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The Best Things to do in Strahan and Tasmania’s West Coast

Strahan, Tasmania and the West Coast feel like the edge of the world. The tiny towns of Strahan and Queenstown have lots of history, and the surrounding rainforest and beaches are beautiful. Many people head to Strahan to take the famous Gordon River cruise to the convict site on Sarah Island or ride the West …

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10 Under-the-Radar US National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

There are 59 National Parks in America. So far I have been to only 9 of them. And some of them are so popular that it’s hard to book a trip there. It seems like most people (including me) are only familiar with the famous and crowded national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand …

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20+ Things to Do on the Tasman Peninsula Near Port Arthur

If you’re planning a trip to Tasmania, chances are the historic convict site at Port Arthur is on your list. But did you know that there are soooo many other things to do on the Tasman Peninsula? The area is home to some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks, interesting sea caves, great food, unique wildlife, …

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The Best Things to Do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

There’s something special about islands. Therefore, an island off another island should be doubly special, right? I definitely think that’s the case when it comes to Bruny Island. Australia’s island state of Tasmania is known for its incredible food, drink, wilderness, and scenery. And Bruny Island off Tasmania’s southeast coast has all of those things. …

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How to Spend the Weekend in Hobart, Tasmania: 2-day Itinerary

Tassie is my home away from home. I’ve done a few month-long house-sitting stints for a friend near Devonport, Tasmania. Each time we visit, we spend a weekend in Hobart, the state capital city. It’s a small city with a population of just over 200,000, but it’s still the largest city in Tasmania. Despite its …

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40+ Things to do in Devonport and Tasmania’s North West

Devonport is a small city in Tasmania’s north west. Many people know it as the place where the Spirit of Tasmania ferry docks, bringing passengers and their vehicles over from Melbourne. There are so many things to do in Devonport! It’s my adopted Tasmanian home town since I spent a combined 2.5 months housesitting near …

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25 Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

This summer I spent 4 days in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton tends to get overshadowed by its more famous neighbour to the north, Yellowstone National Park. But after spending a few days there, I discovered that there are so many great things to do in Grand Teton! My favourites were the mountain viewpoints …

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How to Take an Epic Canadian National Parks Road Trip

If you think of National Parks in Canada, you probably think of the famous National Parks in Canada’s Rocky Mountains near Banff. And yes, the mountain parks are spectacular. But… Canada is a REALLY big country with a REALLY varied landscape. And we have dozens of National Parks spread all the way from sea to …

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