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How to Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa

In case you haven’t heard yet… I’m headed to Australia and New Zealand this week! I have two long layovers in Sydney, Australia, on my way to and from Christchurch, New Zealand, and I may be making my way back Down Under in the next few months, so I needed to get a Tourist Visa.… Continue reading How to Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa

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10 Reasons to Visit Cairns, Australia

It’s Faraway Friday! This week I’m jetting you off to one of the most memorable places I’ve ever been: Cairns, Australia. Where else can you hold a koala? Basically nowhere! Between the wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, and the laid back feel of this coastal Australian town, Cairns is a place you just don’t forget!… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Cairns, Australia

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10 Reasons to Visit Sydney

  It’s Faraway Friday! This week’s post is all about my original “unreachable” travel dream: a trip to Sydney, Australia. Ever since I was a little girl, I was fascinated with Australia–unique animals, the Sydney Opera House, winter in the summer and summer in the winter–it was incredible to me! I always wanted to go,… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Sydney

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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What to Eat in Australia

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! Today I feel like going Down Under to one of my favorite places: Australia! This was a very special trip for me because my then-boyfriend (now husband) knew I’d always wanted to go to Australia, and took me there for my 28th birthday! We saw and Opera at… Continue reading What to Eat in Australia

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Last Days Down Under!

Originally published on 17 August 2013. It’s our last day in Cairns, and it’s time for breakfast! We found a place near the Esplanade with a buffet that reminded me of Ireland’s breakfast because it included baked beans! Also on the buffet were stewed tomatoes with Italian herbs (so it tasted like spaghetti sauce), eggs, sausages,… Continue reading Last Days Down Under!

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Koalas and Vegemite

Originally published on 16 August 2013. Steve and I were in for quite a treat today—holding koalas and exploring the rain forest! We took and excursion up to Kuranda, which is a former hippie village in the rainforest, just above Cairns. The bus was a bit late, but everything seemed to be running late that… Continue reading Koalas and Vegemite

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Secret Fear in the Coral Sea…

Originally published on 13 August 2013. Cairns (pronounced “cans”), here we come! Cairns is in the northern-most part of Australia in the state of Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State! As soon as we walked off the plane, we felt a wonderfully warm temperature: 26 degrees (79 degrees F)! We had decided to check our bags on the… Continue reading Secret Fear in the Coral Sea…

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Dreams Come True!

Originally published 12 August 2013. G’Day, mates! Today’s adventures had Steve and me high on life and lookin’ fancy! This was so close to a perfect day, I think I could relive it over and over and never tire of it. First stop, Sydney Tower! Of all the places I’ve been to the top of—Washington… Continue reading Dreams Come True!

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Australian Birthday Extravaganza!

Originally published 10 August 2013. We made it! Our plane found the Australian sunrise just half an hour or so before we landed, and it was every bit as beautiful as Wednesday’s sunset. Breakfast was quite the feast, with two types of eggs, sweet rolls, fruit, yogurt, juice, and coffee. We landed right on time and… Continue reading Australian Birthday Extravaganza!