10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Humans have existed on the planet for a small period of time. So small that in face if the entire lifetime of Earth was symbolized as one year, then the humans would have come into existence at the 59th minute of the 23rd hour on the 31st of December. When compared to the entire universe this seems like no…

Hillforts

A hillfort (or hill fort) is a fortified mound used either as refuge or for a settlement. They were built on the apex of hills as a defensive technique, however, not all hillforts were built on hills. Hillforts are primarily found throughout Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Europe, although there are similar structures found all…

Former UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following sites have been delisted from the UNESCO World Heritage List, causing them to lose conservation funding and grants, and the title of holding a World Heritage Listed site. Even though these places have been delisted, you can still visit them. 1. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman Now known as the Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve.…

I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List…

Today I crossed a world heritage site off of my bucket list…but not because I went there. I crossed it off because it has been destroyed. It is no longer the incredible 2000 year old site in Iraq which has been long known for the well preserved artefacts and integrity of the structure. It is…

Showing Courtesy at World Heritage Sites

Every World Heritage site you visit will have general rules for your behaviour whilst visiting the site, but what is culturally appropriate and what is not? Respect Behaving appropriately at any World Heritage site all boils down to respect. Respect of the place and respect of the peoples. High levels of visitation, recreational activities, illegal…

Backpacking Queensland: Mini moke around Magnetic Island

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! 300 kms south of Cairns is our next stop on this backpacking adventure through Queensland, beautiful Townsville and nearby Magnetic Island. Townsville is home to one…

Backpacking Queensland: Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a must see on any Australian…

Fraser Island: Camping vs Resort Stay

There are several options to consider when staying at Fraser Island; from camping sea-side on the beach front camping grounds, to rental houses, to resort style accommodation. Camping When considering camping at Fraser Island remember that you aren’t just a drive to the shop if you forget something. Due to the barge only access to…

Paradise in the Southeast: Escape to Fraser Island

The largest sand island in the world, home to lush rainforest, stunning wildlife including the infamous ‘Fraser Island Dingo’ and once in a lifetime sights, not seen anywhere else on earth. I’m talking about Fraser Island. Just a short barge trip from either Inskip Point or River Heads, the island is accessible by four-wheel drive…

Historical Sites in the South Burnett

I begin this post by respectfully acknowledging the Wakka Wakka People, Traditional Owners of this land I am writing about, and Elders both past and present. Please note there will be another post specifically dedicated to the Wakka Wakka people and their history. The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located…

Eat Like The Locals: South Burnett

The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located a short drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where forests, farmland, creeks and the beautiful green hilly countryside is common. The area is filled with cultural and natural heritage attractions, as well as a ton of places to try the…