An Evening with Lazy Dazy

A lot of the time that we spent in Australia’s Red Center was situated around Ayers Rock Resort, a little “city” made up of hotels, restaurants, stores, campgrounds, and beautiful desert views. In addition to all of that, the activities staff ran all sorts of great trips and tours that made exploring Uluru really easy…

Touring by Torchlight at Cairns Tropical Zoo

Our scheduled time in the city of Cairns, Australia was tight, and we had a lot of things we wanted to see. Cairns was a great base for exploring things like the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and the Mossman Gorge, but that left little time for more local things. We knew that the…

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

When we saw that the excursion we booked for the day included a “kangaroo meet & feeding frenzy”, this is what I pictured- two or three kangaroos being kept close to their keepers while a busload of tourists jockey for the animals’ attention. Boy, was I wrong. Not much about the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in…

Puffins and Seabirds and Whales (Oh My!)

As we plan an end of summer road trip up to New England, I am reminiscing about the many times I have been there before. I have experienced the area’s gorgeous hikes, cute towns, delicious food, serene lakes, historical landmarks, scenic roads… and yes, even puffins and whales! One of our summer trips to the…

When Life Imitates Art

Just a few days ago, I posted an article on this blog about my trip to the Tiergarten Schönbrunn. I prefaced the report of my visit with the details of how I came to be an animal lover, specifically how being around dogs and befriending my fiancé’s family dog opened my eyes to the creatures…

The Zoo Files: Tiergarten Schönbrunn

When I was younger, I didn’t have much of an opinion about animals. I certainly didn’t dislike them, and I would never wish bad things on them, but I just wasn’t terribly interested. My family never had pets save for the odd goldfish. This coupled with the fact that we lived in a city where…

March of Memories Chapter II: Little Lamb

In celebration of the end of March, my second favorite Ireland memory. The International Society at the college I attended was a really fun group. Once a week they had movie nights that I really enjoyed, and once a month they went on long weekends to other parts of Ireland. For most of the trips…