Australia

Passion Passport Twitter Chat: Road Trips!

Interesting fact about me: I hate driving, but I love a road trip. I grew up in California–that automobile utopia–and have spent a significant amount of my life in traffic and a hefty amount of money on gas, maintenance and car insurance. One of my favorite things about living in New York City is that […]

May 14, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Adelaide

Adelaide is a city that a) I wish I had more time to explore and b) I think is one of the most underrated destinations in Australia. The capital of South Australia maintains that “big country town” vibe while still offering beaches, sunshine, parks and plenty of street art. Bonus: they give you free bikes […]

February 7, 2013 Continue reading…

Happy Australia Day!

It’s Australia Day! Please commence eating Vegemite now. Whether you want to do a Working Holiday, volunteer abroad or simply take a long vacation: Australia is an incredible place to do it. I met some of the best people, created some fantastic memories and absolutely drank the best lattes of my life during the year I spent […]

January 25, 2013 Continue reading…

Australia: I miss you. Here’s why.

There’s  still a little bit of me that still feels like Australia is the one that got away. There’s a lingering heartache, a touch of guilt: I chose to leave Australia when I was still madly in love with the cities, the beaches, the people. When conjuring up the moments that I felt happiest, the […]

December 4, 2012 Continue reading…

Capture the Season: Australia edition

As temperatures cool and days lazily stretch into fall in the Northern Hemisphere, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for Australia. Springtime in Melbourne was my favorite part of the year: Spring Racing Carnival, afternoons at the Botanic Gardens or the beach, sunrise runs along St Kilda Beach. As much as I’m enjoying […]

September 14, 2012 Continue reading…

An Aboriginal experience in Western Australia

Aboriginals in Australia tend to be a touchy subject. (I’m not saying it’s right, I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying it is). The relationship between white Australians and indigenous Australians is not always easy going. And despite the incredible longevity of Aboriginal culture—it’s as if a French man could walk into the caves […]

February 3, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Great Australian Bight

Before we rocked up to the dramatic vertical cliffs dropping straight into the ocean, I had never heard of the Great Australian Bight. I didn’t even know what a bight was. To be honest, I still don’t.  (Although I did decide it would be responsible to look it up for all of my potentially curious […]

February 2, 2012 Continue reading…