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Dan

Just your average guy doing his 9 – 5 job as a Senior Payroll Officer by day, writing about his travel adventures and hopefully giving you inspiration and ideas for your next travel adventure here at loneXplorer…

Blue Mountains, New South Wales
in New South Wales, Travel Blog

Day Trip to Sydney’s Blue Mountains & the stunning Three Sisters

Visiting the Blue Mountains is a great day out for anyone planning to visit Sydney and is looking for an experience that takes them away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Located an hour and half outside of Sydney, you wouldn’t know it once you got there that you’re so close to Australia’s largest city. Whilst visiting the Blue Mountains you’ll be...

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09 Jul 2017
Cairns Skyrail, Cairns, Queensland
in Far North Queensland, Travel Blog

Exploring Kuranda & the Cairns Skyrail, Far North Queensland

Spanning an incredible 7.5 kilometres, the Cairns Skyrail is a unique way to experience the rainforest as you float majestically high above the canopies of the prehistoric World Heritage listed rainforest below. Taking one of the 114 gondolas from Cairns to Kuranda or vice versa, visitors will reach heights of 545 metres above sea level and with the highest tower souring 40.5 metres you gain...

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14 Jun 2017
Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba, Queensland
in Far North Queensland, Travel Blog

Meeting Rock Wallabies at the stunning Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba, Far North Queensland

Visiting Far North Queensland doesn’t have to be all about tropical rainforests, once you start to head inland the landscape begins to change dramatically. One of the lesser known gems of the region is called Granite Gorge Nature Park which is located just outside the town of Mareeba and is only an hour and a half drive from Cairns. Granite Gorge Nature Park is the...

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11 Jun 2017
Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia
in Hotel Review, South Australia

Hotel Review: Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, South Australia

Adelaide is a diverse city with its relatively small CDB surrounded by extensive parklands and home to the redeveloped and world renowned Adelaide Oval. Home to the Adelaide Hills and an array of Wineries, Adelaide is the ideal getaway city to experience when you want to take it easy, watch the world go by and winery hop around the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide...

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24 May 2017
Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia
in South Australia, Travel Blog

I’m sorry Adelaide, I tried to like you – Making the most of Adelaide over a long weekend, without visiting a winery

As a passionate Victorian it is my responsibility as a dedicated patriot of my fine state, to look down upon South Australia, and as a Melbournian more specifically, to look down upon the capital, Adelaide. While it’s true that most of Australia looks down at Adelaide as being a bit of a backwater city it’s actually a nice place to get away for a long...

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24 May 2017
Hotel Review: Peppers Beach Club & Spa Penthouse Suite, Palm Cove, Queensland
in Far North Queensland, Hotel Review

Hotel Review: Peppers Beach Club & Spa Penthouse Suite, Palm Cove, Queensland

Travelling to the Cairns region in Far North Queensland, you are presented with a number of options when it comes to selecting somewhere to stay and on my most recent visit I opted to stay at the Peppers Beach Club & Spa. If you’re looking to stay in central Cairns you’ll be right in the thick of it with the laid back hustle of the city...

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06 May 2017
Dubai Fountain, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
in Travel Blog, United Arab Emirates

Sailing the Dubai Fountain & Scaling the Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates

Currently the world’s tallest man made structure, the Burj Khalifa is an awe-inspiring inspiration of what man is capable of, soaring to an unbelievable height of 830 metres. In a city where everything has to be big and bold, the world’s tallest tower is also accompanied by the world’s largest fountain, the Dubai Fountain. Although the Burj Khalifa won’t be the tallest for long as...

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13 Mar 2017
Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
in Hotel Review, United Arab Emirates

Hotel Review: Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Finding a hotel in Dubai is an exhausting task and I was really pleased when I came across Yassat Gloria Hotel & Apartments. There are literally hundreds of options to choose from and it can be quite expensive to stay anywhere decent, especially somewhere that is close to transport options. The key to booking a hotel in Dubai is to do it as early as...

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07 Mar 2017
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s Amazing Sky High Garden

Modern, striking, bold and eye catching are just some of the buzz words that come to mind when describing one of Singapore’s modern attractions, Gardens by the Bay. Visiting Singapore you have a wide array of cultural experiences to immerse yourself in but no visit to the city state is complete without experiencing what is without a doubt one of the icons of Singapore. Gardens...

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06 Mar 2017
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
in Hotel Review, Singapore

Hotel Review: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore & that Infinity Pool

Welcome to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s newest and most modern destination, with the main focal point for this modern corner of the city state being the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This hotel is a destination in itself and is a must stay even if you do it just once in your life for that luxurious experience. Of course staying here is also the only way you’re able to use...

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01 Feb 2017
Amman Citadel, Amman, Jordan
in Jordan, Travel Talk Tours Egypt & Jordan Discovered

Petra to Amman via the Dead Sea & Kerak Castle – Day 13 to 15 Travel Talk Egypt & Jordan Discovered Tour

After spending an amazing day in the Lost City of Petra the Travel Talk Tours Egypt & Jordan Discovered Tour is slowly coming to a close as we enter the final stage of the tour departing Petra and continuing the journey north with stops today at Kerak Castle and the Dead Sea before arriving at our final destination the capital of Jordan, Amman. Previously on this tour the group was able take...

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