Thursday, June 29th, 2017

My 13 Best Travel Moments of 2013

In a year of travel taking me from Austria to Australia, Boston to Bangkok, Malta to Macedonia, Kyoto to Koh Lanta, the good times have been so good. To commemorate the year, I decided to do a round-up of my best travel moments of 2013. Rest assured, as good as the times rolled, it certainly wasn’t […]

Is Australia a Value Destination?

It’s one of the most expensive countries in the world. Is Australia worth the cost? Over my three weeks Down Under, I choked at prices several times. The first time was at a little general store and cafe near Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory when I wanted to buy a cup of coffee. […]

The Glorious Beaches of Sydney, Australia

The following post is brought to you by Hotspot Shield — a product that I use to protect myself while on public wifi networks. To find out more about Hotspot Shield, click here. I’ve heard the comparisons again and again — Sydney is the gorgeous city, but Melbourne is the cool city. Sydney is the […]

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I can pinpoint exactly when and where I first heard about the Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb. It was the second season of The Amazing Race in 2002. I remember that clearly — I was a senior in high school, still coming off the high of my first overseas trip to France the year before, obsessed with […]

The UNESCO Hunt: 62-71

At this point, I can say that I’ve been to more than 70 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I’m chugging along in my UNESCO hunt — but I didn’t think it would take three months to visit the last ten! Were there missed opportunities? In Japan, most certainly. I easily could have visited Nara for the Historic […]

SOTM Tour: Month Four of Twelve

It’s been four months on the road for the SOTM Tour! Our fourth month was one of the busiest of the trip so far. We traveled like mad, visited some incredibly beautiful places, took part in tons of activities, met up with countless friends. This month also had some of the lowest points of the […]

Hello from Australia! Here’s what I’m up to.

As this post goes live, I will be in Australia for the very first time, camping in Kakadu National Park! With an incredibly busy schedule in the Northern Territory over the next week, the next few posts have been scheduled ahead of time. My itinerary will be as follows: Darwin: September 15 and 18-19 I […]