Loading

Tag Archives:

Road Trip

Giving Las Vegas a second chance

The first time I went to Las Vegas was for my 21st birthday. I flew out for a fancy dinner and Cirque du Soleil show with my parents before meeting up with two girlfriends for three days of drinking and dancing. It sounds like the perfect...
Continue reading...

Postcard from the Arizona highway

When I think of Arizona, I think of expanses of red desert with endless blue skies: tall, looming cacti, tumblewoods lazing across a deserted highway, violet and white blooms hugging the ground. However, Arizona was a constant surprise:...
Continue reading...

The ultimate USA road trip: the good, the bad and the numbers

To be honest: I was nervous about taking this road trip. Sure, I was stoked to see more of the USA, and after driving across the whole of Australia, I knew via land would be the best way to do it. But I don't like driving or being stuck in a car, my...
Continue reading...

USA road trip kicks off tomorrow!

Every time I book another international flight, I feel a bit guilty about how little I’ve seen of my own country. I’ve visited the capitals of 16 other countries, but not once I have stepped foot in Washington DC. I’ve been awestruck by the stunning...
Continue reading...

Postcard from Grand Pacific Drive

My dislike for driving in general, compounded with my discomfort on the left side of the road, means that I'm generally stuck to seeing Australia by buses or trains. Every once in a while, however, an Australian takes pity on my car-less state and...
Continue reading...

Postcard from Lorne

The Great Ocean Road is dotted with picturesque seaside towns: the whole beauty of road tripping is being able to stop and meander through each one. Lorne is often recommended as an overnight stay, but we decided it was just perfect for an afternoon...
Continue reading...

Where to stay on the Great Ocean Road: Surfside Backpackers

Some people will claim you can do the Great Ocean Road in a day. Sure, you can: but why would you want to? The best part of a road trip is the luxury of seeing things at your own pace.  Spend at least a night along the way. The best place to...
Continue reading...

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...
Continue reading...

#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...
Continue reading...

Postcard from Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is often billed as the most scenic drive in the world--and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The route winds alongside crushing waves, white sand beaches and quaint seaside towns with jaunts through dense, greener-than-green...
Continue reading...