Five weeks in Australia

This is part of a series of posts about my trip to Australia from December 18, 2015 – January 23, 2016. Australia is a both a continent and a country — the sixth largest country in the world, in fact. From the harsh and unforgiving desert landscape that is the country’s heart, The Outback, to the…

TOUR REVIEW: Opals and Outback, by Topdeck

I travelled on this tour from December 24, 2015 – January 7, 2016.  Wild places fascinate me. I am drawn to the rough and craggy and challenging destinations; mountains, deserts and forests make me feel alive. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the ocean or modern cities or quaint villages, because I do. But these places don’t…

Melbourne or Sydney?

This is part of a series of posts about my trip to Australia from December 18, 2015 – January 23, 2016. It was fascinating to read Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country while travelling across Australia, though I must admit, I only managed to get a few chapters in during the trip. I finished most of…