Category: Australia

Exploring Sydney, Australia

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.

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A Day in Australia’s Blue Mountains

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.

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.