Category Archives: Beach

New Zealand, Period.

Gorgeous.  Simply breathtaking.  Period. Our trip to Queenstown, New Zealand was just that (minus a couple of 2 year old tantrums, fines at customs and a trip to the emergency room.)  After hauling 13 bags from Australia (we were on our way home to … Continue reading

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Our Final Aussie Days

Donning heavy coats and gloves before going out has me reminiscing our final days in Australia.  We took our final trip down the Mornington Peninsula.  Alone on gorgeous beaches in Portsea (barely warm enough for swimsuits) we took our last steps in rock … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Island, SA: Our Exhale

Just off the southern coast of Adelaide lives Kangaroo Island.  The island brings unique Australian environments to one small island.  We experienced a simple life all its own. We saw the wildlife. It’s an island sheltered from mainland intruder species like rabbits … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Island, SA: Our arrival

I have been at a crossroad as to how I should tell our story of Kangaroo Island.  Should I emphasize our days long journey?  Should I center around the wildlife?  the little connection to the outside world? the beach house? the kids? the … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly Tasmania

Tasmania is a place I knew so little about.  I knew I wanted to visit the island and I knew my parents agreed.  (James Boag’s beer advertisements could only do so much to paint a picture of Tasmania.)  So off … Continue reading

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Where we’ve been… unplugged and offline

This is what life is like when you are a world away: no phones, no internet, no tv, no Google maps, limited rainwater supply, dirt roads and hundreds of Australian sea lions lazing about the beach (Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA). … Continue reading

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Lost in Queensland

This is our story of how we survived tropical Queensland, a visit-at-your-own-risk state.  Please note, this is a long post.  Getting lost in Queensland is easy.  Getting out is an adventure. Queensland is gorgeous, dangerously gorgeous.  Many haunting tales come from … Continue reading

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