Matthew Long

SEO Analyst and aspiring Creative Writer

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I am a budding freelance journalist with a penchant for quirkiness and a debilitating case of wanderlust. I hope to one day combine the two characteristics in a way that will be profitable for all.

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06/24/2014
Best Family Friendly Beaches in Adelaide

As the school holidays approach, make the most of your time and enjoyment by taking the family on a trip to the great outdoors. Naturally it is important to know that your loved ones are safe, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 best family friendly beaches in Adelaide, so that the whole family can stay safe and sound these holidays.

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06/24/2014
Best Family Friendly Beaches in Perth

Enjoy all the excitement and activities that Perth has to offer during these school holidays. For the avid beach-goers, we have compiled a list of the best family-friendly beaches in Perth and the surrounding area. So grab the family and go and enjoy the delights of the seaside.

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07/09/2014
Gold Coast November Top 10 Things To Do 2014

Make the most of the sunny state and get yourself out into the great outdoors this November. From bird watching and golf to fun runs and swims,the Gold Coast has an abundance of events and activities happening around the city this month. 10.

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07/09/2014
Gold Coast November Top 10 Things To Do 2014

Make the most of the sunny state and get yourself out into the great outdoors this November. From bird watching and golf to fun runs and swims,the Gold Coast has an abundance of events and activities happening around the city this month. 10.

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06/17/2014
Top 5 Venues to Watch the Soccer World Cup

This year marks the arrival of the Soccer World Cup, and with a multitude of teams venturing to the Brazilian heartland to battle it out for national glory, where better to go to for live coverage than to a city simply brimming with bustling cultural vibrancy?

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06/30/2014
Sydney on Ice: An introduction to Sydney's Permanent Ice Skating Rinks

Winter time in Sydney is upon us. If you are wishing to push the boat out a little bit and are really trying to get into the winter spirit by embracing this mild influx of slightly breezy cool temperatures, then get your skates on and check out any of the five Ice skating rinks located around the city.

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07/02/2014
Sydney October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. Norton Street Festa 26 October 2014 Let loose in Leichhardt with the Norton Street Festa. Take a trip to 'Little Italy' and get into the party mood with a family-friendly fun day out. Expect carnival rides, dance competitions, rock climbing, jumping castles and puppet shows.

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07/03/2014
Newcastle October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. [email protected] Present - 31 October 2014 The WUPA festival is an aboriginal inspired arts exhibition which seeks to unearth Indigenous talent and unveil their creations to the public. Showcasing magnificent works of art over a 10 week period, the organisers aim to offer insight into the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal art and open the eyes and hearts of those who attend.

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07/03/2014
Brisbane October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan: Travel Guide 27 October 2014 These three classical guitarists will blow you away with their phenomenal composition, 'Travel guide'. It's all about a shared passion for good music and entertaining the crowd. Witness the combined skills of three different generations of classical guitarists with a classy blend of exceptionally produced music.

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07/03/2014
Adelaide October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. Cheesefest 25 October - 26 October 2014 Hello, is it Brie you're looking for? Well if so, then the Adelaide Cheesefest should be your next destination. With a delicious selection of homemade, skilfully crafted cheeses from all across the nation, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to satisfying your cravings.

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07/03/2014
Darwin October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 30 October 2014 October 30th marks the last market day until next April, so come down and find yourself a bargain before it's too late. Browse the many stalls of clothing, jewellery, home-wares and food made by talented locals.

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12/02/2014
Get fit for Summer in Newcastle

A warm breeze lightly kisses the exposed skin, brushing gently past with whispered promises of warmth and understanding. Lurking deep within the morning skies, winter turns its melancholic head into the welcoming summer sun, nodding farewell for another 6 months, leaving behind revellers and exercise bandits, eager to twist, turn and stretch their bodies into shape.

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12/02/2014
Top Yoga Spots Newcastle

Running headlong into the brick wall of health and wellbeing, Newcastle has transformed from a typical mining and coal town reminiscent of a few decades gone by, into a hipster-loving, ego-massaging, meditating realm of inner-positivity and spirituality.

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07/03/2014
Canberra October Top 10 Things To Do 2014

10. Ray White Race Day 24 October Put on your best attire, leave the kids with the babysitter and get ready for the Ray White Race Day at Thoroughbred Park. Free entry sees you into the grounds - all you have to do now is hope to pick a winner.

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08/18/2014
Hobart's Best Street Festivals

Blooming Tasmania Blooming Tasmania delivers a cultural wake-up call of flowery proportions to the locals of Hobart this spring, with a carefully-crafted series of floral arrangements showcasing the finest in Tasmanian floristry. The 2-month-long festival runs wild through H obart like an uncultivated beanstalk, captivating the locals in a vice-like grip of buds, petals and flowers.

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08/19/2014
Darwin's Best Street Festivals

Significant to the shores of the Territory, prepare to witness the arrival of a select few events and attractions that aim to engage the senses and satisfy the indulgent and creative artisans in your community.

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08/19/2014
Top Food Markets Perth

Deep from within your empty stomach, your body cries out in desperate anguish, hopelessly craving just a single morsel of delicious fresh food. You can't fight the good fight any longer. Give in and open your mind to some of the freshest and most delicious food markets in the Perth and surrounding areas.

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09/01/2014
Top Food Markets Adelaide

Amidst the cat-calls of the stall traders, nestled snug between the realms of satisfaction and delight, you'll clumsily stumble across a legion of luxuriant markets selling lavish treats. Reach not for the stars, but for the emptiness of your stomach, and seek out some amazing and delectable foods at some of Adelaide's top food markets.

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08/18/2014
Adelaide's Best Street Festivals

Meander through the insightful and enlightened Adelaide events guide as we give you a quick low-down on Adelaide's Best Street Festivals. Featuring a highly anticipated journey down cultural lane, and several awe-inspiring attractions to drive your senses into satisfaction overload, you'll be spoilt for choice in Adelaide this year.

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08/22/2014
Best Cooking Classes Sydney

Quite a number of people who have the dexterity to hold a kitchen knife think that they are also equipped with the skills to use it correctly, but more often than not, they are wrong.

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09/01/2014
Top Food Markets Darwin

A sanctity for aromatic delights and sumptuous local produce, take the taste buds to pleasure town at one of Darwin's many delicious food markets. Treat yourself and the family with a visit to any of the following Darwin food markets.

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09/01/2014
Best Cooking Classes Melbourne

A centralized culinary metropolis featuring some of the finest cuisine to ever take to the streets, Melbourne holds the key to unlocking the nation's underworld treasure chest of culinary delicacies. When the thriving, bustling streets become too much to absorb all at once, break away from Lygon Street's barterers and head to one of our mentioned cooking schools to experience the finest in Melbourne style cuisine.

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09/02/2014
Best 4WD Tours/Routes Townsville

Get back to nature by tackling Townsville's toughest and bounteous 4WD routes. We've compiled a daring list of tracks to take on so round up your team of reliable adventurers and head for the hills, mountains and creek-beds.