Hello everyone! I am currently in Cairns, and thankfully, I am staying at one of the nicest hostels I ever stayed at.  This hostel rivals the fantastic hostel I stayed in for my six-day stint in Queenstown, New Zealand.  Interestingly, I learned about this hostel, Travelers’ Oasis, from a gentlemen I meant while staying in the nice hostel in Queenstown . The Travelers’ Oasis has all the amenities that the other hostel had, but what stands out about this hostel is that it is quiet. For the last…

Continuing my journey north, the next stop on my itinerary was Airlie Beach.  Airlie Beach itself isn’t much. Similar to Noosa, it is one major street along Australia’s beautiful coastline. Most backpackers come here for the Whitsundays. The Whitsundays, according to the infinite wisdom of Wikipedia, “are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, situated between just south of Bowen and to the north of Mackay, some 900 kilometres (560 mi) north of Brisbane.”

After Fraser Island I took a bus to Hervey Bay. This destination was only for one night and was meant to be a recovery from the abuses of Fraser Island. The hostel, Flashpackers, was extremely nice. It had a full cinema complete with couches, bean bags, 600+ movies, a projector, and surround sound. I was in audio visual heaven. If I had a hard drive I could have taken all the movies. The movies were all given to the hostel by other backpackers who stole them from other…