Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

Discover Kuranda, Australia

Quaint, colorful Kuranda is a day trip worth its while. This little village is bustling and brimming with things to do and see. From art galleries to markets, from animal experiences to hikes, Kuranda is like a vacation from your vacation. And it’s not just a destination—the journey there and back is just as exciting.

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Take a Walking Tour of Sydney

Taking a walking tour of Sydney is an excellent way to see the sights relevant to your interests and learn about the city and its history. Here are some recommended tours, both self-guided and with a group, that are among the most interesting, unique, and downright fun options offered.

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Sydney’s Best Day Trips

Day trips offered in and around Sydney are mostly outdoor excursions immersing you in the land and culture of the country. These are tours in every sense of the word, which means you can expect a comfortable, accessible experience with nothing more challenging than a walk. Included are two great recommendations for sticking to the city or venturing out into the bush for more than a day.

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The best way to really appreciate the Sydney Harbour Bridge is to climb it. There are about 200 steps to get to the top, but the views are some of the best in Sydney. Here are all the ins and outs of BridgeClimb, including types of tours offered and a brief summary of what to expect from the experience.

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Unique Shopping in Sydney

Shopping in Sydney for a unique gift or treat for yourself runs the gamut from fine jewelry to bargain-store trinkets to discovering a true hidden bookstore treasure. If you’d like a shopping experience as much about the hunt as the find, read on for some of Sydney’s best independent and specialty shops.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.