Adventures in Australia

Dwarf Minke Whales and Cod Hole in the Great Barrier Reef!

Dwarf Minke Whales and Cod Hole in the Great Barrier Reef!

One of the most exciting events to look forward to on the Great Barrier Reef in July are Dwarf Minke Whales! As the name says, for a baleen whale they are rather small, growing to a maximum of 8 meters, or 24 ft, and on the endangered list, thank you Japan for slaughtering Minkes illegally […]

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What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

What it is like diving the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

I hope you all had a lovely Labor Day Weekend readers in the U S of A! Today, I continue my journey on the Spirit of Freedom on the Great Barrier Reef! Our dive spots were the Ribbon Reefs at the far northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching for 50 miles along the continental shelf! These […]

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A Funny Thing Happened When I Arrived in Cairns!

A Funny Thing Happened When I Arrived in Cairns!

In June and July of 2016, I took an epic trip to Sydney, Australia, Bali and Komodo National Park in Indonesia, then I finished with a fantastic voyage on the Spirit of Freedom, a great dive boat experience in the Great Barrier Reef! But…I had to get from Komodo to the Great Barrier Reef…. Taking […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The Magic of Koalas and Kangaroos

Fab Photos Friday: The Magic of Koalas and Kangaroos

What comes to mind when you hear “Australia”? I’m betting that Koalas and Kangaroos are at the top of the list, along with the Great Barrier Reef and the Opera House. Australia has so many creatures who appear only on the Australian continent, and that alone makes these animals special…not to mention adorable. And they […]

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A Glorious Day in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

A Glorious Day in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

As I carefully planned my itinerary for Sydney, I knew I had to have a day to visit the Blue Mountains. I have read several books where they figure prominently, their blue haze a romantic background to so many stories. The Blue Mountains definitely lived up to their romance. Shying away from large tours and […]

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What I Love about The Four Seasons Sydney

What I Love about The Four Seasons Sydney

I could do the usual hotel review and tell you all about this luxurious 5 Star hotel in Sydney, but instead, I will tell you what I loved about it! (Check out the hotel facts at the Four Seasons, Hotel Facts). First, the friendliest greeting team ever! All smiles from the time I stepped out […]

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Fab Photos Friday: A First Look at Sydney!

Fab Photos Friday: A First Look at Sydney!

  Whenever I go to a new city I take a bus tour in order to become familiar with the layout of the city. In Sydney, this included a wonderful harbour boat tour, which was awesome. Here is my first glimpse of Sydney!  

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Taking a Tour of The Rocks in Sydney

Taking a Tour of The Rocks in Sydney

Australia has a fascinating history. Many of those who settled Australia were convicts, sentenced to be “transported” by England, did you know that? I wanted to learn more about this history so I took a tour with The Rocks Walking Tours, located on Harrington Street, in The Rocks. They were recommended to me by the concierge at […]

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