May 2011

Postcard from the Victorian rainforest

Did you know that Victoria has a rainforest? Maybe I’m showcasing my geography illiteracy, but I didn’t. Sure, there’s the rainforest up in Queensland (now I’m just trying to sound smart–I didn’t know about that until I arrived in Australia either)–but in Victoria? We’re just a hop, skip and a Tasman Sea away from Antarctica. […]

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#9: Journey along the Great Ocean Road

Most people get on Great Ocean Road with one destination in mind: the Twelve Apostles—or, more accurately, the eight crumbling stacks of limestone that remain standing. So my friend Renee and I couldn’t help but laugh to ourselves when we tucked ourselves back into our rental car with chai lattes after fewer than five minutes […]

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Paris, Paris: the city I love

Paris envy. I coined the term while working for a Paris food writer in Nice: Rosa Jackson zipped up to the French capital at least once a month to stay current on food and restaurant trends. Whenever she mentioned an upcoming trip or described her latest foodie find, I would moan about missing out. My […]

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Postcard from Bondi Beach

While I didn’t lie out at Bondi Beach, it’s still synonymous with Sydney beach culture. However, it’s not always sunshine and bikinis: I caught a dramatic storm brewing over the ocean when I did the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. The crazy clouds and street art certainly lend a different perspective to this popular beach […]

May 4, 2011 Continue reading…

Is it possible to love travel and routine?

“I travel a lot, I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” –Caskie Stinnet I have a confession: I actually really, really like routine. I like waking up early. I like gym memberships and steady paychecks and having a house key. I like all those things that travelers are supposed to shun, those things that […]

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