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    Imperial + Metric Conversion

    Heading over to the U.S. can be rather daunting if you’re not familiar with the imperial system, considering we here in Australia utilise the metric system. Below you’ll find some easy…

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    My Vegas Sweet Tooth

    In America, it’s quite common to develop a sweet tooth… and where I did was right in the heart of Las Vegas, home to many candy worlds – like M&M, Coca-Cola and…

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    Where to eat in Vegas

    In recent years, Vegas has emerged as one of the world’s greatest eating cities, home to many acclaimed celebrity chefs and restaurants. With cuisine offered from every part of the country…

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    3 hotels to visit in Vegas

    The Las Vegas Strip totals at just 7 kilometres along Las Vegas Boulevard South… and is a big check on the bucket list when visiting. Known for its mass of resort hotels and…

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    Las Vegas by Night

    After a few busy days of adventuring in LA, I was incredibly excited to board my flight to Las Vegas. It was like stepping into a scene of The Hangover, though its…

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    Why I chose Topdeck

    Being my first trip to the U.S., not only did I require a sense of security while travelling, I also wanted to get to know the area before I settled in…

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    Biking riding in Venice Beach

    After a morning of exploring Santa Monica, it was time to hit the pavements (quite literally) in Venice. Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighbourhood on the Westside of…

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    A day in Santa Monica

    After a few hectic days roaming the streets of downtown LA, a trip to Santa Monica seemed like the perfect getaway. First constructed in 1909, this magnificent pier was originally not…

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    H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D Sign

    Hollywood… this fantasy land is just about every child’s dream. Constructed in the 1920s, the Hollywood Sign is one of the most famous landmarks in Los Angeles. With each letter standing at…

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    Los Angeles: a short guide

    Los Angeles, you weren’t everything I had imagined… but you certainly were something. A memory that will be forever imprinted. From the palm tree lined streets… to the hot, muggy air……