New South Wales

3 Australian Animal Racing Traditions that Need to Go

Australia has an obsession with racing animals. What’s disturbing is that people will travel vast distances to watch animals being raced. It makes you wonder what the appeal is, even after you analyse the cruelty involved. You’ll also find a predictable pattern when it comes to animal racing traditions in Australia. Wherever you find a …

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Small Cakes with Big Flavour: Q+A with Nicole Wright of Fresh + Frosted

Nicole Wright is in the business of making small cakes with big flavor. Her vegan cakes and treats business, Fresh + Frosted, is a hit among Sydneysiders at the Sydney Vegan Market where her creations sell out like hotcakes. But there is a subliminal reason why her cakes and treats are so popular.  She has …

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Vegan Cheese and More: Q+A with Melissa Murphy-Webster of AVS Organic Foods

Non-vegans lament they can’t eat cheese if they decide to go vegan. However, the vegan cheese movement is booming. AVS Organic Foods’ founder Melissa Murphy-Webster has been at the forefront of commercial vegan cheese-making in Melbourne since 2013. In recent years, her artisan vegan non-dairy cheese company has expanded to food products including sausage rolls …

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What You Need to Know about Australia’s Bushfires and How You can Help

As you know, destructive bushfires have been raging in parts of my home state of Victoria among many parts of Australia (particularly on the east coast). Many rural towns are under tremendous stress and uncertainty. A state of emergency was called for the entire state of New South Wales last week after 4.9 million hectares …

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The Ultimate Island Hop: 8 Top Australian Islands to Explore

Australia is the world’s biggest island and Australians are fortunate to access island life from wide-stretching beaches that orbit the country. Australia is also the mainland from which travellers can embark on the ultimate island hop, from balmy days spent off the Queensland coast, to the rugged and fresh outlook from Victoria’s south-eastern tip. Here …

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Travel to Lake Macquarie in May for Whale Watching

Lake Macquarie, one of Australia’s best spots to travel to for whale watching, is located on the coast of New South Wales, only a half-hour’s drive from the coastal regional city of Newcastle. Lake Macquarie is Australia’s largest coastal salt-water lake; the perfect destination for migrating whales in Australia, and for us who travel – …

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GPSmyCity: Customised GPS-Guided Travel for Meandering Travellers like You

As a meandering, mostly self-guided, traveller, I like to let the road lead me the way; from discovering local secrets and amazing local food to unwaveringly warm hospitality from the locals who know the area the most intimately.  I enjoy bringing my discoveries to the web through my blog, and sharing the deep insights that …

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Mapping Out a Vegan Foodie Tour of Inner City Sydney

Inner city Sydney has an insatiable appetite for vegan foodie locales, from the likes of eclectic Newtown, to the alternative digs in Enmore and the outer rim of Sydney’s central business district; all within walking and accessible by quick and affordable public transport. The day’s stock-standard three meals are covered for any traveller, though inner …

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