The best way to describe the Blue Mountains would be that it's the Grand Canyon of Australia, but covered in trees; eucalyptus trees mostly (how it got the name the Blue Mountains). People travel here for amazing nature hikes and panoramic cafe views. The scenery was breath-taking. As we climbed down the trail there were massive waterfalls … Continue reading A Peek at the Blue Mountains
My dream of roaming around Sydney on the back of a kangaroo was short lived when I realized Australians don't actually do that (only joking). But I was quickly informed that the only way to see a kangaroo would be in the zoo...even more of a bummer. I thought all hope of actually playing with … Continue reading Playing With Kangas!
Australians take their breakfast very seriously, so I figured it was crucial that I researched the best spots in Bondi (tough job, I know). This list could go on and on, but here are a few places I really enjoyed and hopefully you'll get to check out on your next trip to Bondi Beach. Bondi … Continue reading Breakfast in Bondi
Today marks my last day in Bondi Beach before I head home for the holidays. I don't know how, but from the moment I arrived, this beach town felt like home to me. Yes, it is a beautiful beach with attractive Aussie men running around 😉 but there is so much more to it. The people … Continue reading The Perfect Day In Bondi
One of the biggest downsides us travelers face is missing out on everything happening at home. As much as we would like it to, time doesn't just stop when we leave. I find it especially difficult to accept this fact around the holidays. Being an American, one of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. Nothing is … Continue reading An Aussie Thanksgiving
When a friend of mine mentioned that they lived a few minutes away from an animal reserve, WITH KOALAS, you better believe I was on the first train out. I took the train from Bondi Junction to Central Station and then about 3 hours north to the city of Newcastle, NSW. Newcastle is a charming … Continue reading Kicking it with Koalas
As many of you know, I recently moved to the land down under. I spend my days in Sydney hanging with kangaroos, doing yoga on the beach, and cooking shrimp on the barbie. Just as you would have imagined, right? Okay so I might have only seen kangaroos after driving two hours out of the city … Continue reading Life in Sydney