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Fossil Hunting Along the Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the southern coast of England. The Jurassic Coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, across 95 stunning miles of coastline. This region was designated as England’s first natural World Heritage Site in 2001. The layers of rocks along the coastline reveal the history of the region through multiple periods including the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The Jurassic Coast is one of the world’s best places to explore rocks and witness real-life fossils!

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Must See Attractions in Atlanta, Georgia

In recent years, Atlanta has become the South’s most important business and transportation hub. With its newfound prosperity, the Peach State’s capital has also become a magnet for global tourists who are fascinated by the city’s long history and dynamic present. Georgia holds a special part in my heart as I spent a summer working in a summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains and we spent many days off visiting Atlanta and all its attractions. Here are five must-see attractions everyone should see on a visit to Atlanta.

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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick when you Travel

Travelling should be about having fun, experiencing incredible new destinations and going home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Unfortunately many of us end up getting sick while we are away, which can put a huge dampener on your adventures. Often it’s a result of being exposed to contaminated foods, unfiltered water, getting sunburned or bitten by mosquitoes! There’s nothing worse than getting sick on holiday, so here are our top 10 tips for avoiding getting ill when travelling because prevention is always better than a cure!

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The First Coastal Walk of Summer

Summer finally feels like it is here and we are soaking up as much sunshine as we can before we head off to Europe for five weeks. One of our favourite things to do in our hometown of Port Macquarie is the coastal walk along the beautiful beaches in our region. The coastal walk stretches for 9km from Lighthouse Beach to the Hastings River and passes through rainforest, along sandy beaches and along stunning coastal headlands. It was a beautiful sunny day when we did the walk a few weeks ago and we just couldn’t help but share some snaps of this beautiful walk!

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Experiencing new countries through their cuisine

People travel for many different reasons, and for many it is the pure love of experiencing new foods! One of the best ways to experience a new culture is through the local food. Food is a huge part of the culture of a country and to us, one of the most memorable parts of our travels is trying local foods, from street level, to family owned restaurants and all the way to top end restaurants. Our travels have taken us on adventures through six continents and along the way our taste buds have developed as we’ve indulged in the incredible local cuisines of the countries we have visited. Here is a roundup of some of our favourite cuisines from around the world, some of which I am sure are yours too!

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The Best Day Excursions for Visitors to Khao Lak

The enchanting region of Khao Lak sits on the western coastline of Thailand, looking out to the Andaman Sea. It’s an area that, more recently, has been synonymous with natural disaster, following the 2004 tsunami that was the deadliest natural event on record. Thousands of people were killed, dozens of holiday resorts were destroyed, and the region’s tourism industry took more than a decade to rebuild. Fortunately, the natural beauty of Khao Lak was preserved and tens of thousands of visitors are returning to explore its attractions. If you are looking for the best day trips from your holiday base in Khao Lak, here are our top picks.

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Five Must See Places to Visit in New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand is called ‘Gods own country’ by its people and given its stunning landscapes, any visitor can see why. New Zealand has epic national parks, world-class surfing and skiing, rainforests, sandy white beaches, wineries, ice age glaciers, multi-day hikes and adrenaline packed adventures for all! Travelling in New Zealand is an experience you’ll never forget and we can guarantee it will very quickly become one of your favourite destinations. Distant Journeys offer some incredible tours that will allow you to see the very best of what New Zealand has to offer! Here are five of our must see places to visit in New Zealand’s South Island.

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Ten Cool and Quirky Places to Visit in London

London is famous for many reasons and has an incredible range of things to see and do! Here are ten unique, hidden gems will take you off the beaten track in a city that is bursting with weird and wonderful attractions.

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Meet Joe, Our German Shepherd Rescue Dog

A few months ago our family of two became a family of three. We adopted Joe, a beautiful German Shepherd rescue dog. We are both dog lovers and have been wanting to get a dog since we moved back to Australia but were waiting until we’d purchased and moved into our own home. We became home owners in March and Joe joined our family in July.

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The Best Multi-day Hikes in Europe

Europe’s natural landscape provides some of the most picturesque vistas on the planet. While there are many ways to experience Europe, one of the best ways to truly appreciate it in its full glory is by hiking on foot! Here are some of the best multi-day hikes you can tackle on our favourite continent!

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