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 Fraser Island camping trip and 4×4 self-drive tour from […]
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.
What kind of crazies would fly for 17 hours around the world to visit Australia for one week? My very best friends on a mission to help me ring in my birthday and celebrate my new ’30 and flirty and thriving’ status. I am planning to spend an entire year in Australia, and know that […]
I didn’t cross riding a Vespa in Italy off my Be Brave list. It got switched to riding a motorbike in Thailand. I assessed the situation when I arrived and decided that there’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I didn’t want to be one more bruised and broken backpacker statistic, so it didn’t […]
Like many great friendships forged in the 21st century, Abby and I became friends through Instagram. She’s a Sydney local and has recently launched Travel Scavenger to introduce travelers to off-the-beaten-track adventures and hidden local gems. Her advice kept me happy and well-fed while in Sydney, so I couldn’t think of anyone better to share her favorite foodie spots! Sydney is […]
When I planned to spend Christmas Down Under, the images that came to mind were beach barbecues, Santa in board shorts and flip flops (or thongs as they’re called in Australia), and kangaroos hanging out in the sunshine. I’d heard stories about shoe-melting temperatures and a sun that scorches even the most conscientious sunscreen-wearer. But […]
“You don’t have to go. You can stay home. It’s up to you. But if you let fear stop you from doing what you really want to do, you’ll regret that forever.” ― Allison Vesterfelt, Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage You could say that I’ve had a case of sweet wanderlust my whole […]