10 Things to do in San Francisco in A Weekend (For First Time Visitors)

In June of 2015, I embarked on my first solo adventure. Although technically I wouldn’t be traveling alone, I still survived a 15 hour flight from Adelaide to Los Angeles on my own. After spending most of my life dreaming about visiting New York City, a couple of years ago I decided to do something about it. I found the perfect Contiki tour that would not only take me to New York City, I would also be able to finally visit San Francisco, too. I only knew a little bit about the things to do in San Francisco, but thankfully we already had a rough itinerary planned for us. There’s only one thing that I was certain about at the time: I was very, very excited but at the same time, extremely I think I’m gonna vomit nervous. Whether you’re visiting San Francisco for just one day, or an entire week, there are lots of things…

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Top 10 Things to do in Los Angeles: How to Spend 5 Days in LA

As far as cities in the United States goes, Los Angeles is up there as one of the best. There are so many things to do in Los Angeles, you’ll hardly know where to start. With an endless amount of activities for all ages, Hollywood parties at every corner (if that’s your thing) and even theme parks, there’s no shortage of entertainment – regardless of how long you’re staying for. I’ve visited Los Angeles many times, and although I prefer to head out and explore more than just the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, it’s hard to deny the awesomeness of feeling like a celebrity while strolling down Hollywood Boulevard. Whether you’re planning a short weekend in Los Angeles, a full seven days or even a month or two, there are plenty of options to keep you busy. The following 10 things to do in Los Angeles are some of…

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20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Finding the perfect present for the people you love can be hard. Especially if they’re impossible to shop for, give you no clues whatsoever and generally don’t really care about Christmas. It can be even more difficult shopping for people who travel and don’t actually have a permanent place of residence. Finding the best gifts for travelers may seem like an impossible task, but fear not. You can come across some awesome presents for those travelers in your life – you just have to know where to look! With that being said, I’ve put together this guide with 20 of the best gifts for travelers. Whether you’re buying for the travel loving folks in your life or yourself, there’s something for everyone, and you’ll definitely be named the Queen (or King) of gift giving this year! Grab a pen and paper (or open up a new Word document if you’re…

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Movie World Queensland: Hollywood on the Gold Coast

If you wanna experience Hollywood on the Gold Coast, definitely spend a day at Movie World Queensland. Filled with thrill rides, an area just for the kids, tons of shopping and plenty of entertainment to keep people of all ages happy! We spent around four hours exploring Movie World, but if you’re visiting with family or have never been before, be sure to set aside an entire day to take in the magic of Australia’s very own Warner Bros. Movie World. We’ve included a ton of awesome tips and advice in this post, including the best way to get to Movie World from popular Queensland locations, where to buy tickets and how much they cost, plus tips on all of the rides and attractions. Movie World Queensland: Hollywood on the Gold Coast Getting to Movie World If you’ve already visited WetnWild on the Gold Coast, the same directions apply when…

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Spend a Day at Wet n Wild on the Gold Coast

Queensland is the home of theme parks in Australia. Wet n Wild is one of two water parks on the Gold Coast (the other being White Water World, which we didn’t visit) and it’s a ton of fun for people of all ages! Wet n Wild on the Gold Coast has a great mixture of both thrill rides, relaxing pools to float around in, and kids versions of some of the most popular bigger rides. We spent a few hours at Wet n Wild, and managed to hit up all of the rides more than once. To get the most out of your day, it’s best to plan ahead and be prepared. We’ve come up with this fab guide to help first time visitors to Wet n Wild Gold Coast, have a day to remember at Queensland’s biggest and best water park! Spend a Day at Wet n Wild on…

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How to Choose the Perfect Contiki Tour

Back in June 2015, I left Australia for my very first solo travel adventure. I had spent a long time trying to find a reliable and decently priced company to travel with, and finally came across Contiki. Given that it was my first time traveling overseas by myself, I wanted everything to be taken care of for me, leaving me with absolutely nothing to worry or stress about. If you would prefer to have everything planned for you, choosing a Contiki tour is definitely the way to go. I’m gonna throw this out there straight away: Contiki tours aren’t for everybody. You need to have an open mind to fully enjoy everything that Contiki has to offer. But if you’re up for a good time, want to explore a new city or country with a bunch of strangers, keep reading! I’m about to share everything you should be aware of…

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36 Tips for First Time Travelers

So, you’ve finally decided to do it. After years of umm’ing and ahh’ing about whether you should, you’ve taken a leap of faith and said “screw it, let’s go for it!” I’m talking about traveling, of course.  Traveling for the very first time can be a scary experience. There’s so much that needs to be planned and organised. So many options when it comes to flights, accomodation and everything in between. Even the most experienced travelers have some doubts and worries, when it gets closer to that highly anticipated departure day. Luckily for you guys, there are a ton of great resources and tips for first time travelers to help you along the way. We’ve compiled this list of tips for first time travelers, to ensure your first international adventure is as smooth sailing and stress free as possible. From booking and planning your adventure, to packing your suitcase and…

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Using the Japan Rail Pass to Explore Japan

When we were planning our month long trip to Japan back in March 2017, working out the train and transport system was our first priority. Train travel is the most efficient way of getting around Japan, as there are hundreds of regular train and Subway lines. But if you want to travel between cities in Japan, you might need the Japan Rail Pass. This pass gets you on the super fast and exciting Shinkansen Bullet Train, and will take you from city to city in record time. We used the Shinkansen Bullet Train five times, traveling between Yokohama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo. This guide for the Japan Rail Pass is perfect for anyone who is unsure about whether they need the fastest, most convenient and cheapest way to travel from city to city within Japan. The most important piece of advice I can give to someone visiting Japan…

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