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Switzerland

6. 18 Luxury Travel Bloggers share their most luxurious hotel stay

“Here at The Aussie Flashpacker we aim to inspire others to travel and our favourite way to travel is definitely in luxury. We have been lucky enough to visit over 30 countries on 6 continents in our travels to date and when we visit new places we aim to bring you the best in luxury at that destination. In order to keep sharing with you the best in luxurious, wanderlust worthy travel we’ve teamed up with 17 other fantastic and popular travel bloggers to share their most luxurious hotel stay from their travels! There’s some incredible hotels on this list that I know everyone will love!”

Casa Angelina Praiano

7. Rio de Janeiro Photo Diary

“Rio de Janeiro is one of the biggest city in the Americas and is a crazy, exciting city of contrasts. From its iconic, stunning Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and tropical rain forests such as Tijuca National Park to its football fanatics, carnival partying to its contrasts between rich, lavish lifestyles and the heartbreaking favelas. We filled our days with adventures up Sugarloaf Mountain to watch one of the best sunsets of my life, hang gliding over the city, visiting Christ the Redeemer, exploring Tijuca National Park, experiencing a football game at Maracana Stadium, basking in the sunshine at Ipanema Beach and sampling many of the local Caipirinha’s. A city bursting with culture, beauty, passion and adventure, Rio truly is an amazing city… somewhere you’ll never forget.”

Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro

8. What to expect when travelling in Morocco during Ramadan 

“A few weeks before we were due to arrive in Morocco last year we discovered that our trip fell during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Whilst we were aware (vaguely) of what Ramadan was we were a little worried about as to how it may affect our trip! So here’s our experience, a little about what you should expect and a few tips to help you fully enjoy your Moroccan experience (as it is an INCREDIBLE country)!”

Sahara Desert Morocco Camel Ride

9. I Love a Sunburnt Country… 20 Things I miss about Australia

“Anyone who has met an Aussie abroad will know that we LOVE our country and well, love to talk about how much we love it. I do (like most) think we are the luckiest country in the world and as much as I love travelling, the more I travel, the more I realise this is true. As most of you know, I moved to the UK almost 18 months ago and as much as I love our life in the UK, there’s a lot of things I seriously miss about Australia. Obviously I like all expats mostly miss my family and friends but these are the things I also miss…”

Port Macquarie Lighthouse Beach

10. Our Top 10 Photography Tips

“A great photo can reignite some of your best memories and we consider our photographs to be the best souvenirs from our travels. Here’s our top 10 travel photography tips that we have learnt along the way & hopefully they may help you to also improve your travel photos!”

Positano Italy

What do you think of our most popular posts of 2015? 

We’ve got non stop adventures planned for 2017 and we hope you’ll join us for the road!

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