Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia. There was something about it that reminded me of a much cleaner version of New Orleans. It’s on the bay, and a river winds throw the city center. The architecture is quite diverse and interesting, you can easily take boats to get around the city, and there is…

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The Australia Zoo

As a grown-up traveler, it’s easy to write off a trip to a zoo as you make your way around a new country. Well–don’t be fooled and skip over The Australia Zoo. This may have been where I felt the most acute culture shock on my trip down under. Animals just hop around, out of…

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Noosa

Noosa is a small shire on The Sunshine Coast of Australia. It’s pretty much paradise rolled into a great piece of sushi on a surfboard at sunset. It’s home to a bunch of koalas and surfing contests. We did the coastal hike and loved every minute of it. Don’t miss out on dipping into the…

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Maleny, Australia

Maleny, also located just outside of Brisbane, is very close to Tamborine Mountain. We stayed in this little town for a night and really enjoyed it. Here’s what we got up to: We stayed at Top of The Hill B&B. We opted for a cheaper room, so it was tiny. But the food was great–and…

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The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast of Australia is a huge tourist destination. There are tons of shops and high rises, beaches for surfing, restaurants and bars, theme parks, and it’s located right by the rainforest. Because of the rise of the film and music industry, it’s been nicknamed the Hollywood of Australia. We only spent one night…

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain in the Scenic Rim of Queensland Australia, is a beautiful rainforest, with tons of vegetation and waterfalls. We stayed in the small town for a few days and soon discovered it’s home to some of the sweetest folks. It seems to be a great little weekend getaway for the people who live in Brisbane.…

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One of my favorite cities on earth!

After spending a few days in Sydney–we hopped on a plane to Melbourne. I really enjoyed the laid back nature of the Australian airline, Quantas. Of course, it wouldn’t be Australian if it wasn’t laid back. First thing we did was take a cab to our hotel, The Sheraton in the Docklands. I really enjoyed that…

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Sneakers in Sydney

I’m so excited to share one of the most remarkable trips I’ve ever taken with you all. It started through a jet lagged foggy haze Down Under. I just wrapped a weeklong shoot in California (see some of that trip on my Carhartt blog here), and I had a few new lenses in tow. My…

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