16 Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Explore in Australia

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Grampians National Park

Adventurous travelers can visit the sandstone mountain ranges in Grampians National Park, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty in 1984. The national park is full of amazing stone formations like the Balconies — formerly called the “Jaws of Death,” or The Pinnacle, a lookout that gives stunning views over the Halls Gap area.

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Kangaroo Island

For a tiny island that only covers around 1,700 square miles, Kangaroo Island is chock full of activities for adventurous tourists. One of the most interesting is Little Sahara, an area of sand dunes where visitors can sand board or just enjoy the rippling sand that stretches over a mile.

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Kakadu National Park

Renowned throughout Australia for its dense concentration of Indigenous cultural sites, Kakadu National Park is a stunning piece of land a few hours north of Darwin. Visitors can visit Jim Jim Falls – an 850 foot waterfall — or head to one of the Alligator Rivers for a scenic cruise.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.