About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.

Christmas Is Coming

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Christmas is just around the corner, and it certainly is obvious. Every supermarket, office and shopping mall in Sydney is decked out in tinsel and christmas trees galore. But it’s exciting, right? We’re all out buying Christmas presents and picking …

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Typical Australian Souvenirs

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When you visit Australia, you’re in for a whole new experience. The culture is different, the climate is different, and the native animals are different. We have all kinds of weird rules and road signs, and our sense of humour …

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Beating Jet Lag

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Travelling is one of the most exciting things you can experience in life, and when you find yourself in a new place, there’s nothing better than to go exploring. But when you’re travelling long distances, it’s not uncommon to be …

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A Day At The Races

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A typical Australian tradition that everyone who visits must experience is a good old-fashioned day at The Races. Girls gather your girlfriends, don your prettiest frocks, and pin a fascinator in your hair. Guys, suit up in your finest threads, …

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Mildura

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The friendly town of Mildura provides holiday goers with the ideal setting to relax, dine and explore. With plenty of affordable caravan and camping spots, Mildura is the perfect place for families to visit during the school Summer holidays. Its authentic, …

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Make The Most Of The Australian Coast

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When you visit Australia, you’ll no doubt be excited to jump into the Australian coast – the beach, the harbour, you name it, we’ve got it. Australia is renowned for its coastline, and it’s one of the more popular tourist …

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A Medical Holiday with a Difference

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“A medical holiday with a difference,”that’s what Janice called it. And really it was an ingenious idea. There were five of us; all Sydney University Medical Students. We’d helped each other through the long, painful process of our degree. But …

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Melbourne Music Week

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Music festivals are everywhere these days. Agents bring in artists from all over the world to perform to crowds of thousands. You get sweaty, rowdy, and uncomfortably close to the people around you. It’s a new kind of music appreciation …

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Brisbane International Film Festival

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Australian films get a bit of a bad reputation sometimes. They aren’t as large-scale as the movies in America, they don’t cover the most interesting stories, and they often end up stereotyping another Aussie outback narrative. But that’s just a …

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Summer Music Festivals

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Summer is virtually here already. You can feel it in the air, when the humidity sticks to your skin. You can feel it on the pavement when it’s warm first thing in the morning. And with summer comes a lot …

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Experiencing Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage

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Australia’s Aboriginal heritage is an imperative aspect of the country’s history and culture. When travelling to Australia, visitors often discount the importance of Aboriginal culture to the development of the country’s present day values and traditions. Similarly, many Australians bypass …

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Limestone Coast – Road Trip off the Beaten Track

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Australia is swarming with incredible, world renowned locations that cause people from all over the globe to trek to our shores. Australia is just as abound with areas that are not so well known but are just as stunning – …

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Eden

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For those of you with an adventurous streak, an interest in exploring and a knack for finding your way, then we couldn’t have anything more perfect for you. This summer, jump in a caravan, a moving home, whatever you want …

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Cairns – Australia’s Tropical Paradise

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Cairns is one of the most luscious and majestic locations in the country where all the best things Australia has to offer intersect. Whether you’re looking for one of the most abundant marine areas on the globe, which is also …

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Fabulous Fremantle

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While the typical holiday attractions for tourist in Australia tend to be scattered along the east coast, the west has its own collection of rivals. Everything from the Margaret River to Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia is pulling out the …

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Margaret River Wineries

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It hasn’t even been 50 years since the first grapes were planted in Margaret River winery estates, and yet the reputation of one of the finest wineries in the world makes it an ultimate destination. More of an adults holiday …

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Travel Jobs In Australia

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Living in Australia, there is too much culture, history and beauty to be ignored. Despite living in the country itself, Australians very rarely see what this wonderful land downunder has to offer. We’ve got everything from tropical rainforests and glorious …

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Top 5 Tourist Sydney Pubs

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Pubs are the perfect place for travellers to hang out because it provides them with an enjoyable, entertaining and authentic experience of a particular area. Sydney pubs are not only relatively cheap places to quench a thirst or satisfy your …

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Pre- and Post-Travel Medical Check Ups

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One of the most essential preparatory requirements for journeying overseas is to ensure you complete the necessary travel medical check ups both before and after a trip. Because we are accustomed to our country of origin’s climate and environment, changing …

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A True Australian Experience

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When it comes to visiting Australia, there are some things you just have to do. Catch a ferry under the Harbour Bridge, swim in the Great Barrier Reef, see Uluru in the Red Centre. Wherever you come from, or wherever …

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