George Dunn Travel Articles
Swagman #7 – Students and the Drifter – Sydney, Australia
George walked into a pub for a couple of beers and walked out with a new job. He also felt a little too close to home at a college party.
Swagman #9 – Short Days, Long Nights and the United Nations of Quarryman’s – Sydney, Australia
It's a bit ironic to travel around the world to a country and not encounter anyone from that country, but that's exactly the situation George finds himself in at the end of his second month.
Swagman #12 – On The Move – New South Wales, Australia
Travelling up the east cost of Australia, George stops in Byron Bay and then Nimbin, where he is offered more pot in one afternoon than in his entire life.
Swagman #11 – Winding Down – Sydney, Australia
With his brother about to leave town, and his own time in Sydney coming to an end, George makes an effort to experience Sydney - a bridge climb, a trip to the Blue Mountains, a booze cruise, and a 7 h
Swagman #10 – To Venture Out of Sydney – New South Wales, Australia
George Dunn had spent about two months in Sydney and had never ventured beyond its borders. A connection with a local enabled him to get off the well-worn backpacker trail.
Swagman #14 – Noosa and the Development of a Backpacker Town – Queensland, Australia
It seems to George that all a location needs is a beautiful beach, and the backpackers will find it, tell others about it and then money pours in.
Swagman #13 – Gold and Sunshine Coast Sandwich, BrisVegas Filling – Brisbane, Australia
Before leaving New York, George had promised his brother that they would go skydiving, and the time had come to deliver on that promise.
Swagman #20 – Back to Sydney, Down to Melbourne – Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
The run down the east coast has seen George's bank account dry up. Fortunately, there's plenty of free things to do in Melbourne.
Swagman #18 – Whitsunday ‘Sailing’ – Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Backpackers convene like moths to a flame to the many Whitsunday sailing deals offered in Airlie Beach, and very often get burned.
Swagman #19- Fraser Island – Fraser Island, Australia
George came to the conclusion that visiting Fraser Island on a self-drive tour is like living out the first episode of the show Survivor.