uluru

Last Updated on September 9, 2019 If you’re debating whether or not traveling to Australia’s famous sandstone monolith, Uluru, (a.k.a. Ayer’s Rock) is worth the journey/cost…it most definitely is. Uluru was my favorite memory of our time in Australia. The area is literally in the middle of nowhere in Australia, but for me, that was the best part. It was a wonderful way to connect with the world around you (sans cell phone reception) and learn about a very sacred… Read more »

mahi-mahi

Last Updated on November 5, 2019I mentioned in a blog post last week that my hubby and I were going Marlin fishing! We’ve been trying to go for a couple of months now, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating. But last week, we finally had one good day, and we took full advantage of it. Unfortunately, we didn’t actually catch any Marlin. You can help your chances of catching some fish like Marlin by getting a marine GPS to take… Read more »

great barrier reef

Last Updated on October 25, 2019My experience snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef was the stuff dreams are made of. I honestly don’t feel this post will do the day justice, but I hate to say “you had to be there” in a travel post. Haha. So, I will do my best to show just how awesome this day was…complete with pretty pictures and videos and some fun tips! And if you find yourself traveling to Cairns to check out The… Read more »

Koala Gardens Kuranda

Last Updated on June 7, 2019Now we’re getting to the fun stuff! Day 2 of our trip to Cairns was amazing! Now, you might have never heard of the town of Kuranda until now. I certainly hadn’t until I booked this trip…but honestly, this day was just as much fun for me as the Great Barrier Reef (more on that on Monday)! And I was able to bring coffee with me, so it really started well. Haha. Kuranda Scenic Railway… Read more »

rex lookout

Last Updated on June 7, 2019I hate to keep being such a Negative Nancy on the blog (two Mondays in a row – sorry!), but I really don’t want anyone else to make the same mistakes I did if I can help it. And I promise next Monday’s post will be all rainbows and sunshine filled with a giveaway! But before we get to that, I’m first going to do my best to convince you why you shouldn’t waste a… Read more »

bondi icebergs

Last Updated on June 7, 2019If you like this post, it is now available as a self-guided walking tour via GPSmyCITY. Click here to download it. You might not have heard of Icebergs until now, but chances are you’ve seen photos of their iconic oceanside swimming pool. And to say they have some of the best dining views in Sydney, would be an understatement! I decided to dedicate an entire post to Icebergs Dining Room & Bar because it was… Read more »

scratch off map of the world

Last Updated on June 7, 2019 This year for Christmas I received a fun gift from my sister and brother in law. It’s a poster that is a map of the world, and you can scratch off the countries on the map that you’ve visited. Pretty neat, right? I love it! But it also made me realize that I have A LOT of countries left to “scratch off.” And while I do clothing wishlists pretty frequently, I thought it would… Read more »

Sydney fireworks from Mrs Macquaries Point.

Last Updated on December 10, 2019Watching the Sydney fireworks for NYE from Mrs Macquaries Point is one way to see them for free. This post is explaining what to know before you go + whether or not the wait is worth it! With millions and millions of dollars going into Sydney’s spectacular NYE firework show each year, it’s an event that can’t be missed if you’re in the city. I’ve never seen anything as incredible as this fireworks display! But… Read more »

Sydney sunset

Last Updated on November 13, 2019Wondering how to spend 3 days in Sydney, Australia? This post is sharing my ultimate 3-day itinerary for Sydney – and I’ve been living here for 6 months now!  *If you like this post, it is now available as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. Sydney is a city with some very unique activities and sights to take in. I mean, how many city’s activities include scaling a bridge to relaxing on… Read more »

camel ride

Last Updated on October 27, 2019 One thing to be aware of before visiting Uluru in Central Australia is your entire trip will be based around sunsets and sunrises. And for me, personally, not being a morning person & needing obscene amounts of caffeine to survive…I find sunsets to be much more enjoyable! So, I really wanted to make our sunset experiences memorable when booking activities. After a little bit of research, I settled on a sunset camel ride for… Read more »

Valley of the winds

Last Updated on October 20, 2019 After hearing I spent a few days near Uluru, most people are curious as to what I did exactly. After all, isn’t there just the big rock out there? However, even within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, there’s an entire rock formation even LARGER than Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), that you can hike and enjoy. I would argue that Kata Tjuta is even more impressive than Uluru. However, like Kings Canyon (mentioned in this here post),… Read more »

