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12 Apostles on Australia's Great Ocean Road

A Little Travel Memory … Goodbye Ye Faithful Apostles

The scenery on the Great Ocean Road in Australia reminded me of the blown Murano glass scupltures in Venice , Italy. This post was really inspired entirely by the photo below. Like a glass-blower, nature purposefully highlighted the scene with a sizable dose of reddish-orange limestone (two colors opposite on the color-wheel and therefore complimentary :). My […]

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A Little Sand…Nine Women Pushing a 4WD

Here’s a fun fact you may have never known – when you push a car out of deep sand, you can actually fall on your face once the car starts moving. Fun fact. I’m all for women power – ra ra, equality, ra ra – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that there […]

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A Little Serenade…Six Songs for a Happy Birthday!

So there I am, a year ago today, sweaty, sand is in every single possible crevice of my body, the cake I bought completely melting all over the makeshift table, and yet the moment is precisely right as twenty-four backpackers serenade me with the Happy Birthday song in six different languages. We were all on […]

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How to spend the holidays as a solo traveler.

A Little Reflection… On Spending the Holidays Alone as a Solo Traveler

Murmur the world “Christmas” and you likely imagine a toasty log cabin with a flickering fire. You’re sipping a steaming cup of hot chocolate while the snow blankets the cabin in an earthly quiet. Perhaps there’s even a twinkling Christmas tree tucked into the corner and carols tinkling from the radio. That’s the Hollywood Christmas […]

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A Little Payoff…Salvation in Kings Canyon Australia

Huddled under one lone awning in the middle of the Outback, as the rain poured down around us, we all looked forlornly at the broken down tour bus while Jess presented us with a choice: admit defeat and return to the previous night’s campground near Uluru head a couple hours down the road toward Kings […]

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A Little Choice…Uluru's Base Walk and Personal Choice

Rain alternated between a deluge and a misty-drizzle the entire first day on our Outback tour – and incredible luck meant we not only witnessed the waterfalls on Uluru (Ayres Rock), but also, a briefly visible rainbow as the last light of the day lit the rock a glowing orange. On the flip side though, […]

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A Little Tour…It's Raining on Uluru

We’re flashing back to Australia today – to Uluru most specifically. Fret not my friends, the stories of Ireland are not over, but there were a handful of neat experiences in Australia that I never got a chance to cover. I’ll preface this entire post by saying that although I was on an organized tour […]

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