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This Sunny Sydney Timelapse Will Have You Wishing For The Beach

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Here’s a video of one of my favorite locations In the world. If you guessed that it was Sydney, then you were right. If you guessed that one of the reasons it makes the list is due to the massive amount of access you have to the water there all the time, then you are […]

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Your Guide To The Biennale Of Sydney

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sydney is Los Angeles and Melbourne is Manhattan, or so the stereotyped comparison often goes, implying the former Australian city is all sun and surf while the latter is the only location for serious arts and culture, but as anyone who’s been to Sydney recently knows, this generalization is long outdated. In 2007 Sydney’s Lord […]

A Foodie’s Guide Where To Eat And Drink In Melbourne

A Foodie’s Guide Where To Eat And Drink In Melbourne

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It’s no secret Melburnians (yes, I had to Google that), take a certain pride in Melbourne’s cultural offerings. Though I haven’t been yet, I’ve heard many an Australian dismissively refer to Sydney as the Miami of the country, and Melbourne as their New York (or, maybe their Brooklyn). Add on top of this the fact […]

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Top 6 Sydney Beaches That Aren’t Named Bondi

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Beyond the skin, sex and parking meters of Bondi Beach and the other classic Sydney swimming stops, there are plenty of other beaches, harbors, coves and hideaways to explore. Some are little-known, while others sometimes attract small groups, but you can rest assured that none of them draw the crowds like that other infamous stretch […]

Australia v New Zealand Skiing A Rumble On The Slopes

Australia v. New Zealand Skiing: A Rumble On The Slopes

Monday, June 17, 2013

You might have heard there’s just a bit of rivalry between Australia and New Zealand — a fairly healthy spirit of antagonism and one-upmanship which permeates everything from sports to music. It’s okay. They don’t really hate each other. Well, not that much. Today, we’re going to focus on one area where the competition is […]

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Uluru In The Rain: How The Worst Weather Can Make For The Best Vacation

Sunday, October 14, 2012

As the plane shook and bounced its way through the remnants of Cyclone Yasi, the strongest storm ever to hit Australia, I began to wonder if I was on the right flight. Inside my head were postcard-inspired visions of the Outback: the looming red rock, the dry red desert, the baking sun. Outside my window […]

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Top 6 Hipster Neighborhoods Around The World

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Once an evasive creature contained to their natural habitats in Williamsburg, Portland and Austin, hipster culture is now globally ubiquitous. Blame it on cultural imperialism, the undeniable twee delight of appliqué birds, or the sheer convenience of ironic facial hair, just know this: The hipster has reached these international cities, and will no doubt continue to penetrate the far-flung […]

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Why You’re More Likely To Encounter A Shark Attack Than Ever Before

Thursday, July 21, 2011

No matter how comfortable we are in the water, no matter how many times we have swum at the same beach or surfed the same waves, a flicker of dread runs through our tender minds when we paddle out into open water and wonder: Is there something lurking below? I missed being a part of […]

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Oprah To Australia; Australians Leaving In Record Numbers: Coincidence?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

How many places in the world have you traveled to and not run into an Aussie? That’s what I though, it doesn’t happen. It’s like trying to go on a trip and not see a single McDonald’s: good luck. Well, it turns out, it’s not all in your head, according to The Sydney Morning Herald […]

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Exploring Sydney’s Sassy Harbor

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sydney, in many ways exudes the vibe that sort of says: “I’m the best city in Australia.” With its almost-perfect weather, sexy beaches, magnificent harbor, and the Opera House that seems to top it all off like a fluffy cloud of whipped cream atop an ice cream sundae — who wouldn’t want to pencil it […]

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