A Different Way to See the Sydney Harbor Bridge

May 21, 2015 8 Comments »

things to do in sydney

As I watched all of the little dots climb the Harbor Bridge in Sydney in the distance, I decided that I didn’t want to do what all the other tourists were doing. Instead of climbing the bridge, I wanted to sail under it. So much of Sydney culture is centered around the water and harbor. […]

Week In-stagram Review Surf’ss Up

April 17, 2015 4 Comments »

He said if the ocean horizon looks bumpy in the evening it means it’s going to be a big surf day tomorrow. He was right. The waves came in fast and furious landing on top of each other in a powerful white wash eruption. They slammed against the reef and sprayed high up in the […]

Roughing it in the Outback

August 14, 2014 7 Comments »

Kings Canyon Rim hike

I heard the howling as soon as I lay down to go to sleep. Dingoes. The sound came from my left; it felt as if it was far away. I hoped it was far away. I dozed off for a few hours, however it felt like minutes when I woke up again to more howling. […]

Australia from Above

August 5, 2014 14 Comments »

The first time I ever went up in a hot air balloon we had a crash landing. Ok – maybe that’s a bit melodramatic but I did end up with a bloody knee and a whole bunch of people on top of me as the basket drug along the ground. I called it a crash […]

Luxury in Nowhere

July 29, 2014 8 Comments »

I found myself wandering around the aisles glancing at magazines while trying to listen to the announcements on the airport PA system. As my eyes rolled over the massive amount of paparazzi photos and ridiculous headlines, one cover with a reddish-orange glow caught my eye. Prince William and Kate were impeccably dressed and lighted in […]

Uluru is Many Places I’ve Been Before

July 17, 2014 5 Comments »

Uluru walking path

  The sun was just starting to peak out around the reddish rock. I pulled down the brim of my baseball cap to shade my eyes as rays of light shot out of the clouds and onto my path. The path around the base of Uluru was nearly empty in this section. Not many tourists […]

Crazy is Beautiful!

July 15, 2014 8 Comments »

“Where are you staying?” the young woman asked as she was simultaneously ringing up our cheese purchase at the Jersey Girls Dairy Farm. “At Alure…” I started to reply as I was digging out my money. Before I could get any more of my answer out I was cut off, “Ohhhh you are glamping!” she […]

Pioneering the Scenic Rim Trail

July 10, 2014 10 Comments »

hiking Queensland

I waited at the edge of the road as the big truck passed by in low gear slowly climbing up Cunningham Gap otherwise known as Highway 15 in Queensland. I thought about what this pass would have looked like 186 years ago when explorer Allan Cunningham discovered it in 1828. After multiple attempts, he discovered […]

Life’s a Gold Beach

July 1, 2014 13 Comments »

My favorite thing to do while at Room753 was to go for a walk on the beach. Broad Beach and Surfers Paradise beach were some of the most expansive, pristine beach I’ve ever seen. The Gold Coast was peppered with a backdrop of skyscrapers and modern architecture. The sand was so beautiful it even squeaked […]

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