Destination Australia

Destination Australia

Cape Raoul

Hiking Cape Raoul on the Tasman Peninsula

There are many famous viewpoints on the Tasman Peninsula…the Tassellated Pavement, the Tasman Arch, and Remarkable Cave, but none of them compare to Cape Raoul. On the southern end of the Tasman Pe...

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A Tale of Two Zoos

Did you know that Australia is home to more species of animal than any other country in the world that can kill you?  Did you know that there are people in Australia crazy enough to pick them up a...

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The Great Barrier Reef

Before the start of our year long trip, we all had an activity that was a “must do.”  For Kara, that “must do” activity was to go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.   We were all in a...

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Sydney Australia Capturing the Sunset

Photographing Sydney

During our four days in Sydney, my goal was to capture the iconic symbols of this city, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, at sunset.  Thankfully, my family was very patient with me, as we...

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Kings Canyon Australia

Is Kings Canyon Worth It?

Many people who travel to Australia visit Uluru. How can you miss seeing Australia’s most popular natural attraction? But there is a lot more out here than just a large, red rock plunked down in ...

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Australia Outback

Journey to the Red Center of Australia

For the four of us, a visit to Australia would not be complete without a journey to the red center of Australia. We just had to see Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, plunked down in the center of th...

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Why We Love Melbourne

Melbourne now makes the list as one of our favorite cities in the world.   We were expecting a lot out of this place, a melting pot where people from all around the world come to live.  When peo...

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Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Australia

Driving the Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s great drives.  It is comparable to Big Sur in California with coastal views, winding roads, and many, many scenic viewpoints.  For many people, the Grea...

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Hiking to Wineglass Bay

Now We Can Call Ourselves Bushwalkers

In Norway and Italy we were hikers. In Nepal we were trekkers. In New Zealand we were trampers. Now that we are in Australia and successfully hiked the Wineglass Bay Circuit, we can call ourselves ...

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Bruny island in the rain

Wild and Wet Tasmania

Our welcome to Australia came with a one week stay on the island of Tasmania.  Tasmania is home to great cheeses and wines, the Tasmanian Devil and wallabies, and as we quickly learned, highly unp...

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