THE UNIQUE ISLAND OF TASMANIA

THE UNIQUE ISLAND OF TASMANIA

Tasmania is just off the coast from Melbourne and has been a bucket list item for me for a long time. This stunning place has some of the most amazing landscapes, food, and beaches that you will ever see in your life! Much to my surprise, it is full of a lot of lush bush area and mountains, incredible blue beaches and lots of funky, hip little shops? I’m not quite sure why, but all this time I thought Tasmania was going to be much like Uluru – brown on brown on brown…. what was I thinking Dol! lol!

At this time in life, I am extremely excited as this Saturday I will be flying down under- under(get it?) to Tasmania from Sydney for a 5-day getaway mini break!!! hallelujah! Come at me Tassie! 😉

So in today’s post, I will be sharing a bunch of must-see sights that I hope to see or that you can also look into if you are planning on a trip to Tassie soon. I also have a load of information about this little island listed below in case you are traveling from overseas and need a little help. I hope you enjoy this post! and don’t worry I, of course, will be inundating you all with incredible pics from my trip via Instagram, Twitter and in future blog posts so don’t forget to follow my accounts so that you don’t miss out wink wink!

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THE BEST EYE CANDY FOR YOUR WANDERLUST | AMAZING TRAVEL ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

THE BEST EYE CANDY FOR YOUR WANDERLUST | AMAZING TRAVEL ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

Have you been craving that wanderlust feeling? But you are stuck at your 9-5 job trying to stay afloat under work pressure, never-ending bills, and social life? I hear yah.

When I am down or when I wish I had money to travel the world I browse hours and hours on Instagram and look up hundreds of travel accounts. Many, and I mean MANY are just using other peoples pictures or using copyright free pictures. But there are some that are authentic and simply stunning.

So in this post, I will share some of my favorite accounts that I browse through to get through the day and keep my wanderlust levels peaking.

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SYDNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR VIEW | OBSERVATORY HILL AT NIGHT

SYDNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR VIEW | OBSERVATORY HILL AT NIGHT

For a park with a million dollar view, it’s hard to go past the one on Observatory Hill. The park offers sweeping, panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge right in the city center. Which sounds like the perfect night out for me and my trusty camera.

So on a cold summers evening (Sydney, what the heck are you doing), I went to Observatory Hill for a sunset and night shoot.

In his post, I will show you some of my best shots as well as some advice on what works and what does not work.

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CREMORNE POINT WALK HARBOUR WALK

CREMORNE POINT WALK HARBOUR WALK

Cremorne Point is one of the loveliest of the harbor’s peninsulas, and the walk around its forested foreshore gives you some of the most amazing cities views there is.

Million-dollar mansions, green parks, stunning yachts, the chirping of birds….and hundreds of spiders. The only downside of this walk YUCK they were everywhere! But don’t let these creepy crawlers deter you from doing this walk!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen some of my pictures of this walk. I had such a blast and I loved taking pictures (so be prepared for quite a few lol) In this post I will show you all the amazing thing you will encounter on this walk.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN BUCKET LIST

THE GREAT AMERICAN BUCKET LIST

America is one of those countries that you must visit at least once in your life. But because it is so large, it will probably take you a couple of trips in order to see a substantial part of it.

In this post, I will show you some (yes some, definitely not all) of the national parks, cities, and monuments that you should try to visit. Keep in mind that America is very large and that there is no way I can add every single cool spot 🙂 This post would be 10.000 plus words, and it would take me months and months to write. So again, I have selected some of the amazing highlights that I think are a must-see.

Sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy these amazing spots in my great American bucket list!

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ADVENTURE SERIES #2 | GALLIPOLI STEPS TO SPIT JUNCTION RESERVE

ADVENTURE SERIES #2 | GALLIPOLI STEPS TO SPIT JUNCTION RESERVE

I love a good secret location! Be it a beach, park, viewing spot or steps! Oh, talking about steps have you heard about the Gallipoli steps at spit junction? Ooops shhhhiiiizzz!! I guess the cats out of the bag now! Haha.

Recently a friend of mine who used to live in Sydney was here visiting family and needed a bit of a breakaway, so she told me about this really cool walk that has incredible views and some secret steps that really only the locals know about. Well not anymore haha! Situated in Sydney’s north shore this beautiful area has a great viewing platform of spit junction from the top of Seaforth and is where the Gallipoli steps begin. So if you are visiting Sydney and just want a bit of peace and quiet from it all, then make sure to take your camera and your sneakers and enjoy this beautiful little walking trip I have made out for you! Adventure time #2!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!

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AUSTRALIA DAY IN SYDNEY | A PHOTOSHOOT AT SYDNEY HARBOUR

AUSTRALIA DAY IN SYDNEY | A PHOTOSHOOT AT SYDNEY HARBOUR

For Christmas Santa gave me some money to spend however I wanted. Since I have been into photography lately I decided to spend that money on a new lens. (I know, I am such a dork, but I like doing it, so leave me alone haha) 

Since I already have a zoom and a standard lens, I wanted to invest in a lens that is great for astrophotography as well as landscape photography. 

I was adviced by the internet as well as by people who actually know what they are doing to look into getting a wide-angle lens. After extensive research, I found a lens that was not too extensive and got some great reviews. I bought it and tested it out during the Australia Day long weekend. 

Underneath are some pictures of Sydney harbor during sunset and after dark with my new fancy pants lens. 

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THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

Have you ever heard of the Venice of the North? A village where there are no roads, just canals that you can navigate by a boat? footpaths, bicycle trails are the only other way to make your way around this village, no honking cars anywhere! And if you think that is it, then you are mistaken. The houses that are scattered around this village are stunning centuries-old thatched-roof houses… It sounds like a fairy tale but it does truly exist.

The village is a small village located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. (Where I am from YAY) and can be reached when you are on a trip to Amsterdam or Rotterdam.  I will show you the best ways to get there, when to go and what to see and do.

Get ready to add this stunning little village to your ever-growing bucket list…

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GETTING AROUND IN SYDNEY | PUBLIC TRANSPORT

GETTING AROUND IN SYDNEY | PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Sydney is a massive city! There is no way that you can walk everywhere. Of course, you can hop in a taxi or Uber, but you can only do that if you are made from gold. Getting from the city to Bondi Beach, for example, will cost you (With Uber) $51,00. That is a waste of money if you ask me.

The most effective way to get around a foreign city is public transportation.  Sydney has an extensive and pretty reliable bus, train and ferry services which won’t cost you an arm and a leg.  In order to ride the public transportation system, you need to get yourself an Opal Card.

In this post, I will show you how to explore Sydney using these opal cards!

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AUSTRALIA IN PICTURES

AUSTRALIA IN PICTURES

I know I blog a lot about Australia, but I just can’t help myself. It is the most amazing country I have ever been too! For me, it tops countries like Mexico, India and the Maldives with ease.

It has a roughed coastline, A never-ending hinterland, a red center, stunning nature reserves with mile-high waterfalls and a unique bunch of wildlife.

In this post, I will show you Australia in pictures and show you just some the incredible sights you could encounter if you decide to travel Down Under.

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