Australia is awesome!!! We spent a month traveling up the East Coast from Melbourne to Cairns. Australia is also EXPENSIVE. We knew this going in and it’s part of the reason we went to Australia (and New Zealand) first. It’s also the reason (some of) our habits changed, quickly. I mean, sometimes you want a […]
Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie!
Or something like that… Finding a cooking class in Australia was wayyyy tougher than I expected. All of the classes I found were for Italian, or Japanese or Thai. None for what I considered to be authentic Australian food. I did find one in Brisbane, but we didn’t end up going to Brisbane. So I […]
Swimming with Nemo
On Monday, I decided to splurge and go on another scuba diving trip, this time out of Port Douglas on the Silversonic Diving and Snorkling Adventures to the outer ribbon of the Great Barrier Reef at Agincourt Reef. We went to three diving sites and I went diving at the first and third. My goals […]
Greyhound…it’s been real
Our last Greyhound journey in Australia took us from Mission Beach to Cairns (probably the shortest one yet, just under two hours which felt like nothing). The Greyhound adventures have been an interesting experience and fun, in a way. The best part is that it’s REALLLY nice not to have to pack in a way […]
After Magnetic Island, we stopped in Mission Beach on the way up to Cairns so I could go skydiving in one of Australia’s best skydiving locations where you jump from 14,000 feet and land on the beach! This was also our first location since we started the trip where we just got off the Greyhound […]
Along with skydiving, we also got to visit an animal rescue center in Mission Beach and hold a baby joey wallaby named Dylan. Me and the wallaby joey, Dylan Me & Dylan with the blue tongue lizard Hope, the rescue wallaby who was attacked by a dog
The only reason for our night on Magnetic Island…champagne breakfast with a koala. (me & Danielle at breakfast) (Noah in a tree) (my new best friend, Noah) (holding a baby salty…salt water crocodile) (feeding Shadow) (a mom and her baby)
I’m on a boat! (sailing the Whitsundays)
We left Saturday morning on our sailing adventure through the Whitsundays. We headed down to the marina and meet our boat, the Wings II Diving Adventures. Our crew consisted of Captain Cookie (not to be confused with Cap’t Cook), Skipper Woody and our cooks Harriett and Veronica. Our catamaran held about 25 guests and our […]
After a 15.5 hour overnight Greyhound bus trip, we made it to Airlie Beach! We stayed at the Nomads in the newly renovated 8-bed dorm rooms, which had TWO showers. By far, one of the nicest and cleanest hostels we’ve stayed it thus far. After hitting the beach for a few hours, we went ahead […]
If attacked by a dingo, defend yourself. Aggressively!
On Sunday we arrived in Rainbow Beach, which is basically one of three spots you go to in order to get to Fraser Island. We got oriented, had a burger and beer, hired (rented) our sleeping bags, watched the Olympics (our tiiiinny hostel had all the Foxtel Olympic channels, who knew!?) and went to bed. […]