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

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Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountain range is a group of 11 hills that rise sharply from the ground, near the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. They’re a fantastic site for hiking and rock climbing. Don’t miss the most famous peak, Mt. Tibrogargan, which people swear looks like a face staring out to sea.

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Phillip Island

Phillip Island, just off the coast of Melbourne, experiences milder winters than its big city neighbor, and is the home of many beautiful beaches. It’s an ideal site for whale and dolphin watching, and 3.5 million people per year come to see little penguins waddle their way across the island’s Nature Park.

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Named in honor of Bernard O’Reilly, a bushman who assisted in the rescue of passengers from a plane crash in the area in 1937, this rainforest retreat is an idyllic locale with many beautiful hiking trails. Some hikers have attempted to navigate their way to the wreck site solo, but a surer bet is going with a guided excursion.



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.