(Mis)Adventures in the South Island, New Zealand

In my opinion, the South Island is significantly more stunning than the North.  With the Sounds, Fjords, and Southern Alps, the natural beauty of the South Island cannot be paralleled.  Beauty aside, my ten days in the South Island was filled with hits and misses.  While I had perfect weather every day, a handful of myContinue reading “(Mis)Adventures in the South Island, New Zealand”

My Kiwi Experience

As a newbie to the wonderful world of travel, I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of countries around the world is limited; New Zealand is no exception.  I booked my trip two months prior to my departure date, selecting a one-week stint before returning back to Australia.  One week!  I amContinue reading “My Kiwi Experience”

Why Melbourne Is New Orleans’ Sister City

Have you ever stepped into a new city and felt several other cities staring back at you? This is what happened to me during my first week in Melbourne and, this time, the city I felt the strongest connection with was a city I call home, my New Orleans.   Now, to be fair, there areContinue reading “Why Melbourne Is New Orleans’ Sister City”

A Love Letter to Sydney

Dear Sydney, We’ve spent four beautiful months together and created memories which I will cherish forever.  I’ve hiked your coastal cliffs, sailed your harbors, explored your neighborhoods, wined and dined in your restaurants, viewed your highest points, and tanned on your beaches.  I can’t imagine a better place to spend my first few months inContinue reading “A Love Letter to Sydney”

Celebrating NYE in SYD

“There will be over a million people!” “You will need to arrive early and make a day of it.” “Most of the good vantage points are ticketed and will cost at least $150.” “All the free spaces are alcohol-free.” In the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, my head was spinning with information overload. Continue reading “Celebrating NYE in SYD”

A Night Out With Travel Massive

A friend of mine introduced me to Travel Massive before I arrived in Australia.  She lives in New York, is a travel blogger (@TheGlobeGetter), and is part of Travel Massive’s New York City chapter.  Knowing that I too have a travel blog, she suggested I join the Sydney chapter to meet up and network withContinue reading “A Night Out With Travel Massive”

My Top 10 Travel Moments of 2015

On January 1, 2015 I made a life changing decision.  I have never been one to set resolutions, but I knew this year would be different.  I decided 2015 would start with a promise to myself and I declared the new year to be “the year that lived”.  Wow – did I keep my promise!  IContinue reading “My Top 10 Travel Moments of 2015”

#TassieTrip: Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is Tasmania’s most visited national park, located on the western side of the island state.  The complete opposite of Tassie’s eastern beaches and towns, the west receives about 300 days of rain; my day trip to Cradle Mountain was during one of its many rainy days.  As with most mountainous regions, there isContinue reading “#TassieTrip: Cradle Mountain”