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Cairns and the Surrounding Area in Australia

By | October 10th, 2017|Australia, Travel|

Having never been to a tropical weather location previously, I was quite shocked by my week in Cairns and the surrounding area. I thought I knew my body and understood it’s functions. The how and when of my body sweating. I did not. (Turns out I was visiting the area at the hottest time) I [...]

Visiting the Alice Springs Area – And The Cockroach That Won

By | August 14th, 2017|Australia, Travel|

When I booked my flight to Australia, I knew I was going to be there for Christmas. I was really looking forward to my very first warm one. Instead I got one that reminded me of Christmas in Vancouver. It was wet. The way things worked out, I ended up visiting the Alice Springs area [...]

The Tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kings Canyon

By | July 26th, 2017|Activities, Australia, Travel|

The Tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kings Canyon Wow! Australia knows how to impress you and scare the living crap out of you, all at the same time. You know, just enough so you start questioning your sanity. Enter the tour from Alice Springs to Uluru. I mean, while I am busy admiring [...]

Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

By | June 12th, 2017|Activities, Australia, Lifestyle, Travel|

I climbed out of the car, stepped on the soft grass, felt the heat of the day in the air as it touched my skin, and suddenly the most incredible feeling of calm and peace settled over me. This was my immediate impression upon arrival of Swami’s Yoga Retreat (website). It didn’t leave me for [...]

Airbnb Accommodation: The Pros, Cons and Tips for Renting

By | May 30th, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Travel|

Accommodation is probably the largest expense when you travel.  Hotels are the more expensive option and hostels or camping are obviously the cheaper options. Smack in the middle of those choices now though is Airbnb (website). Not only is Airbnb cost efficient but you choose the location, the accommodation type, the extras you have access [...]

My Two Day Road Trip to the Daintree Rainforest from Cairns

By | April 26th, 2017|Activities, Australia, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

First of all, let me give everyone a necessary piece of advice. Cairns is a tourist city. Everyone rents cars in Cairns. Don’t wait till you arrive to rent one, book it in advance. I had booked myself a place to stay in the Daintree Rainforest which is only accessible via car. I waited till [...]

VIM & VIGR Compression Socks – Most Unique Pattern & Review

By | April 21st, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel|

When I flew to Europe last year I noticed my black compression socks were stretched and no longer in their original shape. They didn’t have all of the elasticity left in them. I knew I needed to get myself a new pair for flying to Australia and New Zealand. Obviously I needed a pair in their [...]

Melbourne – Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, a few things, and oh yah, Transportation

By | March 18th, 2017|Australia, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

Melbourne is a big city that has history, art, shopping, food, architecture, culture, coffee and chocolate. The one thing that stood out for me walking around Melbourne is the fact that there is so much chocolate. So very much chocolate. I’m not normally a big chocolate fan but even I fell into the rabbit hole [...]

Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

By | January 12th, 2017|Activities, Australia, Travel|

Ohhhh Melbourne. I’m not sure what I expected but being able to do so much for free sure wasn’t in my mind. Melbourne is a big city that has history, art, shopping, food, architecture, culture, coffee and chocolate. Oh so much chocolate. You can read about the chocolate and a few other things for Melbourne [...]

Castlemaine, the Small City with a Big Heart

By | January 3rd, 2017|Australia, Events, Travel|

Before I left Canada the only thing I knew about Castlemaine was that a longtime friend from my hometown lived there with her husband. Now I know that it is a small city, in a lovely part of the country, where the gold rush happened, and amongst other little towns that all offer wonderfully friendly [...]

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