Australia Needs Our Help

In 2015, I sold the majority of my possessions, packed a carry-on bag, and moved to Australia to start a new life adventure. It was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. While living in Australia, I traveled to each of its seven states, from the coastal cliffs in Sydney, to the redContinue reading “Australia Needs Our Help”

Photo Diary: The Great Barrier Reef

Purple starfish, sea slugs, blue spotted fantail rays, clown fish, and coral-chomping parrot fish are a few of the many colorful locals you’ll meet among The Great Barrier Reef. While it’s true that some of the reef is dying, a greater portion is still teeming with life. I had the privilege of snorkeling in twoContinue reading “Photo Diary: The Great Barrier Reef”

Your Hit List for Australia’s Capital Cities

With a country this massive, any visit to Oz requires prioritization. In just 8 short months, I’ve traveled all 7 states and explored 6 of the 7 state capitals. Looking for suggestions of what to see and do in each? I’ve got you covered with all my favorites!

East Coast Adventuring: From Brisbane to Cairns

While not quite half way, I’ve split my East Coast Adventure into two parts: From Sydney to Brisbane and Brisbane to Cairns. After 48 hours in Queensland’s capital, Beth and I began the second half of our journey, which included all of our day trips and overnight tours. The scenery between Brisbane and Cairns changes dramatically asContinue reading “East Coast Adventuring: From Brisbane to Cairns”

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

From the first time I caught a glimpse of Whitsunday’s magical, pristine beaches and its famous heart reef, I knew I would be prioritizing a visit. And as I sat with my travel agent to plan the East Coast Adventuring, I was most excited for this tour. I booked a two-day/two-night sailing and snorkeling tripContinue reading “Sailing the Whitsunday Islands”

Dingoes and Drop Bears on Fraser Island

As part of our East Coast Adventuring from Sydney to Cairns, my sister and I planned a 3-day/2-night beach camping trip on Fraser Island. We joined a crew of 21 others and our Drop Bear Adventures tour guide for a getaway on the world’s largest sand island. While many know this east coast island asContinue reading “Dingoes and Drop Bears on Fraser Island”

East Coast Adventuring: From Sydney to Brisbane

On April 29, my sister, Bethany, and I embarked on a three-week journey up the East Coast of Australia, departing from Sydney and heading to Cairns. We planned our route carefully after consulting travel agents, fellow travelers, travel blogs, and Lonely Planet. The drive from Sydney to Cairns is a long one – 29 HOURS!Continue reading “East Coast Adventuring: From Sydney to Brisbane”

5 Reasons to Love Perth

Large enough to be its own country, Western Australia offers much to explore. Situated in the southern half of WA, Perth is the state’s capital city and is my favorite among them. Throughout my travels I’ve met Australians and fellow backpackers alike who state ‘Perth is just too far away’ as their reason for notContinue reading “5 Reasons to Love Perth”

4 Places Worth Visiting In Australia’s South West

A quick two and a half-hour drive south of Perth opens up a gorgeous stretch of land waiting to be explored.  This is Australia’s South West and it is filled with crystal clear turquoise beaches, famous surf breaks, unique wineries, ancient caves, and classic towns to visit.  A perfect weekend escape from the city life,Continue reading “4 Places Worth Visiting In Australia’s South West”