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5 Days at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Looking for a tropical, iconic, historic getaway? Start planning your trip to Cairns, Australia! From holding koalas to diving at the Great Barrier Reef, there’s something for everyone in beautiful Queensland. I was blown away by the beauty of this area of the world, and I hope you will be, too! Day 1: Travel to… Continue reading 5 Days at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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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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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…