Riding into the Blue Mountains

One of my favorite days of our whole honeymoon was our Blue Mountains day trip in Australia, for a few reasons. First of all, we got there via motorcycle, which was so fun. We usually love taking rides on my husband’s motorcycle at home, but being so busy with wedding plans meant it had been…

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…

Hopping Around Sydney

Some of our biggest highlights of Sydney, like Bondi and Manly Beaches, the Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb, were already featured in their own blog posts. However, there were a few other things that we were able to see in the city over the course of our time there. We spend…

A Daintree Day

Cairns was a brilliant starting point when it came to exploring the Daintree Rainforest area of Australia, and with just one day we managed to see a lot. We set off bright and early from our hotel, heading straight to the Captain Cook Highway and making our first stop at the gorgeous Rex Lookout. There…

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ended up being a paradoxical place for me- it was the site of my favorite hike but least favorite campsite. In fact, we were so unimpressed with it that we cut our trip there one night short and ended up heading back to the town of Alice Springs earlier than we had planned.…

Port Arthur Historic Site

Knowing what I knew about Port Arthur before arriving, I truly wasn’t expecting it to be such a beautiful place. I knew that it had once been a convict settlement, that it was full of jailhouse ruins, and that it was the site of a tragic killing spree in the 1990s. None of these things…

Under the Sea at the Great Barrier Reef

As we were planning our visit to Australia, we had to try to fit so many beautiful places into one limited time frame. We knew it would be impossible to do it all, but some things were just not negotiable. Certain thing were written on our itinerary in permanent marker, so to speak, and we…