One of the many things that the Internet and social media has made possible is the ability to travel and share your experiences with others through a blog and social media. If you love to travel and always wanted to start a blog, we have compiled a list of tips from the experts who are already doing it. Last week, we told you how to make your travel blog a “must read”; today we are taking a step back. Here are 10 tips on how to get started on a travel blog. Continue reading

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The height of whale watching season has just begun in Western Australia. The Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean coastlines of Western Australia are home to one of of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. These are also some of the most isolated coastlines, which gives you an amazing opportunity to see these magnificent creatures of the deep up close and personal. The height of whale watching season in Western Australia is from May through September. However, something unique to Western Australia is that if you know where to look (and most of the expert whale watching charter companies do), then you can seek out and find different whales on year long; more on that later. Continue reading

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Most people only think about hiring a car when they are on holiday, but there are other reasons to rent a car that can make your life much easier. You might not think about hiring a car other times, but you can also hire a car while your current vehicle is being repaired, when going on a road trip, when a rental car is more efficient for errands around town, for transporting things and moving, or instead of buying a new car. Continue reading

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Earlier this week, we featured part one of our top autumn destinations in Australia. We featured the Adelaide Hills, the Yarra Valley, Cradle Mountain, and the Margaret River Region. The colours and the weather are a winning combination! You may not even realise that you can find some picturesque and amazing Autumn colour scenes in Australia. Get your rental car ready and head out to some of these beautiful places between March and May. Today, we are featuring Melbourne and Bright Victoria, the Hunter Valley and Orange in New South Wales, and Litchfield National Park. Continue reading

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If you are looking for the best places to see the autumn colours in Australia, we’ve got you covered. You may not even realise that you can find some picturesque and amazing autumn colour scenes in Australia. Get your rental car ready and head out to some of these beautiful places between March and May. Continue reading

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Whether you are backpacking or just on holiday traveling around Australia, you can get a boost from technology and get some great benefits with the help of some travel apps. You might think about travel apps to help you with maps or navigation or finding accommodations, and we have some of those in our list too, but we also feature some great mobile or smartphone apps that help make you a better traveler and make your journey more fun and interactive. Here are 12 mobile apps for traveling in Australia: Continue reading

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This is part three in our series featuring the top 20 most Instagrammable places in Australia. We have covered places in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland in our first two blogs on this series. As you have seen, Australia’s scenery is vast and picturesque. There are so many beautiful and awesome places. Earlier this week, we featured part one of our most instagrammed places in Australia that included the Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, Taronga Zoo, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Darling Harbour, Jenolan Caves, St Kilda Beach, National Gallery of Victoria, The Twelve Apostles, and the Puffing Billy Railway. In part two, we featured the next 6 places on our list, all were in Queensland: the Great Barrier Reef, South Bank, Whitehaven Beach, Hamilton Island, Fraser Island, and Surfers Paradise. Here are our last four of the most Instagrammed places in Australia (also in no particular order). Continue reading

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When you are looking for the most scenic places, Australia does not disappoint and there is no shortage of beautiful scenery. As you will see from the most Instagrammed places in Australia, that there is also a big variety in the different types of beauty our country has to offer. Here are 10 of the most Instagrammed places in Australia (in no particular order). Continue reading

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We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park. Today, we will be highlighting part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. It is adjacent to Dharug National Park directly to the east and in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The park is vast, covering 154,328 hectares of land. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. Yengo National Park is located about 85 km northwest of Sydney’s CBD. It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Sydney. The park features walking trails, campgrounds, accommodations, cycle trails, bushwalking, horseback riding, bird watching, panoramic lookouts, scenic drives, and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This is part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. In part one, we highlighted the places to stay in Yengo National Park: The Big Yango House and the four different campgrounds in Yengo National Park plus the Big Yango House. The campgrounds are Mogo campground, Finchley campground, Mountain Arm campground, and Blue Gums campground. Stay tuned for part two, where we will explore the walking trails, picturesque lookouts, and scenic drives also available inside Yengo National Park. Today, we will be exploring the walking trails and panoramic lookouts in the park. Continue reading

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