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Friendship: the new travel currency- 6 Lessons from Australia

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. One of our favourite travel and friendship quotes by author Tim Cahill couldn’t be more apt. We all know about the amazing benefits of Couchsurfing, Home Swaps, Apartment Rentals, Meet the Locals, and other great ventures the world over that aim to make real connections happen when you travel. We’ve hosted couchsurfers several times, but always held back when it

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The Great Ocean Road Guide

Note: As I sit here to write this out, I’m feeling thankful we did two rounds of prep while planning our drive on the Great Ocean Road. Charles took care of the practical aspects of driving, hiring a car and road rules, distances, fuel, gps routing, accommodation and a million other things I’d never be able to wrap my head around while I checked out all the sights and stops

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Stonewell Cottages & Vineyard Tour, Barossa – An experiential retreat

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again through every single post about our Barossa experiences – the people of the Barossa are extremely generous. With their time, their knowledge and their passion. And a lot of that, revolves around wine. So when Tina and Evan Gobell of Stonewell agreed to show us around their sprawling vineyards, we were stoked. We’d already bumped into them at the Barossa

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The Reserve, Barossa Valley – The art of appreciation

I woke up in a luxurious self catered accommodation in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Yesterday had been a blur of wine tastings at the wineries and the best of Australian gourmet meals at the local restaurants. It was 6 am when the coffee I was enjoying suddenly sprang to life. It shook and clattered on the table top, accompanied by a deafening roar that seemed to be getting

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