So finally, a post that’s not about animals! Although it’s not as cute and furry, Kings Canyon is magnificent. There’s a resort directly at Kings Canyon if someone has a little more time, but it also just so happens to be about halfway between Alice Springs and Uluru, making it the most epic pit stop …
My fourth underrated place in Australia is actually an activity that can be done in several places around the country (kind of like koala cuddling from yesterday). It’s going on a crocodile cruise along Australian rivers! My first time in Australia, I went on these in Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and in the …
If you haven’t been able to tell yet, all three of my first underrated places have had to do with animals. I’ve separated my list by type, so after one more animal-related post tomorrow, I’ll be moving on to cities! Today’s underrated place is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane (well, technically, one of its …
Today, I’m continuing on my list of the top 10 underrated places in Australia. My next location is Australia Zoo, which is in Beerwah, a town not too far from Brisbane. 2. Australia Zoo This is another place that, while spoken of fondly in guidebooks, does not garner the attention it deserves. I mean, where …
I know my blog seems to be skipping around from topic to topic lately, but I’m going to bring it back to my first string of posts about Australia. This was my second time on that lovely continent, and while some things have been underwhelming (I’m looking at you, Geikie Gorge!), I’ve been very pleasantly …
I officially hate the TCE. OK, “hate” is a strong word, and I suppose I don’t mind the TCE itself, but their schedule conjures up some rather deep emotions within me. Before we even went to Dallas/Fort Worth, the only thing I wanted to see was the cattle walk down the streets in the Fort …
I’ve been planning my own flights for years (basically since the advent of Expedia). Even when the price difference between online bookings and booking through a travel agent wasn’t great, I loved the freedom of being able to choose my own flights and connections, and see what else was out there. It also made comparison …
The name Sedona is ubiquitous with stunning natural beauty. Immediately recognizable, it conjures up images of grand, sweeping panoramas, red rock canyons descending into the earth. Yet, somehow, I overlooked the fact that we’d be passing through it on our way to Flagstaff from Phoenix. As we passed signs for the exit to Sedona, I …
The time had finally arrived. It was my last full day in Australia. Heinrich had already gone home, and I was intent on utilizing this day to the fullest. I awoke in our rented apartment in the Gold Coast to the sound of light rapping on my door. “Mimi?” Deidre gently called through the door. …
Heinrich flew home the next morning. He had exactly 14 days off from work, and with the time difference and travel (the “lost” day on the way over), his time Down Under was just about up. After dropping Heinrich off at the airport, Deidre, Bill, and I headed toward the Gold Coast. I had hoped to …
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