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”

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”

Exploring New Zealand’s North Island

AUCKLAND Auckland was my introduction to New Zealand, and a well-received one at that. This city gets a lot of flack from travelers and Kiwis alike, but I felt it had much to offer, particularly with all of the islands to explore dotting its harbor. I arrived late into the city and settled in, readyContinue reading “Exploring New Zealand’s North Island”