Meet The Magpie Whisperer

Sometimes the most memorable travel experiences happen when you’re least expecting it. Recently I met a man in a park. I noticed him because he was holding a wild magpie, a bird that is known not to be very friendly in Australia. I thought he was probably insane… In Australia magpies are known to attack people when they are…

A Thousand Gold Coast Bats

This evening I witnessed a rare and incredible sight; a sky filled with thousands of bats flocking towards the south. It’s not uncommon to see large bats in the Gold Coast, but it is rare to see more than two or three at a time, much less a thousand. I wonder where they were going?…

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort

I’ve debated writing this post for almost a year now, not wanting to give away the secret of my favourite vacation spot, Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. I’ve decided that it’s finally time to share, partially because not that many people read my blog, and partially because I’m currently coming off of a wild dolphin high….

The Race That Stops The Nation

Every year, on the first Tuesday of November, Australians stop everything to celebrate the event of the year, the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is literally a 3 minute horse race, but really it’s a formal affair where men get dressed up in pin-striped suits and woman wear edgy fascinators and spring fashions straight from the runway. In…

Review: Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching

A few weeks ago I had a special birthday surprise and was taken Humpback whale watching with the Spirit of Gold Coast. This has been on my bucket list for a while and I had spent countless hours on the Gold Coast beaches searching for these giant creatures, which only resulted in seeing a few whales that…