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60 Day Adventure Week 2: Blue Mountains and Bondi

This week started with an overnight trip to the famous Blue Mountains! Picked up from the hostel by a friendly tour guide and headed straight off nice and early. It’s only a short hour and a half drive, so it’s a good day trip if you’re spending some time in Sydney.

As we arrived the heavens opened. Now, normally I’d be put off by the rain (we get enough of it in England after all) but it gave everything such an incredible ambiance. The only way I can describe it was that it was like being in Jurassic Park. A thick eerie fog meant you were looking over the edge into a nothingness: a silence took over with only the pitter patter of rain to be heard and the occasional pterodactyl squawk piercing the forest. All right, not that one… but it really was like no place I’d ever been to.

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5 Lesser Known American Cities You Should Add To Your List!

So you’ve taken a bite out of the Big Apple, gone star spotting in Los Angeles, walked the Golden Gate in San Fran’ and partied with the elite in Miami. Hey, while you were at it you may have even got a taste of politics in Washington and experienced the windy city in Chicago.

When it comes to the USA, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been there and done that when you’ve visited some of its star cities. Whether you’re feeling as though you’ve seen all there is to see, or want to be the first to discover some of the USA’s lesser known gems, then you’ve come to the right place.

In Philadelphia, born and raised... | Image by Christian Carollo

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60 Day Adventure: From The Climb to Dream Time

9:30am Australia time: I touch down in Sydney busting with adrenalin, excited to get the #60dayadventure started!

On the first day I headed to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for the Bridgeclimb. I had no idea what to expect apart from a lot for steps (obviously) but my friendly climbing guide walked me through exactly how it would go. We all got kitted out with radio headsets and harnesses, and suddenly the reality that we were about to scale this massive structure became very real!

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5 Things Not to Miss in Singapore!

Singapore screams indulgence, excess and a damn good time. There’s so much to do in this spectacular city that you may find your budget runs out long before your energy does.

A real melting pot of Asian influence from all corners of the continent which, among other things, means a huge and wildly varied array of foods to choose from! When you’re not stuffing yourself silly, get out and explore everything you can – even something as simple as a ride on the subway can provide you with a photo opportunity.

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Meet Matt: AKA the Luckiest Man in the World

Back in September we announced the winner of our #60dayadventure in Sydney and New South Wales. This lucky person would get flights to Sydney, accommodation for the whole stay, a campervan to explore with and the chance to report back and show the world the beauty of this part of Australia.

That winner was Matt Harrison and, as you might imagine, he’s a tad excited…

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