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Travel Insights

Receiving bad news while overseas

Back in 2013, I was sitting in the stairwell of my Hanoi hostel, with people coming and going past me, skyping home to my family and bawling my eyes out. I’d just found out that my childhood dog had…

Aroamertherapy in pokhara
Travel Insights

Why don’t we ever talk about the bad days?

Yesterday, I had a long wait in Yogyakarta Airport thanks to flight delays. I was in one of those troughs characteristic to solo travel, coming right off a soul-soaring high. I was sleep deprived, hung over, and sad at…

Squat toilet in singapore
Travel Insights

These Are the Reasons I Actually LOVE Squat Toilets

Dingy back alley toilets are just one of the many things that accompany a more adventurous trip to Asia. But if you’re a spendthrift backpacker and you’re engaging in some authentic, down-in-the-dirt Asian travel, you’re going to encounter the…

Oodnadatta track in south Australia
Australia

10 of the Best Adventures in Australia

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Ocean Road, Olivia Bourke from Great Lost lists some of her favourite adventures in Australia. Some of the wildest spots to visit in Australia offer adventure because of the proximity to…

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Australia Destinations

Warburton: The Victorian High Country

Warburton is a small town 76 km east of Melbourne set in a valley between beautiful eucalypt-clad hills. It’s a favourite weekend or day trip for Melbourne city slickers, and for good reason… The Perfect Day Trip from Melbourne Today, Warburton flourishes…