Category: Australia

A Day in Australia’s Hunter Valley Wine Region

Thankfully my Australian friends were absolutely amazing hosts and took us out for the day to some truly awesome places. I’m so thankful for that. One of those places was the Hunter Valley Wine Region. This is an area of New South Wales that one can reasonably drive to in a day trip out of Sydney. It’s a beautiful, rural area full of wineries and sweeping views. I had an amazing time tasting delicious wines and eating fantastic foods.

On Big, Scary Australian Spiders

“Oh, don’t worry Love. That’s a golden orb weaver. It’s totally harmless.”
I had been standing still and gaping with a horrified look on my face as I beheld one of the largest spiders I had ever seen when I heard the voice behind me. I spun around to find a pair of the most adorable little old ladies I had ever seen, out for a leisurely stroll in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
The smaller and frailer of two went on to say, “It’s the small ones you can’t see that you need to worry about!”

Scenic Road Trips Around NSW

Hello friends! I’m happy to announce we have a guest post today. Olivia from GreatLost.com has written us some tips for taking a scenic road trip around New South Wales, Australia. I had the pleasure of visiting Sydney, Australia (which is in New South Wales) in 2015 and I can tell you there is no end to the things to see and do in the area. I did go on a few outings but would love to head back down there to check out some of these amazing road trips. If you’re heading to the area soon, you may want to consider adding some of these drives to your itinerary. Enjoy!

Airline Review: Qantas

When I visited Australia, I chose the Australian airline Qantas to take me there. The decision was based mostly on the fact that the price of the flight was the best I found at the time of my search, I had read decent reviews on the airline, and the schedule of the flights matched my needs. I’m not really loyal to any one airline and will typically choose the airline that will offer me the best deal, but I will say that I did enjoy my experience flying with Qantas, at least as much as one enjoys absurdly long red-eye flights in economy class, anyway.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Perth, Australia

Australia is a big place, and when most of us visit, we end up sticking to places like Tropical North Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. If we’re lucky, we’ll have a little time to explore Tasmania or even down to Adelaide. However, there’s another awesome place in Australia and that is the city of Perth.

On Australia’s Dangerous Animals

It’s no secret that Australia has somewhat of a reputation for being home to the world’s most deadly creatures, and for good reason. There’s the box jellyfish, the irukandji jellyfish, the bull shark, the eastern brown snake, the saltwater crocodile, the Sydney funnel web spider, the blue-ringed octopus, the coastal taipan, the death adder (a snake), the cone snail, and many more. Any one of those creatures I just listed could inflict severe pain and injury on their victim, and in many cases, death.