This year has been a year full of page-turners, tear-jerkers, and belly-laugh inducing reads. If you’ve worked your way through the best books of 2015 and are looking for something to read the next time you’re on a plane or sitting on a beach, check out the 16 best books of 2016 (according to me). Note: Two […]
There is no city in the world that does brunch quite like Melbourne. It’s not uncommon for pancakes to be topped with fairy floss and for artistically plated dishes to rival anything you’d see in a gallery. When I arrived, I had big plans for an epic brunch blog compendium… but brunching in Melbourne is like playing […]
At 74 miles across, Melbourne is one of the largest cities in the world. For someone visiting, that can be intimidating. How in the world can a person be expected to experience all this town has to offer when it’s just so big? Public transportation in Melbourne is good, but when you’re on a mission […]
To Americans, Bali is an exotic locale, with its white, sandy beaches, volcanic mountains, and pristine reefs. Down Under, Bali is a getaway spot for a cheeky long weekend, with frequent, affordable flights ready to whisk Australians to a relaxing resort or a happening party scene. And to backpackers, Bali promises a cheap place to stay and eat with […]
I’m fairly certain that Australia is the only place in the world that grants a public holiday for a horse race. I knew the Melbourne Cup was a big deal, but was completely unprepared for just how much Australians love this race. The first Melbourne Cup took place in 1861 and has been the highlight […]
In a city like Melbourne, it’s easy to get swept away by all of the innovative treats. Every restaurant has something special. Looking for an egg that hatches to reveal a delicious dessert? You can find it here. Want a hot chocolate sweetened by a heap of fairy floss? Check! And if you’re in the […]
The largest sand island in the world is known by most as Fraser Island, but the indigenous name for this place is far more accurate. In the Butchulla people’s language, K’gari means paradise and this World Heritage-listed site lives up to its name. I joined a 3-day, 2-night 4×4 self-drive tour and camping trip from Rainbow […]
After spending a month traveling up the east coast of Australia by bus, I decided to take one day to travel my own way… which always includes lots of sweet stops. And so, without further ado… the sweetest day trip from Cairns.