Category Archives: AUSTRALIA

Intentional Layovers in Australia

Prior to this travel year, I would look up potential airfare based on my final destination.  There was no time to spare dilly-dallying getting there or back with so few vacation days.  Go, go, go! Now searching for flights is … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday

One last post from Queensland!  Well, it’s more of a photo post than anything else.  Wildlife is everywhere in this corner of Australia.  I was able to snag a glimpse at a few handfuls and capture photos of even fewer … Continue reading

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Monday Madness: Peppermint Stick Insect

This is Megacrania batesii, aka the peppermint stick insect! Found only in Queensland, Australia and a few Pacific Ocean islands, these peppermint stick insects live on these screwpine leaves.  The peppermint part of their name comes from their ability to … Continue reading

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

While I could have stayed in AnK’s spare bedroom forever, I’d come to Queensland to dive the Great Barrier Reef.  For this adventure I once again joined forces with Josh, who found us a sweet diving opportunity. For 3 days/2 … Continue reading

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A Terrifying Walk Through the Woods

Australia tends to be known for its dangerous creatures.  What I had not realized before arriving in Cairns is that most of them are concentrated in that tropical corner of the country: saltwater crocs, sharks, spiders, snakes, box jellyfish, the … Continue reading

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AnK’s Queensland B&B

Floating in the Coral Sea, Al and I watch the sun set behind the hills as the sky picks up all the shades of pink.  We discuss life with the ease of old friends when abruptly he stops mid-sentence, hesitates … Continue reading

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An Underwater Feat

Recently I wrote about the lack of progress I’ve made towards one of my 30 Before 30 feats: completing a pull-up.  I may have even lamented that it would take a miracle to achieve one at this stage in the game, one … Continue reading

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