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Visiting Yachats and the Oregon Coast

  This past November, I escaped the gloomy midwest for the Oregon coast. My family and I spent the week in Yachats (pronounced yah-hots), a small town that’s a little over three-hour drive from Portland…

Visiting Hamilton Island: Whitsunday Islands, Australia

On the northeastern coast of Australia, there are several islands that lie closest to the Great Barrier Reef. These islands, known as the Whitsunday Islands, consist of around 74 islands with subtropical weather. The largest inhabited Whitsunday Island is Hamilton Island. This island acts as the hub of all the Whitsundays Islands due to its location, amenities, and population of 1200 full-time residents…

Top 5 Things to Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

One of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever visited is Queenstown, New Zealand. Located in the southwest region of the southern island of New Zealand, Queenstown is nestled in between the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the numerous peaks surrounding it. Known most famously for their adventure tourism, winter sports, and for being the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings movies, Queenstown tourism continues to be a popular vacation destination for people worldwide. Read on and learn all about this little slice of paradise and discover my top five things to do while visiting Queenstown…

Hiking Through the British Countryside

The British countryside features some of the most picturesque natural European landscapes. A walk through these vast tracts of natural land is a great way to learn about the country. It is also one of the best ways to see how British folklore and history was shaped by the magic of its natural surroundings. If you’re planning on visiting Great Britain, be sure to set aside time to see some of these remarkable sights in the British countryside…