Share the St Kilda view

Every day that I look out my window, I feel a little surge of glee. From my bed, I can spot palm trees, a roller coaster and the Port Phillip Bay (although I prefer to just think of it as the ocean). It feels like all my childhood dreams come true–especially since the waves in […]

March 26, 2011 Continue reading…

#10: Why I didn’t lie out at Bondi Beach

As soon as I decided to go to Sydney, I started daydreaming about long, sun-drenched days at Bondi Beach–so much so that I included it in my Australia bucket list. Bondi Beach is synonymous with Sydney beach culture: I didn’t even realize that Sydney had other beaches! It seems like Bondi is the only beach […]

March 24, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Manly Beach

Manly Beach is just a short ferry ride or long bus ride away from downtown Sydney. One of the most beautiful of the Northern Beaches, it’s a fabulous place to go for a stroll, eat lunch with a view or–if you’re lazy like me–read on the beach all day long. If you’re looking for short-term […]

March 23, 2011 Continue reading…

Eight adventures to have in New Zealand

I’ve met some great Kiwis in my travels (like the folks of Drifting Kiwi and Indie Travel Podcast), as well as people who just love New Zealand (the minds behind A Dangerous Business and Backpacking Matt immediately spring to mind). They’re the real reason why I’m keen to participate in #Blog4NZ: the passion they have […]

March 21, 2011 Continue reading…

Share the Porto love

Today’s photo of Porto, Portugal was contributed by Candace Rardon. She loved the way the city was balanced on both sides of the River Douro and no matter where you wandered, you were never far from the river. After a late lunch, she sat along the riverbank and watched the sunset, struck especially by the […]

March 19, 2011 Continue reading…

Sydney on a budget

You know what no one ever tells you? Or, at least, what no one told me? Sydney (and most of Australia) is really freaking expensive. Sure, people might mention the outrageous cost of books ($25 for a new paperback or $50 for a Lonely Planet Australia) or the super-high minimum wage, but no one outright […]

March 17, 2011 Continue reading…

Video Postcard from Sydney Mardi Gras

I usually celebrate Mardi Gras with mass amounts of homemade crepes: Fat Tuesday is traditionally the last day to use up all your fat and sugar before Lent. The religious overtones of this day of feasting were cast aside at Sydney Mardi Gras 2011: it celebrates the gay and lesbian community with a flashy parade […]

March 16, 2011 Continue reading…