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The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia is home to the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. From the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, to Daydream Island and the village of Airlie Beach, it was absolute paradise, and the most incredible tropical landscape I experienced while traveling through Australia – which is no easy task considering the abundance of amazing …

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My Melbourne Makeover

Melbourne is considered to be one of the coolest and most trendy cities in all of Australia. Full of coffee-loving, gluten-free hipsters and artists, it feels more European than Australian – so I had to adapt. Luckily, back when I was living in Medellin, Colombia, I met two fun-loving Aussies named Jace and Em who perfectly portrayed Melbourne’s unique spirit. We …

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Into the Australian Outback

The Australian Outback; a massive stretch of remote and rugged landscape that covers a large portion of Australia’s interior. From the aboriginals who’ve called this place home for thousands of years to the cowboys, ranchers and truck drivers who’ve come through since, it takes a resilient and strong-willed person to survive up here. With more kangaroos than people, it’s as wide open …

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How to deal with altitude sickness when travelling to Tibet

Tibet Plateau has an average elevation above 4,000 meters and in many places, the altitude is well above 5,000 meters. Since any altitude above 3,000 meters is defined as high altitude, entire Tibet can be considered high altitude. In fact, many mountain passages or trekking destinations are well above 5,000 meters (like Everest Base Camp). Thus, altitude sickness is the …

Why the first-timers to Tibet shall not miss visiting Lhasa and Shigatse?

Bounded by mighty Himalayan range in the South West and Thanggula ranges in the north, Tibet spans world’s highest and largest plateau. Tibetan Plateau has average altitude of 4,000 meter and the alpine terrain conditions are severe and dry. The unique environment carved a unique culture in Tibet with a strong influence on the daily life. Tibetan Buddhism is also …

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Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

In this episode, I learn how to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, and go night diving with sharks! I have only been scuba diving once in my life, and it was just a “resort certificate” at a place in Mexico where you only are down for about a half hour. So this time, I wanted to go all the …

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Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time I explain what this site …

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Wild Tasmania

From Tasmanian Devils and baby Wombats to jumping dolphins and swimming with seals, episode two of “Travel Deeper Australia” is now live, and it’s all about the wildlife of Tasmania! I spent 10 days exploring the beautiful and wild island south of mainland Australia, and I can honestly say, it has been my favorite Australian experience to date. As I …