Easter Getaway

Easter is one of my favourite times of year because (almost) everyone gets work off and you can spend time with friends and family. This year my extended family and I headed down to Goowla (like we did last year) for some well deserved rest and relaxation and wine. Steve & I were then supposed to be heading over to […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Melissa, a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Cristina Márquez, and I am a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation from New College of Florida (USA) and an MSc in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). During my undergraduate degree I was lucky enough to travel all over the […]

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Update on “24 item Bucketlist for 24 years”

I made my Bucketlist when I turned 24 in October last year, and I am proud to say that I have been ‘walking the walk’ and have already ticked off 4 items (see below). Hopefully more can be achieved before my next Birthday!   Visit Iceland See a wild Orca Get better at surfing Write a book Present at a conference Go to a World Surf League event See a wild polar bear See the Northern Lights Visit Antarctica Get my diving certification Swim with whale sharks Publish my research Swim with manta rays Visit Uluru Be on TV Get better at snowboarding Visit Seattle See a wild blue whale Help create an ethical tourism organisation and/or work for one Live in New Zealand for a little while Do a van road trip See snow falling from the sky Visit Hawaii Get my PhD!

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Katia, cruise ship expedition guide.

Katia completed her PhD in Marine Biology and is currently working as a cruise ship expedition guide! This day in the life post shows off one of her days on a cruise ship from Myanmar to Bali. If you want to follow more of her adventures and see more of her amazing photographs follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katianicolet/ 5:00am – Rising with […]

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Current favourite instagrams

I thought I would provide a list of my five current favourite instagrams, because I love discovering new accounts & sharing those that inspire me. Worldwanderlust: https://www.instagram.com/worldwanderlust/ Brooke has been my favourite travel blogger for years now ( & I was lucky enough to meet her in person). She doesn’t post as frequently anymore, but she will still give you major […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Rachel an environmental health specialist and ‘theblondebiologist’ blogger.

A Day in the life of Rachel (environmental health specialist and ‘theblondebiologist’ blogger): Hi, I’m Rachel and I have always been passionate about the ocean and marine life, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate that into my career.  While on a research trip to Belize during my senior year of university, I realized how important it is for the […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Steph, a PhD student & manta ray researcher.

A day in the life of Steph (PhD student & manta ray researcher): PhD candidate at University of Western Australia (UWA) and manta ray researcher at the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Steph Venables spends her time between Perth, Western Australia and Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Her research focuses on the population genetics of reef manta rays in Raja Ampat and Mozambique. For Steph the […]

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