Discovering the beauty of Rottnest Island

I created my Australia bucket list in April 2015, five months prior to beginning my adventure, and without much knowledge of the great country that is Australia. I had a few ideas of what I wanted to see thanks to the help of travel blogs, Lonely Planet guides, and Instagram, and from there, I createdContinue reading “Discovering the beauty of Rottnest Island”

Finding Stability While Traveling

Stability is a part of life that we often don’t realize we need until it is stripped away, whether by choice or circumstance.  When we lack stability, we are often in search of it again.  The art of traveling is, at its core, the opposite of stability, and yet, even while on the road, weContinue reading “Finding Stability While Traveling”

Top 5 Outback Moments

Gone are the lush green mountains and the shimmery ocean blues. I’m 1,500km inland and surrounded by earth tones of red, orange, and brown. Singular straight dirt roads crisscross the land as the dry green trees and dust fill my view. I’m in Alice Springs, the town where I’ll begin my Outback adventure. This isContinue reading “Top 5 Outback Moments”

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”