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A complete guide to gorges of West MacDonnell Ranges

2017 was the year of canyons and gorges. Unexpectedly. It began with the Sardinian Gola di Gorropu and then rolled into my Australian adventures. Gorges continued to show up when I least foresaw. The central Australian landscape got me totally unprepared for what was waiting for me. How could have I expected that the desert would hold this many gorges and small oases which shelter the water source? Northern Territory road trip was an amazing adventure by itself, however, discovering gorges located in the MacDonnell Ranges west from Alice Springs was a definite highlight when approaching the Red Centre. I put aside 2 days to explore spectacular waterholes, gaps, gorges and everything in between. Interested in learning more about these gorges or already planning a visit? Here it is, A complete guide to gorges of West MacDonnell Ranges. Where exactly are West MacDonnell Ranges?West MacDonnell National Park is located on…

19 Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust

Let’s admit, from time to time we all need a good motivational travel quote. One that lifts us up and gets us thinking about our travel bucket list. Travel quotes can evoke wanderlust and connect us all on a deeper level. When our self-encouragement runs out, we can find comfort in the words of others that captured the essence of travel and life so well. Today I collected a few of my favourite travel quotes (paired with my images) that keep encouraging me through my life journey. I hope they inspire you as well and get you out exploring this amazing planet we call home. Here they are, my collection of 19 travel quotes to inspire your wanderlust: #1. These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. (Najwa Zebian) #2. Live, travel adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. (Jack Kerouac) #3. Get out of your house,…

14 Practical Tips on how to Save and Travel More

We’re all looking for ways to travel more. Although it’s one of the most rewarding activities, it usually doesn’t come at a cheap price. When traveling is high on your list of things you want to pursue in life, then you most likely commit to finding your ways to make it a reality. You can view these ways either as sacrifices or as a means for that ultimate goal of traveling more. What it usually means is leaving behind your settled lifestyle and ways you go about your everyday. There are things you’ll occasionally (especially in the beginning) feel you’re being robbed of. I guess this needs to be clear: Yes, you’ll be missing out on certain things and you might view this process as being quite extreme. But if you just keep your focus on the objective, you’ll also start to reap the rewards. Today I am offering hands-on…

Mornington Peninsula in a Day

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne is one of the liveliest cities in Australia. There's so much to do, see, explore and experience in this part of Victoria. While the city itself offers endless options, I always like to look further into the surrounding landscapes and vistas. And that's something Melbourne strives at as

How To Survive a Long-Haul Flight

I used to love flying long flights. To be exact, I enjoyed it the first couple of times, when things were still new and fresh, and I believed circling around the globe for 25+ hours was something special. It is. It truly is – to be able to be transported such distances in such a

10 photos to make you want to visit Uluru

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory, Australia I’ve been physically so close to the Red Centre and Ayers Rock for a while now, yet it seems it’s always slipped through my fingers. Finally, the timing was just right. I have to believe that. I didn’t try to push it but rather wanted to be ready. To be able to appreciate it more. And after all, I hoped to do it right the first time around, the whole experience, traveling and rolling towards the Uluru. Perhaps I silently didn’t want to jinx it, prolonging the waiting and choosing to live with the anticipation. I wanted to give myself time to learn how to really be thankful for every moment that would be given to me in the Red Centre. I did fight hard not to go on this adventure with any (too many) expectations. At least not those high ones that…

5 Must Do’s in the Coastal Tasman Region

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Coastal Tasman Region, South Island, New Zealand TRAVEL DURATION: Long Weekend Top of the New Zealand's South Island is a perfect place to visit during the summer months when it becomes quite lively. If you're lucky, you'll be showered with many sunshine hours and at the same time be able to appreciate the soft breeze

Gola di Gorropu Europe’s deepest gorge

TRAVEL DESTINATION: Gola di Gorropu Gorge, Sardinia, Italy TRAVEL DURATION: One day experience Exploring Gola di Gorropu, Europe’s deepest gorge, ended up to be the highlight of my road trip around Sardinia a couple of months ago. Up until then I only visited another gorge in New Zealand that has (besides the smaller proportions) a quite different feel to it. Without a doubt, there is something extraordinary about this particular one in Europe. It made me feel alive, filled me with inexplicable energy and also pushed the expectation bar quite high for the future canyons I now want to visit. The setting of Gola di Gorropu is just perfect. Like with so many precious things in life, you need to put in some effort (a.k.a. hike time) to reach the entrance of this gorge. It’s definitely not just sitting in the backyard of a fancy Sardinian beach resort. For me, that is…