Priscilla's Crack

Last Updated on October 1, 2019 When travelers think of Australia’s Red Centre, inevitably Uluru (a.k.a. Ayers Rock) immediately comes to mind. But that great, big rock is not the only amazing formation in Central Australia. I’ll be covering a few spots to visit if you’re venturing to this part of Australia, but I’ll first be starting off this series with my favorite part of our trip to The Red Centre – Kings Canyon. (Click here to see the other… Read more »

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Last Updated on September 22, 2019Sharing two bushwalks that are outside of Sydney but still easy enough to get to using public transport. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park & The Blue Mountains will get you out of the city and into the Australian bush! FINALLY! I went into Australian nature and actually saw some rather scary looking wildlife! Haha. (Pictures are below.) I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen, but I finally saw some interesting creatures. And we’ve been… Read more »

sleeping koalas

Last Updated on September 19, 2019 Hopefully, no one is tired of koala photos just yet! I honestly think one of my favorite things about being in Australia is that I have the chance to get close to koalas whenever I like. And this post will be sharing photos from the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium & Wild Life Sydney Zoo…so, there’s going to be a couple more koala photos! When my husband and I first arrived in Sydney we bought… Read more »

sculptures by the sea

Last Updated on September 14, 2019 Sculptures by the Sea is an incredible, annual event in Sydney, that is exactly what it sounds like. More than 100 sculptures are set up along the coast from Bondi to Bronte Beach and are free for the public to enjoy for three weeks in the spring. It’s pretty amazing to take in such art while relaxing at the beach! I’m also incredibly impressed by how quickly this is all set up. I had… Read more »

QVB BUILDING

Last Updated on September 10, 2019I’ve always been told nothing in life is free. And that is still technically true for the “I’m Free” tours. However, it is a pretty neat concept, in my opinion. The way it works is there is no set price, you just show up at the time the tour starts, and it lasts for about 3 hours. At the end of the tour, you decide how much it was worth and then pay your tour… Read more »

sydney skywalk

Last Updated on September 1, 2019Let me start this post off by saying, I am deathly afraid of heights and was pretty much in panic mode in every photo you see of me in this post. Obviously, I survived…so, there was no need to freak out. But I really hadn’t realized what Sydney Tower’s “Skywalk” all entailed when I signed up to do it with my husband. Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure. It offers amazing views of Sydney… Read more »

Sydney opera house

Last Updated on August 27, 2019 The Sydney Opera House is one of the first images that comes to mind when I think of Sydney… or even Australia. It’s an iconic building that is recognized worldwide (and is even a World Heritage site, now). So, needless to say, this was one of the first things we wanted to see when we arrived in Sydney…and we did check it out, but just the outside views. This past weekend was the first… Read more »

manly beach

Last Updated on August 24, 2019 Manly Beach is a beach in Sydney that is best known for its surfing. However, I have zero interest to try surfing, thanks to having less than stellar coordination. Haha. But the surrounding area has some wonderful walking/hiking trails that offer outstanding views of the ocean and city…and the northern beaches are a bit calmer. (Right up my alley!) Side note: Manly Beach actually got its name because the guy who discovered it hundreds… Read more »

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Last Updated on September 9, 2019When I think of Australia, kangaroos, wallabies and gorgeous, natural scenery are what comes to mind. And don’t get me wrong, I love Sydney, but I’ve been dying to get close to a kangaroo and see some new views of the outdoors since I arrived here. So, thanks to our recent holiday weekend, my husband and I finally took some time to get out of the city center and get some fresh air! We took… Read more »

WE ARE KINDRED

Last Updated on August 17, 2019 My first Fashion Weekend Sydney is in the books! It’s an event filled with runway shows, designer sample sales, the latest makeup/hair trends and champagne. It’s pretty hard not to have a good time! Fashion Weekend Sydney is different than Sydney’s Fashion Week, though. Fashion Weekend is a fun shopping event that has runway shows…but the runway shows include ready-to-wear pieces…so, if you saw a dress you liked on the runway, you can walk… Read more »

We're moving!

Last Updated on June 7, 2019Our visas are in hand, the flights are booked and our bags are (almost) packed! We are all set to fly out on Wednesday! I am in absolute disbelief that this is finally happening. We have been waiting for more than 5 months to move internationally, but the visa process has been a bit slow. Actually, that’s an understatement. We thought we would be moving back in January! And we’ve been trying for more than… Read more »