Australia

Australia: Way Bigger Than Your Puny Continent

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Australia is big, everyone knows that, but laying out there in the middle of a couple of oceans, it’s hard to tell just how big it is. Drivable? Bikeable? Walkable? Yes, but only if you’re willing to trek as if you were going from Ukraine to Portugal. According to this graphic from Matador, Australia can […]

The World’s Best Job Winner Has A Brush With Death

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

… or should that read, “So-called” World’s Best Job Winner? Ben Southall, the winner of that hyped Barrier Island caretaker gig off the coast of Queensland, Austraila, was jet skiing with some friends when he had a little run in with 5 millimeters of venomous fury, otherwise known as the deadly irukandji jellyfish. According to […]

The Wide World Of Micronations

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It’s been three years since the Lonely Planet Micronations hit the shelves. Assuming this one isn’t sitting on your shelf (it’s not on mine); I wondered where I had to go to say I’ve visited one of these pint sized nations. At any given time, there are numerous of these found all over the world. Perhaps, […]

Screw Sydney, Melbourne’s The Spot

Friday, August 14, 2009

I can honestly say that I’ve spent the summer hanging out with more Australians than any other nationality, American included, and I’ve learned a few things by doing so. Number One: Australian beer is bad, with micro-brews and specialty beers almost non-existent. Number Two: Australians love traveling to the U.S. because it’s one of the […]

Why It’s So Hard To Hate Australia

Thursday, May 7, 2009

This list of the “Top 10 Reasons To Hate Australia” comes from our new friends over at Tumbrella, a blog about backpacking Australia and New Zealand. As soon as I saw this list I couldn’t help but think of that running joke from “Flight of the Conchords” about New Zealanders’ supposed hatred of their Australian […]

Australia’s Kimberley Region: Australia Was Filmed There — Don’t Hold That Against It

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Kimberley Region in Western Australia may or may not offer more grandiose views than the Grand Canyon (it was a local Australian that says so in the above video) but I must say, that helicopter ride along at 1:47 pretty much has me sold. Good job Kimberley propaganda video!

The Secret Life of Sydney

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Insider’s Guide to the Real Sydney By Stacey L. Kernaghan One of the most visited capital cities in the world is Sydney, Australia, but beyond the traditional tourist “highlights” packages showcasing the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, lies a vastly diverse and oft-missed cavalcade of cultural, gastronomical and musical splendour which can be far […]

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