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 cages, for you to pet and feed as you please. It was insanity! Oh and I got to cuddle with a koala. His name was […]
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 water yourself! After drying off, we grabbed a semi-fancy dinner at MakiMoto, where the salmon belly was oh so good!
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 you get to eat your breakfast on a balcony with a wonderful view. Caught the sunrise near the Glasshouse Mountains. Did the nature walk at […]
I recently took a quick weekend trip to Cancún to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. It was absolutely breathtaking. If you’re visiting, I urge you to get up for the sunrise–even if you want to sleep in–it’s well worth it. Because of the white sands, the water reflects the sky so brilliantly.
Fort Collins is a mecca for beer lovers and outdoor adventurers. After white water rafting down the Cache la Poudre River, we hit up a few of the local establishments. Funkwerks, had a great grapefruit Belgian IPA called Trendy AF Snowbank, who had a New England IPA New Belgium, and tried out La Folie for the first time
Red Rocks Park is just 10 miles outside the city center of Denver, Colorado. These iconic red sandstone structures are home to an outdoor amphitheater that dates back to the 1940s and several hiking trails. The jagged configuration of rocks is known as a fountain formation. It’s believed to be between 290 and 340 million years old. The rocks themselves are red because the iron oxide they are made of has “rusted” or oxidized with exposure to the elements.
Where do you even begin when talking about the Johnston Canyon trail in Banff? This place is a must see. Not only is the path itself remarkable, but the views are stunning, and the hike is simple. Somehow some amazing welders and engineers came up with a way to fix a sidewalk along the side of this giant canyon. There are sections when you are walking directly above the surging waters below. As you hike, you pass waterfall after waterfall. […]
After hanging out in Calgary, we took off in our little FIAT towards Banff. It was a breathtaking drive and it took just over an hour. With a quick pit stop in the quaint downtown, I grabbed a coffee and a slice o’ keesh at Whitebark Cafe. Then we were ready to get our hike on. We took the gondola up the side of Sulphur Mountain and explored the area. Lots of little critters were there to greet us. It was sweet to […]
Let’s talk a photo tour of Killarney National Park. It’s right next to the quaint city of Killarney in County Kerry. Founded in 1932 as a donation to Ireland, it preserves native forests and wildlife. It’s huge (25,425 acres in fact) and filled with tiny little roads that curve up and down the landscape. The very first thing we did when we got there was hike up to the top of Torc Waterfall. It was breathtaking, quite literally, for us […]