I love featuring artists from around the world on this blog who do beautiful works that inspire me to travel. Today, as I was looking around online as I usually do, I discovered an awesome artist by the name of Mike Barr. His specialty is beautiful cityscapes of Australia in the rain (as well as some non-rain landscapes and paintings as well) in the impressionist style. What could be more lovely? As both an art lover (and a huge fan of impressionism) and a travel lover, I can’t stop looking at these beautiful paintings and imagining myself in the scene. I had such an amazing time in Australia and these paintings are definitely making me want to go back for another visit. Check out some of his beautiful work.
I’ve written some posts about my time in Australia before, but I haven’t really delved too much into just how awesome a city Sydney is yet. Allow me to rectify that.
You guys…Sydney is amazing. If you haven’t been there yet, you really should put it on your list of places to travel to. I’ve been to other great cities of the world and I’m here to tell you that Sydney is one of the most beautiful, most exciting cities I’ve ever been to. It’s up there in the top tier of all places I’ve been. I promise.
The other day trip they took us on was to the Blue Mountains, which are just West of Sydney.The day started out with a lovely breakfast in Sydney, and then we were off to enjoy a day of exploration. First stop in the Blue Mountains was to see the famous “Three Sisters”, which is a pretty incredible rock formation with a beautiful mountain backdrop behind it. We first stopped at a lookout point near Katoomba where you can look out on the Three Sisters, and then ventured into a tourist park called Scenic World, which is a sort of cheeky name for what turned out to be a really fun place to hang out.
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.