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March 2011

#2: Going Inside the Sydney Opera House

The Opera House seems to be the Eiffel Tower of Sydney: it’s the most recognized landmark in the city, the thing that you see upon arriving and think—Yes. I’m here. I got a little giddy as I spotted the trademark white, swooping arches as my plane...
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Share the Antarctica love

Today's photo of Port Lockroy, Antarctica was contributed by Marcello of Wandering Trader's Travels. There is a British base there, which is one of the popular stops on most Antarctica cruises--including the world's most southern post office! Perfect...
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How to make new friends (and keep the old) while traveling

“I’m not friendly, but I am a good friend.” My girlfriends used to joke that my straightforwardness (OK, extreme bluntness and lack of a poker face) wasn’t exactly welcoming to newcomers. So when a regular at the Nice restaurant where I worked...
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Postcard from Glebe

Once I booked my ticket to Sydney, I messaged an Australian girl who I had met on a bike tour in Munich a couple of years ago about grabbing a drink. In typical, full-on, Aussie friendliness, she first invited me on a trip to Thailand (that left the...
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Coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee

The coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee is a fabulous way to get a bit of exercise with a gorgeous backdrop. As usual, I'm glad I packed both my umbrella and my sunglasses: stormy skies closed down the beaches, but the sun was shining by the time I...
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Share the Moorea love

Today's photo was contributed by Tonya of Hidden Travel Treasures. Two years ago she was lucky enough to go on a cruise in Tahiti with her parents and her then-boyfriend (he proposed to her there!). Every morning on the cruise, they would wake up at...
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The challenge: do something alone

As a solo traveler, I have no problem doing things alone. It kind of comes with the territory. This week, I went to a play at the Sydney Opera House by myself—and kind of forgot that’s weird until I saw the booking agent’s face when I remarked that I...
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Postcard from Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach quickly became my beach of choice, being named after one of my favorite authors and also being host to the oldest surf live-saving club in the world. Thus, I feel perfectly inspired to read my book and quite safe if I do decide to dip my...
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