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A Treetop Escapade in Australia


When I saw this treetop retreat on, I knew I had to go to Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The thought of my own glass capsule perched up high in the lush Australian bush brought me to the hinterlands in spring 2013. I arrived as the sun set into a breathtaking canvas of peach and tangerine […]

Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel


Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel A vacation is a time of relaxation, exploration, and all-round merriment. However, our stress-free vacation can have a great impact on everyone and everything around us, especially the environment. However, the good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint without having to […]

Australia – The Place to Go

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Ask me, “Why go to Australia?” and my response would be “How could one not want to go to Australia!?” As both a country and a continent, Australia is gigantic, encompassing an area of 7.692 million square kilometers/ 2.97 million miles squared, or five percent of the world’s land mass. What it packs into that […]

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing in Australia


Growing up on the Canadian prairies, the first time I saw the ocean was when I was 14 years old, on a family trip to Mexico. I still remember wading out into the clear, endless water, feeling the fine sand float around my feet as I sunk into it, surprised at how cold it was […]

The Great Mid West, Australia


 The hot wind lashed against my face as the bike raced up the wide open highway.  I’d been in fifth gear for 30 miles now, and the radiating engine singed the hairs on my leg.  We were hoping to reach Kalbarri by nightfall, but we were already under a ripe mango sky. Anna and I […]

Ayers Rock, Australia: The wonder of nothing


For the dung beetle – a native of this land – the race was on. Before long, the midday heat would ignite the earth so much that the tiny soles of his feet could barely tread the burnished ground below. And so speed was of the essence. He darted to and fro – a daily […]

Cradle Mountain, Australia

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I almost made it to the top of Cradle Mountain once. Time defeated me, and some misty rain that coated the rocks with a fine wet slick. There’s a bit of rock scrambling to make it to the very top of this cradle-shaped dolomite mountain in the Tasmanian wilderness. However, it’s not as difficult as […]

Spend my time wisely with no regret in Australia


A place that inspires me to spend my time wisely with no regret As we all know,a place can be area, building, town or country where the living is. This is not about the best value necessarily,its about a town or country that gives me the enthusiasm to stay somewhere for a period of time […]

Overcoming fear at the Great Barrier Reef,Australia

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“Get in the water, woman! Get in the water!” No, I am not Allie, from The Notebook, being encouraged to jump into a modest, safe pond. I am Barbara Anne, and I was being encouraged to jump into the middle of the unknown, Pacific Ocean. “What if there are sharks!” I wailed to my boyfriend, […]

Road-tripping: Silver City Highway in Australia


Road trips are like a good nights sleep – they foster a sense of freedom and possibility. Gather a carefully curated selection of travel buddies, songs and snacks and you have formed the foundations of an adventure full of a million memories and laughs. Choosing a destination can be tricky. Do you swim in the […]