Australian Animals

We decided to head to the Featherdale Wildlife park in the morning! I know we went to a wildlife park on the Great Ocean Road, but we (I) really wanted to see koalas and a few other Australian animals and this wildlife park was much more diverse than the last!  First things first, koalas are…

Blue Mountains?

We actually had a pretty concrete plan to start our day. We had to get to the central train station by 7:20am so we left the house around 6:50am.  It took us about 2hrs to get to the Blue Mountains! No they aren’t actually blue. I guess they’re called the Blue Mountains because the mist…

Sydney Costal Walk 

After 6 weeks of writing blogs I’ve basically given up on any creative blog names so just going to state the facts now! We planned a beach day and decided to go check out Manly beach. There is a ferry that takes you right to the area the beach is in. Originally our plan was…

Sightseeing Sydney

Made it to Sydney! Got to sit in the emergency exit row so had nice amounts of leg room for the 2hr flight. Once we got to Sydney, we took the train to meet up with Sam’s friend Andrew who we are staying with. We got some dinner before bed. Pretty chill day. This morning…

Cruising the Whitsunday’s

Our sailboat departed at 3pm from Airlie Beach. There were 10 other passengers on the boat and two crew people. Our captain went by the name Jelly (I’m told his real name is Kane) and he told us it takes about 3hours to get from Airlie Beach to anywhere exciting. So we got our swimsuits…

Canyoning the Behana Gorge

Today’s adventure was a canyoning trip at the Behana Gorge! Canyoning is a mix of jumping off cliffs, abseiling, sliding, etc. We were picked up just after 8 and had about a 45minute drive to the Gorge. Our two instructors were awesome! The one guy had literally more energy every second than I’ve ever had…

The Great Ocean Road

Day 1: We got off the train at Geelong (which has taken me at least 10 tries before I figured out how to pronounce it). Brad was still about 45minutes away (he was driving from Adelaide) so we walked over to the nearby Coles (grocery store) to get some food for camping! We finished right…

Melbourne

Our overnight flight to Melbourne was delayed an hour so we didn’t get into Melbourne until around noon. I was able to sleep for about an hour on the plane, which was better than expected! Once we got settled at our hostel I asked for recommendations for a delicious juicy burger since I am so…

Sabbatical 2018

I work for the best company (Protiviti) that is letting me take a 2.5 month sabbatical from work (January 12-April 2) and I’ve decided to travel for most of it! Below is the plan and the hotels/hostels. Bangkok, Thailand (Jan 14-17) Baan Dinso 113 Trok Sin, Dinso Road, Borvornnivate, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200 email: baandinso@baandinso.com Chiang…