Category: Travel

On the Move to Vietnam

After weeks of stagnation, things are moving and shaking around here.  Oh man, I needed to stay still these past 7 weeks! Catching a cold and hurting my foot while in Sydney were loud...

Travel Adventures in 2015: A Retrospective

Looking back at my travels this past year, I’m flabbergasted that I’ve been on the road this long. When Martin and I first left our Minneapolis home July 2014, we had hoped to travel...

Sydney Beaches: A Natural Antidepressant

As much as I hate to admit it, it is holiday season. Even in Australia, Christmas music is playing everywhere. In fact, last night the dreadful sound snuck from the nearby carnival into my kitchen...

Why I Never Want to Leave Sydney

We only had a few hours to make plans for our visit to Sydney, but after 16 months of travel, I was starting to get the hang of arriving in a new city with...

But Why Would Anyone Go to Adelaide?

We arrived in the dark after a 14 hour bus ride. The streets smelled like night jasmine, but it wasn’t until the morning that I discovered our tree-lined streets were dripping with purple flowers....

Australian Quaint Beach Towns

Two days ago, the cool wind flew through my hair while the warm sun shone on my face. The ferry to Mornington Peninsula rocked in the tumultuous water. Martin wandered the boat, taking in...

Phillip Island Adventures and More

We’ve been having a good time hanging out in Australia so far. Melbourne (pronounced MEL-bin) is the largest city in the area, but we are staying in Ocean Grove, a small beach town two...

On Australian Time

It took us 24 hours to get from Minneapolis to Melbourne, Australia. A 4 hour flight from Minneapolis to LA and a 4 hour layover in LA culminated in a 16 hour flight to...