Category Archives: Wildlife

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 Bunyip

“Can you please tell me what bunyips look like?” “Yes.  Bunyips don’t look like anything.”  A bunyip (pronounced bun-eep) is a legendary creature from Aboriginal folklore.  A bunyip is said to lurk around the Bunyip River, water holes and other areas … Continue reading

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The Kids Storm Through Melbourne

To see, sense and explore with children can be an arduous task.  They can become overwhelmed and easily frustrated with museums and attractions at any age.  Melbourne is extremely accessible and welcomes children.  In turn, my kids have welcomed the city into their vernacular. … 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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Australia, a postcard

My parents recently returned to New Jersey from their Australian experience. Here is a brief picture postcard of their stay in Melbourne and side trips to the Great Ocean Road and Tasmania.  We celebrated milestone birthdays and witnessed many firsts, including first … 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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