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Travel blogs and features from the Oceania region including Australia and New Zealand

Swimming With Dolphins in Adelaide, Australia ?

Bucket list item unlocked! Australia, for some reason, conjures up images of untamed wildlife, raw natural beauty and a terrifying fear of death by nature. I’m not sure where all of that comes from, but somehow there’s this image of Australia’s natural wildlife as this scary entity. Blame Bill Bryson and his book. In reality, while …

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REVIEW: The Casual Pleasantness of “Please Like Me”

I was standing at the bar ordering my Friday-night drink of choice—a vodka tonic—when I heard it. The snapping fingers, then the clapping, and then that beat. I couldn’t help myself. My hips we’re shaking. “I’ll be fine.” It was the theme song to Please Like Me—a hit Australian TV series that’s become my latest obsession. …

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Why Perth, Australia is now on my bucket list

When I moved to Sydney for a semester to study back in college, I suddenly found myself fascinated with everything Australian: beer, beetles and fast-food chicken burgers. (Don’t ask.) Understandably I did as I tend to do before a big trip—lots of reading. I devoured Bill Bryson’s book in just a few days (still one …

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