Yes Man

As a travel blogger there are two main goals I constantly attempt to achieve. One is to get people to travel the world and the other to get people to say ‘yes’ to amazing opportunities that present themselves. Think of Jim Carrey’s movie ‘Yes Man’. At the moment, I feel like I have failed these goals.

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A Night at the Museum

Majority of my Friday nights are spent watching Netflix and going to bed early but I made a new mission to myself – to go out and explore my hometown, Canberra, as much as I can. I spend my time dreaming and planning trips of far off distant lands but sometimes I forget that I live in a beautiful city as well. So when my Mum sent me a text asking if I wanted to go to the National Museum of Australia’s Origins night, I was in.

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Duncan’s Legacy

Have you ever travelled somewhere to raise funds for something that needs your help? Maybe something like cancer research? Cancer is something that has touched every one of us; it doesn’t discriminate against rich or poor, English speaker or non-English speaker, white skinned or dark skinned. It is something that tears families apart but some families are choosing to create a legacy for the people they have lost to this terrible disease.

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My Yearly Visit to Tomakin

I have this gorgeous 12 year old border collie cross named Jack. He was a rescue dog that we gave a forever home to when he was 2 years old. He is one of the most beautiful dogs with the kindest hearts that I have ever met. For the past five years my sister and I (my mum has recently joined us) have been travelling for a day trip from our home in Canberra to Tomakin for a beach day.

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Liebster Award

This is Through an Aussie’s Eyes first official blogging recognition! Woo! I can hear the crowd going wild now!!

Before I go any further about the Liebster Award, I want to thank and apologise to the wonderful Angie Briggs from Feet Do Travel! The reason for my apology is that it has taken me so long to get this post up. Sorry Angie! But thank you so much for the nomination and all of the support you have provided me and other travel bloggers especially with the running of the Feet Do Travel Facebook Group which is designed to bring travel bloggers together and to inspire them to reach for the stars. I love it. It really has helped me so much.

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Riveting Riversdale

One of the very first things I saw when I approached Riversdale was a horse water trough that was hand chiseled by a convict. These hand carving showed the start of Australia’s history. Riversdale is one of Australia’s oldest Colonial Georgian buildings and is full of a rich and vibrant history. This restored house is situated out in Goulburn in rural New South Wales, Australia. The National Trust purchased this house back in 1967 and have dedicated their time to restoring this magnificent house.

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12 Animal v Traveller Stories

Animals can make us feel so many emotions; that smile we have on our face as we see one of the most enchanting creatures on this planet or the look of horror as we realise we have just escaped death from some man eating beast.

I wish I could say that I came across this scary beast that made my life flash before my eyes but I came across a bird, an arctic skua to be exact. I was exploring Neist Point, Isle of Skye, Scotland when this terrifying incident happened. Firstly, I explored this charming lighthouse and then decided to go down to the cliff edge and do a quick walk around. I would also like to point out that Neist Point is a decent tourist attraction and there were quite a few people around…

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Traveller Presents fit for a Queen

Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth!!

In Australia we celebrate the Queen’s birthday on the second Monday in June (well all states except for Western Australia…). This year Queen Elizabeth turned the big 9-0 – well her actually birthday is on the 21st of April but don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. The Queen has travelled pretty much all over the world but in her old age she has chosen to stay in the merry old UK. In honour of the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, here is a list of 10 awesome gifts to give a traveller.

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