Category Archives: Travel

Where we’ve been… again

Lost in Queensland with Dan from Mangrove Adventures and finding our way through croc-infested waters. Again, its been over a week between posts but I suppose that’s what happens when everyday life in Australia becomes ordinary.  However, take a trip to … Continue reading

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An August Spring

We welcome spring in Melbourne. With temps in the 60s, spring has finally arrived and not a moment too soon.  These beautiful weekends beckon us, once again, down the Mornington Peninsula.  Spring beach finds at Sorrento Back Beach and pinot noir at Paringa Winery make up a perfect … Continue reading

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Cape Schanck

When visitors are in town (cousins from California in my case) you want to go somewhere new and different, somewhere off the beaten path, somewhere a local Aussie would possibly take visiting friends to escape the droves of downtown tourists.  We tested our … Continue reading

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Sydney from 3 1/2 feet

My almost 4 year old daughter Claire contributed the following post. I love vacations.  I love hotels.  I love Sydney.  My favorite part was the Opera House and Harbor Bridge.  Colin says, “op house…  (pause) ahhhhhhh.”   He likes it too.  … Continue reading

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“Sid, Syyyydd-neeeey, Its Sydney!”

This was my first trip traveling alone with my 2 children (and 1 stuffed koala) on an airplane.  Thankfully the flight is only 75 minutes from Melbourne and that Crayola invented Color Wonder markers. “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.  I … Continue reading

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Where we’ve been…

Where have we been?  Sydney.  We’ve been contemplating our lives’ existence while enjoying warm and sunny, winter days in The Rocks. Its been over a week since my last blog post and I feel guilty.  I’ve been having so much fun blogging and it … Continue reading

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Light Reading

Interested in learning about Australia?  About to travel down under?  Enjoy witty travel journals?  Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country is for you.  Australia Fun Facts Australia is the world’s sixth largest country and largest island, the only island continent and … Continue reading

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Children in the vineyard!

Here’s a brief description of what my children did while we (my husband and I) tasted Australian wine in the Yarra Valley. The kids ate ice cream (bribery can be sweet), ransacked an autumn/winter display,               made … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s most prestigious wine region and only about an hour east of Melbourne.  We needed to go and without any Australian holidays in our near future now was as good a time as any.  Plus, it was … Continue reading

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Mornington Peninsula: Maze n’ Wine

The Mornington Peninsula is only about an hour’s drive south from Melbourne and has lots of beaches, wildlife, outdoor activities and its own wine region.  We had a day to explore the area over our long weekend celebrating the Queen’s 85th … Continue reading

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