4 Perfect Days in Sydney

Someone asked recently for itineraries for Australia, any length and any destinations within the country. Much to my surprise, I only had one itinerary: One Day in Sydney. Whoops! Steve’s and my first trip together was to Sydney and Cairns, and this is the first part of our itinerary. Stay tuned for my Cairns itinerary,Continue reading “4 Perfect Days in Sydney”

What to Know Before You Visit Australia

Heading to a “land down under” soon? It’s an absolute favorite of mine, so I can highly recommend it! But before you go, there are a few things to know that could give you a little help on your trip. Getting Into the Country You will need a visa. It is good for one year,Continue reading “What to Know Before You Visit Australia”

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”

How to Spend Your Last Day in Cairns

Originally published in August 2013. Updated April 2020. 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),Continue reading “How to Spend Your Last Day in Cairns”

How to Hold a Koala (and how NOT to eat vegemite)

Originally published in August 2013. Updated April 2020. 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 runningContinue reading “How to Hold a Koala (and how NOT to eat vegemite)”