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Port Arthur: Discovering Australia’s convict history

The rest of the world likes to joke about how we Australians are all descended from a bunch of criminals. While not entirely true, stereotypes have to come from somewhere and Port Arthur is one of a few places that can take the blame for that one. Port Arthur is down in Tasmania and is…

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Driving down the Avenue of the Giants

The Avenue of the Giants is a short stretch of road about 50km long in northern California that winds through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It was one of the things I was most looking forward to seeing in California, so when I got to San Francisco I grabbed a car and headed out to…

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Things I’d like to do in Kakadu

Up in the Northern Territory just outside of Darwin lies Kakadu National Park. It’s a huge expanse of land larger than many countries and it’s one of those places I’d love to spend a good amount of time exploring. I actually spent a few days in the area on a school trip years ago. I…

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The white cliffs of Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a little town in south-western Turkey where you’ll find these strange white cliffs. They were home to the ancient city of Hierapolis, whose ruins can still be explored atop the cliffs. They are made from travertine and other things I don’t understand that worked together in ways I don’t understand over multiple millennia….

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The Winnebago I’m going to buy

Nope, I haven’t actually found one to buy, but since I’m always going on about my slight(?) Winnebago obsession, I thought I’d let you all in on the actual model I’ve got my eye on. It’s old and boxy and beautiful and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. This is the model…

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How to make the most of studying abroad

This time last year I was settling into life as an exchange student in Madrid. This year I’m stuck at home getting ready for yet another semester of normal classes at my normal university. That depressing fact, along with watching friends on Facebook going off on their own exchange adventures, has me thinking about my…

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