The Road to Kata Tjuta

It simply takes your breath away. In the local Anangu language Kata Tjuta means "many heads", and whether you're looking at them close up, from a distance, or from deep inside the walking trails, that's exactly what it looks like. The giant, ancient red stones come out of no where and loom at the end of the road like you're entering another world. Although it is often a second thought to it's more famous neighbour Uluru, Kata Tjuta and it's 36 dome heads offer a completely different experience and are worth visiting in their own right. Spread over an area of 20km the domes of Kata Tjuta are believed to be about 500 million years old, and have been a sacred site to the local Anangu people for more than 22,000 years.
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A Complete Guide To Ayers Rock Resort

Posted on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

When visiting Uluru, you really have no choice but to stay at Ayers Rock Resort. It's the only town and place to stay around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with the only other options being free camping sites further out off the highway. Luckily, Ayers Rock Resort make it worth your while, offering a whole line up of free activities to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions of the Aboriginal people, as well as a wide variety of accommodation options to suit every type of traveller and budget. If you're coming to visit Uluru, here is a complete guide to the Ayers Rock Resort, and the tiny town of Yulara - your home in the middle of the Australian Outback. 

Top 10 Can't Miss Experiences At Uluru

Posted on Thursday, 14 September 2017

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has to be one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever been. Just the colours of the park alone were unlike anything I had ever seen before, with bright red sand, almost white grass and dark green trees surrounding the base of the infamous orange rock as well as the fields as far as the eye can see. But there is actually so much more to Uluru and Ayers Rock than just visiting the rock itself. From cultural experiences, artistic workshops, exquisite dining experiences and once in a lifetime evenings, there is something for everyone! Here are 10 of the best experiences at Uluru that you should absolutely add to your bucket list.

Discovering the Spiritual Heart of Australia

Posted on Monday, 11 September 2017

Uluru has long held the number one spot on my Australian bucket list. It is considered the cultural and spiritual heart of Australia, a place unlike any other sitting in the middle of nowhere in the vast outback of Central Australia. I had been aching to get to Uluru for years. I was actually beginning to feel like quite a bad Australian, as I had visited temples in Japan, jungles in Costa Rica and national parks in Southern Africa, but I was yet to visit one of Australia's greatest landmarks.

The Essentials: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Posted on Friday, 8 September 2017

Location: Northern Territory, Central Australia

Time Zone: Australian Central Time Zone, UTC +09:30.

A Guide To Droning In Australia

Posted on Thursday, 31 August 2017

Aerial photography might just be one of my new favourite hobbies. You get to see the world from a new perspective, experience views you might not have otherwise seen and take some epic photos! This weekend we area heading to Alice Springs and Uluru - Australia's great Red Centre. I am beyond excited, the Red Centre and the Northern Territory in general have long been at the top of my Australia bucket list, and I can't wait to experience it for myself. However, in my research about Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, I found out that there are a lot of rules surrounding photography and (unsurprisingly) droning in such a sacred area. So I thought I would put together a little bit of a guide to droning in Australia and everything you need to know to avoid any trouble.

Visiting The Grand Canyon, Arizona

Posted on Monday, 21 August 2017

Continuing on our National Parks of USA adventure, we headed South in Arizona to The Grand Canyon. It was technically our second visit to the Canyon. On our last visit to Las Vegas, we had taken a helicopter flight over the Canyon, however I was extremely unwell at the time, and spent most of the flight just trying not to be sick all over the people next to me. Needless to say, we were very excited about our second, but first real visit to the iconic American landmark.

10 Natural Wonders You Can't Miss in Arizona

Posted on Friday, 11 August 2017

The state of Arizona in the United States offers some of the most diverse and incredible natural wonders you could ever hope to stumble across. Yet they are all found in the same state, close enough together to fit into a road trip! How insane is that! With majestic turquoise waterfalls, red sand deserts, deep historic canyons, mountains topped with snow and a land full of cacti, it's hard to believe all these different environments can be squished into the same state. Here are ten natural wonders that you should definitely add to your Arizona bucket list.

Sitting On The Edge of Horseshoe Bend

Posted on Tuesday, 8 August 2017

There was one place in Arizona's desert land that had captured my attention more than anywhere else, so when we started planning our road trip through Arizona and California I knew I had to make sure we got there. For now, Horseshoe bend remains quite an off the beaten path attraction. There is no observation deck, or ticket fees to visit, there is no handrail or fencing to keep you away from the edge. There is literally just a dirt car park and a small trail, leading you to the horseshoe shaped bend in the Colorado River, offering you the chance to get your adrenaline pumping and sit on the edge of the 1,000 foot drop.

Exploring Monument Valley, Utah

Posted on Friday, 4 August 2017

Sitting on the boarder of Arizona and Utah, and part of the Navajo Nation is where you will find the iconic and infamous Monument Valley. The state line actually runs right through this the perfect picture of America's West. Where you could easily picture cowboys roaming the land on horseback. The Valley is all red roads and rock formations, and rather than being an actual valley is more like a wide, flat, desert like landscape, covered in rock formations towering over the roads. 

Road Tripping Through Arizona

Posted on Monday, 31 July 2017

Leaving Texas, our next stop in USA was Arizona. It was thankfully our last domestic flight in America (we were so over the super early airport call times), and we were planning to spend our last week or so road tripping through Arizona and California. We caught a 6am flight and landed at Phoenix Airport super early, ready for a long day of driving - approximately 6 hours out to Monument Valley.

Credit Cards + Travelling: Do You Need One?

Posted on Thursday, 27 July 2017

Credit cards can be super risky. There are hidden traps, high interest rates and lock-in contracts that you can't get out of. However, I can't deny that they come in extremely handy when you are travelling - especially internationally. If you're very smart about it, always think about what you're spending on it and don't think about a credit card as "free money" you can definitely take advantage of getting a credit card for your travels. Here's a quick guide to not getting trapped by a travel credit card.

Top 7 Things To Do In Dallas

Posted on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Dallas, the ninth largest city in America, is becoming more and more of a destination in the USA with flights paths into and out of the States using Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as their first point of contact in the country. But Dallas is not just a big airport for a long stop-over anymore, with more people taking the time to make the most of their layover, and explore some of the city. They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and from the highways to the cars to the portion sizes, they are not wrong. And this big big city has something for everyone.
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