5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney

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We all know Australia is a huge, expansive country. It’s beyond crazy to think some people will visit and only barely make it outside Sydney, let alone the state of New South Wales! There is so much more to see and do in other great cities, and these are just a few of them. So, where are the best cities to visit in Australia that aren’t the not-capital of Sydney? Continue reading “5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney”

Best Things To Do In Fremantle Western Australia

Western Australia is famous for a few things; pristine beaches, maritime history, and a sunny climate are just a few. Best of all, the small city of Fremantle has all that and more. Discover the best things to do in Fremantle with this guide to a few key attractions and some of the best places to eat in Fremantle that’ll be sure to keep you busy on your visit.  Continue reading “Best Things To Do In Fremantle Western Australia”

Best Things To Do in Perth Western Australia – One Day Itinerary

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When you’re visiting one of the most remote cities in the world, where do you even start to find the best things to do in Perth? Well, worry not, fellow travellers. Here’s a roundup showcasing 5 of the best things to do on a day trip to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, including popular highlights and a couple of unusual activities! Continue reading “Best Things To Do in Perth Western Australia – One Day Itinerary”

Driving Cape to Cape From Perth to South West Australia – Western Australia Road Trip

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Road trips from Perth are an adventure along beautiful coastline providing views of stunning beaches and remote open spaces. Within a few short hours (short by Australian standards!) you’ll be far away from the metropolitan lifestyle and transported to blue ocean views and wineries galore. Here is our 2 day South West Australia road trip from Perth as we go Cape to Cape!  Continue reading “Driving Cape to Cape From Perth to South West Australia – Western Australia Road Trip”

Rottnest Island Day Trip Itinerary

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Vivid blue waters, adorable wildlife, a never-ending choice of stunning views, the freedom to cycle across an entire island. Does this sound like your ideal day out? Then Rottnest Island is the place for you. Just a short ferry ride away from the Western Australian capital is a paradise island just waiting for you to come and explore. Continue reading “Rottnest Island Day Trip Itinerary”

Where Would You Return To From Your Travels?

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We all get holiday blues on return from travelling, and as a part time traveller I’ve seen plenty of friends and colleagues visit the beautiful places I experienced while I’m doing the daily grind. Besides the obvious envy over the wonderful time they’ve had I’ve been wondering what I would have done differently and what I wish I could see again in more detail. Continue reading “Where Would You Return To From Your Travels?”

Suzy’s Suitcase: What I Wish I’d Packed

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We’ve seen the best things to pack in my (not literal) suitcase, and the packing items I regret lugging about, so what did I find a burning need for? What was I kicking myself over NOT packing? Crossing over with the previous parts, here are a few of the unexpected items I wish I’d had to hand!

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Wanderlist

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As my wanderlust itch is never satisfied, I’ve decided to follow an idea I’ve seen before and curate a collection of ideas to inspire my future travel plans and bucket list goals for around the world. I’ve included those which I’m lucky enough to have already crossed off, and the list is by no means complete as I imagine I’ll continue to add more and more when inspirations hits, and when I’m reminded of something amazing I’ve already done! Suggestions are most certainly welcome – sharing is caring! Continue reading “Wanderlist”

Suzy’s Suitcase: What Not To Take Travelling

We’ve heard about the wonders of the spoon and more in the list of my favourite items to take travelling, and now here’s the next part in Suzy’s Suitcase! This time we take a look at the things that in hindsight I really shouldn’t have bothered with, and what was better off left behind when packing for a long trip away!

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Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers

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Worried about travelling solo? You shouldn’t be! But I can understand the hesitation, it’s a big world out there and going alone can add additional worries. Whether you’re a female or male solo traveller, the thought of meeting new people is intimidating for lots of us. I’ve put together a few ideas that I found helped me find my feet and make new friends! Continue reading “Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers”

Backpacking Australia from Brisbane to Sydney

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Join along for the ride down the East Coast of Australia where we’ve already completed our Cairns to Noosa journey, and we’ll be going from Brisbane to Sydney in part 2! Exploring two hugely different cities plus everything in between, here’s what we did on our backpacking trip.  Continue reading “Backpacking Australia from Brisbane to Sydney”

Backpacking East Coast Australia: Cairns to Noosa

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Backpacking the East Coast of Australia is almost a rite of passage for many travellers in the part of the world. I began my journey down the coast in Cairns, eventually aiming for Sydney and via many beautiful stops along the way. Here you’ll find all the best places to visit on the East Coast of Australia on the first leg of the trip from Cairns to Noosa!  Continue reading “Backpacking East Coast Australia: Cairns to Noosa”

Best Things To Do In Melbourne: Beaches, Art, and Parks

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My second week in Melbourne saw me exploring more of the city itself. Monday was a very hot day which a couple of light showers in between, so I decided on a day to relax a bit and let myself recharge. I was also getting confused because I STILL hadn’t felt jet lagged in any way besides waking up slightly earlier, I definitely didn’t want it to hit at some later point!

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Exploring Melbourne CBD & Visiting the Great Ocean Road

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Most of my time spent exploring Melbourne to get my bearings involved lots of walking, lots of getting lost, and lots of gardens. Melbourne has many really beautiful (and surprisingly big) gardens across the city. In the midst of a bustling CBD it’s a refreshing break to sit among the flowers and trees with a fountain in the background. Continue reading “Exploring Melbourne CBD & Visiting the Great Ocean Road”

Phillip Island Day Trip

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My first day trip from Melbourne was an activity I had I vowed to do whilst in Melbourne: see the Penguins on Phillip Island! The Penguin Parade happens daily around sunset, and is magical, unique experience. Here’s my day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island, visiting koalas on the way and seeing the Phillip Island Penguin Parade!  Continue reading “Phillip Island Day Trip”

First Impressions of Melbourne

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The seemingly gruelling 24 hour journey from London was actually fairly painless despite having to basically sprint between gates during my flight transfer. I must say that Qatar Airways did a great job at keeping everyone entertained and well fed, I hardly noticed that the flight time to Melbourne took so long!

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Welcome to Suzy Stories

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Welcome to Suzy Stories! Where to start… After much time spent agonising over what to call my little ramblings I settled on Suzy Stories. I wanted to explain quickly what it was I’ll be using this blog for but to be quite honest I’m not too sure, so stories seemed to fit best (and who doesn’t love some alliteration?!). Other great ideas included ‘Suzy Sashays’, ‘Suzy Sight-sees’, ‘Suzy Struts’ and when things got really desperate ‘Suzy Sees Something’. Continue reading “Welcome to Suzy Stories”