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Back view of a girl on a camel in the Sahara. Camel prints are embedded in the sand and the words What to Wear on a camel ride in Morocco

Best Sahara Desert Tour PLUS What to wear on a Camel Ride in Morocco

So you are going to Morocco? You are in for the ride of a lifetime! Did you know it's possible to spend a night in the Sahara Desert? A Morocco desert experience is a fabulous thing to do and we have some tried and tested tips for what to wear on a camel ride in Morocco. Morocco is a highly intoxicating country. As soon as I knew we were …

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Lake Eacham is an accessible swimming spot on the Atherton Tableland

Best Free Things to do Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands inland from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland Australia, are close to but much cooler than the coastal strip some 752 metres lower in elevation. When things are steamy on the coast, locals and visitors revel in the often mist-shrouded Tablelands. Find the very best free things to do in Atherton Tablelands, with notes for …

Platypus floating on top of the water Broken River Eungela Mackay

Where to Find Platypus in the Wild in Queensland

The answer to the question 'Where to Find Platypus' is of course AUSTRALIA, or more specifically the East Coast of Australia. We are Australian and until recently had not seen a platypus in the wild. On our latest Queensland Road Trip that all changed and we saw so many Platypus. It was incredibly exciting and really quite easy to do. It's all …

Blue Water at Scrubby Creek

Cardwell Spa Pools the Instagram Queen of Cardwell Swimming Holes

In summer Cardwell in North Queensland Australia is hot and sunny. With marine stingers and crocodiles known to inhabit the Ocean that shimmers across to Hinchinbrook Island and north to the Family Group of Islands, it is a priority to find a safe and pleasant way to cool off. Cardwell is a small community strung out beside the coast. The …

Carlton Street Kirwan Laneway Pink Elephant Street Art

Townsville Street Art – Top Free Thing to do in Townsville

At Budget Travel Talk we are all about free Townsville activities and a top free thing to do in Townsville is finding and enjoying Townsville Street Art. Townsville City Council has encouraged Street Art as a way of invigorating the City Centre and subsequently the City has a vibrant array of commissioned and non-commissioned art. You will hear …

Townsville Hoi Polloi Coffee and Cake

Hoi Polloi Townsville with a side of Townsville Street Art

I am a sucker for ambience. Well who isn't?  But it has to be the right kind of ambience and I like the brand that the Hoi Polloi Townsville Cafe dishes up. Where is Hoi Polloi Townsville? You will find this hidden gem of a coffee shop in Denham Lane Townsville at the back entrance of Agora House (1910). Agora House fronts Flinders Street East …

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