Sofia

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I’m Sofia, a Portuguese native, who, quit my job, packed 20 kg of my life into a backpack and moved to Australia. I have been fuelled by my new life to experience more adventure rather than settle, pursing even more my desire to travel, explore and being outdoors. This blog aims to inspire, intrigue and encourage readers around the world to travel further, longer and wider and also to share my passion for an outdoor lifestyle.

A DAY IN BYRON BAY

We spent the day in Byron Bay .Mum was thrilled by the beauty of the spot.. It has been great weather for winter time… We did some walks to the lighthouse and along the area .. and mum went for a swim (MUM!!! it’s winter!!!!!! ) a couple of Victorians and Mum were the only […]

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COFFS HARBOUR – THE BIG BANANA

Paul had a meeting in Coffs Harbour and I join him to have a look around..     Coffs harbour’s ferrous-concrete banana – 13m long, 5m high and 3 m wide- has been hailed as a national icon. Then again it’s also been voted “the most bizarre and grotesque tourist attraction in the world..(and I […]

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LENNOX HEAD

Went to Lennox Head and sat down on the bench watching the surf.. an old fellow came along and started to chat with me about Lennox… It’s a little coincidence that the population of Lennox Head is currently listed as 1973. Most of the residents of the small rural town would be happy for Lennox […]

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GOLD COAST MARATHON

In one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world – the Gold Coast in Australia – is an event that motivates and challenges tens of thousands of people of all ages and abilities. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon was this weekend, featuring a 42.2km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km Challenge and […]

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THE SUPERBANK

Surprisingly, a freak of nature wasn’t responsible for the world’s longest ocean wave. Sand-pumping barges in the Tweed River, perfectly positioning 1 Km south of the Superbank, deposited just the right number of golden granules to create the flawless and seemingly endless tropical cylindrical tube. It’s the formula 1 of surf breaks: fast, furious and […]

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BEST WAYS TO EKE OUT YOUR HOLIDAY MONEY

Pressed for cash? You don’t need bucket loads to have a great travel experience.. House swap or house sit Scrimp on transport (click here to read “how to get cheap air fares”) Negotiate & gamble Pedal power Surf couch Get more bang for your buck Love low season Share & self-cater Camp Get a job […]

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