Top Secret Turtle Business In Bundaberg

Every year, from early January to the end of March, near the tiny town of Bundaberg, Australia, baby turtles are welcomed to the world by the visitors of Mon Repos National Park. I was worried that my 6 hour trip to this small North Queensland town would all be for nothing, as the park makes it clear that this…

The Yummiest Street In Brisbane

Is there a happier street in all of Brisbane than Eat Street? I really don’t think so. For those of you who have never heard of Eat Street, let me fill you in. While not technically a street, and set in an old container wharf, Eat Street is now a huge outdoor market filled with the most delicious international…

The Great BARFier Reef

When I found out I would be moving to Australia, seeing the colourful Great Barrier Reef topped my list of things to see. However, what I didn’t expect to see was so much… well ummm… barf. We woke up early in Cairns to board a large catamaran that would take us, plus 100 people, on an hour long trip to a pontoon,…

How To Spend 2 Days In Chicago

After visiting some of the best cities in the world I honestly didn’t expect Chicago to compare… how wrong I was. Perhaps it was naive of me to think this, after all, Oprah does live there! But none the less, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Chicago was a city packed with some of the best…

6 Photos That Will Make You Respect The Almighty Croc

On my trip to Darwin, I took a Jumping Crocodile Cruise down the Adelaide River to see wild crocodiles. Spending time with these dinosaurs will make you realize that they deserve nothing but respect and are way too strong, smart and powerful to be in captivity. Here are 6 photos that my Dad and I took on this cruise…

3 Winter Day Trips From Ottawa to Quebec

If you want to take a day trip from Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, you don’t have to look far. In fact, you just have to look over the river and across the bridge to Quebec, a province that, while close to Ottawa, culturally feels a like it’s a million miles away.  Here are 3 easy…

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?…

A Snapshot Into Melbourne’s Street Art Scene

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. If that’s true I’m already rambling because these pictures say a lot. Below, are some of my favourite photographs of Melbourne’s street art scene, that I took with my Nexus phone on my recent trip. Note: The best part of Melbourne’s street art is stumbling upon it when you’re least…

3 Unimportant Things I Learned At The Aussie Open

I’m not a big sports fan, but when I was offered the opportunity to travel to Melbourne and attend the Australian Open, I obviously couldn’t say no. As someone who knows very little about tennis, this was an interesting travel experience because I really had a different perspective on my surroundings, compared to the average fan. Here are 3…

Happy Australia Day- Top Aussie Adventures

Happy Australia Day! I’ve now been in Australia for over a year and a half and in that time I’ve done and seen a lot, including visiting 5 out of the 8 Australian states and/or territories. So, to celebrate this amazing country, here is a list of my favourite sights/activities in the 5 states I’ve visited: Northern Territory…

10 Reasons To Visit Tasmania

Tasmania, the little island state south of Australia’s coast that’s often forgotten about. Never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, even Australian’s forget about Tasmania; a large grocery chain recently recalled all their Australia Day merchandise because they forgot to include Tasmania on the map! But, don’t be fooled by this small state’s ability to fly under the…

Travelling To Hobart Using Airbnb

When I booked my trip to Hobart in Tasmania, I expected to visit a quiet fishing town surrounded by ocean, wildlife and nature. What I didn’t expect were the astronomical hotel prices, which had more than quadrupled due to a festival taking place during my travel dates. In pursuit of more affordable accommodation I considered Airbnb, but was…