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.
Is it just me, or is it absurdly expensive to rent a car these days? I’ve often found it’s more affordable to fly all the way to Europe where the public transportation and train systems are good than it is for me to fly a few states over and visit a city where I need to rent a car. What gives?
If you’re looking for a great travel destination where a rental car is absolutely not necessary, you may want to think about one of these places.
“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!”
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!
I’m excited to announce another guest post on Art Travel Eat Repeat. Marie Nieves from http://www.highstylife.com has written a lovely post for those of you who might not have plans to be with family this Christmas. Why not visit Australia instead? Sounds like a good idea to me!
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.
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.
One of the most awesome things I did in Sydney was to take part in the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. Never in my life have I done something so unique and thrilling. It was the experience of a lifetime.
I’m pleased to announce another guest post on this blog, this time by Alexandra Campey, an adventurer and travel blogger who is here today to give us some great tips about the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Check her out on Instagram @alexcampey
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.