Kentucky Derby Tips for First Timers


The hats. The dresses. The horses. The roses. This what comes to mind when you think of the Kentucky Derby. But how do you prepare for actually attending the Derby? How do you know what to wear, bring, or expect? Step One – ask a veteran! This year I had the privilege of attending the 145th Kentucky Derby and, while I won’t proclaim expert status, I learned a lot in my first year’s attendance and am happy to share a few tips for first-timers.

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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 as rain forests and sand islands are gradually introduced into the tropical landscape. We had much to look forward to and several more stops ahead. First up, the beautiful Noosa!

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Australian Bucket List: Top 10

With my Aussie adventure a short 4 months away, I’ve created a bucket list of things I’d like to do while in Australia.  I imagine this list will continue to expand and change with time but these are the adventures I’ve been thinking about so far.  As I check each off my list, I hope to share all of the glorious details on this blog.  For now, enjoy the preview.  Did I leave anything off?  I welcome your suggestions.

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