About Ali

img_2346.jpgHey there!  Thank you for visiting Ali in Oz.  Launched prior to departing for Australia, Ali in Oz was built for the purpose of keeping in touch with friends and family.  However, as the site has matured, it has blossomed into a resource for fellow travelers, a place to offer guidance and inspiration.  Travel blogs have been tremendously helpful in my destinations research and I hope to offer the same to my readers.

A little about me: I’m a 30-something American who made the decision of a lifetime to spend a year abroad working and traveling in Australia.  I grew up in South Florida with my two parents and four younger siblings, all who have been incredibly supportive of my traveler’s spirit.

During the summer of 2014, I spent two weeks traveling in Italy by myself.  This was my first experience abroad and I soaked up every minute of it — I was hooked!  Upon returning from Italy, I began searching for additional travel opportunities be it cheap, free, or even paid.  At first I was planning to teach English abroad somewhere in Europe but when a friend of mine introduced me to the Australian Work and Holiday Visa in December 2014, everything changed.  Follow along with me as I share my travel adventures in Oz and beyond!