Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, USA

The famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles is made up of more than 2,500 stars embedded into the sidewalk (both sides!) of Hollywood Boulevard.     We walked the 15-odd blocks to see every single star on our visit to LA! I couldn’t believe how many there were, as I was always under the impression there was only a few hundred if anything! The sheer number of stars are easier to comprehend when you take into consideration that the stars belong to a…

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How I lost 55kg (120lbs) and became the best traveler I could be!

I’ve always loved to travel, and have been lucky enough to travel through the UK & Europe, USA, South America, South East Asia, the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. I however, like many have fought an ongoing battle with my weight over the years. Here’s my story and how losing weight has helped me gain so much more from every opportunity and experience I am given whilst travelling and also every single day.   I’ve always loved to travel. My love of overseas travel began…

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Citrique Restaurant at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

I recently dined at the Citrique Seafood Restaurant which is located within the Marriott Surfers Paradise. Citrique is a wonderful dining experience with beautiful decor and ambience which complements the incredible food. It was a lovely evening celebrating my brother’s engagement! Citrique is famous for its abundance of high quality, beautiful fresh seafood in every variety you could want, imagine or dream of! If you are not a seafood lover, don’t worry because there are many other cuisines including Asian foods, a salad bar, cheese…

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Visiting the Sea Lions of San Francisco’s Pier 39

There’s no shortage of things to do when visiting Pier 39 in San Fran. With an abundance of restaurants, shopping, sights & activities you won’t be left bored. My favourite thing however, was the sea lions that have made the Pier their home and become a world renown attraction in their own right.  Sea lions are sea mammals which have the ability to walk on land. Despite having the ability to walk on land they are quite awkward and funny to watch and are definitely…

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Santa Monica, LA

Visiting Los Angeles soon? Don’t leave forget to pay the beautiful beachside town of Santa Monica a visit.    I’d recommend making the most of this beautiful beachfront city in California, opting for this option over staying in popular Hollywood. Hollywood definently has its attractions, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds, Dolby Theatre & the Hollywood Sign. However it is super easy to get here from Santa Monica or any of the other nearby coastal towns. Santa Monica has countless…

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Huacachina: A Desert Oasis in Peru

Huacachina in Peru is a beautiful, tiny Oasis town amongst some of the worlds largest sand dunes. It is in this place that you can ride rollercoasters in a dune buggy, sandboard down gigantic dunes, witness a spectacular sunset over the desert and camp overnight in the middle of the beautiful, peaceful desert. Our hostel, Desert Nights Hostelling International, arranged a Desert tour for us with Desert Adventure that involved Dune Buggying, Sandboarding, a BBQ in the desert and camping overnight. We departed from Huacachina…

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Life on the Road: the good, bad & ugly of bus rides in Bolivia

Having recently spent three months travelling around South America, I learnt more than ever that things often don’t go to plan whilst on the road.  Bus trips in Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Peru proved to be surprisingly comfortable and generally painless journeys, where we always ended up at the correct destination (a major plus!) Then comes Bolivia. Bus rides in Bolivia are in my experience, painful.   My first experience with the Bolivian transport system was a bus from Uyuni to Bolivia’s Wild West, Tupiza.…

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometres (4,086 sq miles). It is located in the Potosi and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, at an elevation of 3,565m above sea level. The Salt Flats are generally included on a 3 or 4 day 4WD tour. We chose to start our tour in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and finished up in Uyuni, Bolivia. It is possible to do this tour in reverse, i.e. departing from Uyuni and ending in…

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A Brazilian Football Game at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

It’s a well known fact that South Americans, in particular Brazilians are crazy about their Football (or as we call it in Australia, Soccer). The Estadio do Maracana, or Maracana Stadium is Rio de Janeiro’s main football stadium and despite no longer being the largest in the world, is still the largest stadium in South America. Maracana was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and has recently undergone massive renovations in order to get it ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup…

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Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is quickly becoming one of the worlds hottest destinations and with the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympics approaching fast its popularity is about to explode! What better way to take in all of the beauty of Rio than from the air? Hang-gliding in Rio was one of the highlights of my South American adventure and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Rio! Rio has so many amazing natural and man-made attractions and sights which include (but aren’t limited to);…

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