Life’s a Gold Beach

July 1, 2014 14 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 […]

Sun Kissed Australia

June 26, 2014 8 Comments »

uluru sunrise

There’s a reason why Here Comes The Sun is one of my all time favorite songs – the sun makes me happy.  I’m one of those people who need to see it and feel the warmth on my skin to be in a good mood.  Luckily Australia was just what the sun doctor ordered; I […]

10 Ways to Travel Like a Local in Southern Queensland Australia

June 24, 2014 7 Comments »

Want to branch off the well-traveled Sydney to Cairns tourist trail in Australia? Visit Southern Queensland, and head to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I was recently in Australia for 3 weeks exploring this hidden gem that can rival the typical tourists stops any day! It’s still a touristy area – but it’s full of […]

Home Sweet #Room753

June 17, 2014 4 Comments »

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It has sunk in this morning, hitting me like the big waves that I’ve been staring at on the beach. This is the first time in 2 ½ months that I’ve had a chance to sit and just reflect; to meditate on life a bit. As the waves rush in, the white water drowns my […]

Following the Gravel Road in Oz

June 10, 2014 9 Comments »

“Turn right in 200 meters,” my navigation instructed. The sky was full of moody clouds, the air was crisp, and I was singing along with the radio while dutifully listening to and obeying my Google maps navigation. Life was good. I was in the countryside of Queensland Australia, driving on the left side of the […]

How to Overcome Fear in Your 40’s

June 5, 2014 35 Comments »

surfing lesson australia

When was the last time you did something for the first time? A month, a year, 5 years, 12 years ago? Of course as we get older the time-frame seems to get longer and longer. When we were younger – everything was new and a ‘first’ – and then something happens. Are we too busy, […]

Turkey and Dolly Parton – Bizarro Sydney

November 30, 2006 1 Comment »

Photo: The famous landmark of Sydney To view all of my Australia Photography – click here! Upon arriving in Sydney I realized that this was really the first big, cosmopolitan city that I had visited since I left NYC. It was a welcome site – however that came with a price…costs like NYC! However – […]

Kindness of Strangers Down Under

November 24, 2006 No Comments »

Melbourne

The mission in Melbourne was to eat, party, and shop…never mind that I have no money…I was willing to forget that for a few days. The good news was that I have a friend who lives in Melbourne, PK, and I enlisted him to show us the nightlife. I knew I picked the right man…he […]

Best Way to Travel New Zealand is Hopping On and Off

November 12, 2006 1 Comment »

best way to travel new zealand

Note: Updated in 2017 – Magic Bus  no longer operates, however providers like Stray Bus and Kiwi Experience still do operation a hop on hop off option. Still a great option for solo travelers in New Zealand! My last days in New Zealand and I feel as if I was looking through a kaleidoscope for […]