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Dandenong National Park: A Secret Stunning Escape from Melbourne.

In All Topics, Australia, Great Outdoors, Travel Photography by Ryan2 Comments

In Dandenong National Park, I am alone in the wilderness just outside the boundaries of a bustling city, a soul’s escape from the doldrums of that societal carousel. So quiet you can hear the thump of your heart beat harder with every hill, the great mountain ash speak to one another, the wind whisper to the leaves, and the ever-mocking Lyre Bird somewhere in the bush laughing as you pass by.

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Feeding Fernweh: My Travel Plans for 2016

In All Topics, Featured, Personal, Travel News by Ryan12 Comments

The new year is here, and with it comes the call of new adventure and time to reveal my travel plans for 2016. Fernweh, that farsickness, my longing for faraway places — tugs so strong on my spirit. The end of 2015 it was so strong it was painful. 2015 was more of a transformational year, but 2016 is looking to be a transient and nomadic one packed full …

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Last Week Travel: News, Best Articles, Life in Melbourne, and More — November 22nd-28th

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Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage …

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Are Hostels Safe? And Should New Travelers Stay in Hostels?

In All Topics, First Time Traveler, Mis-Adventures, New Zealand, Travel Firsts by Ryan8 Comments

When you first start to travel, so many fears can pop into your head from getting robbed to missing flights to running out of money. And thanks to Hollywood horror films, hostels have been added to a list of things encouraged to fear, and for some, evoke images of kidnapping and torture. In general, most news you see on TV around the world is bad news, and most …

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Last Week in Travel November 15th-21st: News, Best Articles, and More.

In All Topics, Travel News by Ryan8 Comments

Hello Lost Ones and welcome to your weekly digest of travel related news, my picks travel blog articles you must read, my favorite Instagram photos, and other travel related goodies! Each Monday I will (attempt) to send this travel related digital newspaper out, and I will also share an editor’s note about my own life abroad and what I am currently up to. As always, I encourage …