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Caves Beach Lake Macquarie

Caves Beach I Australia

Hi, I'm Matt.

I’m a mode agnostic traveller and this is my travel blog where I write about travelling in and from Australia on a budget.

Since 2012, together with my wife, I’ve made more than 21 different trips to 11 countries across so many more modes of transport than I ever expected to experience. From ships to planes to helicopters and hovercrafts, it’s been a series of amazing trips as we’ve explored further afield and gradually gotten further around the world. Some of our trips are short, weekend getaways and others are sojourns of a month or more (like the time we spent 32 days on the North Island of New Zealand).

"I love to travel slowly and really get to know a place, seeing the things that often get passed over on the main tourist routes."



Cruising is about more than just the destination, it’s also about how you get there. There is no other way to travel where you dine in a restaurant for dinner, go to bed in a fancy hotel, and wake up somewhere new!


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