Australia

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…

Postcard from Perth at sunset

The East Coast of Australia is blessed with many things–awesome coffee, gorgeous beaches, killer street art–but incredible sunsets are unfortunately not one of them. Luckily, Perth has sunsets breathtaking enough to make up for the whole rest of the country (along with many other pretty reasons to pop over to WA). While it might not […]

March 1, 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…

Five non-wine things to do in Margaret River

Sure, the wine is the main reason most people go to Margaret River. But it is fully possible to have a brilliant time in this adorable seaside town south of Perth without stepping foot in a vineyard. If you do want to go wine tasting, give yourself at least two full days—or make sure you […]

February 1, 2012 Continue reading…

Awesome hikes in South and Western Australia

The best way to get your heart pumping and blood flowing again after hours in the car crossing the Nullarbor? Head out for one of Australia’s awesome hiking opportunities: a brilliant way to squeeze in a workout, spot some wildlife up close and enjoy some striking panoramic vistas.

January 30, 2012 Continue reading…