Today we celebrate one year of adventure and traveling the world. We've had our share of ups and downs, but ultimately we've met our goal of traveling around the world together for one year. In total we visited 19 countries, logged over 87,000 kilometers/57,000 miles and only got denied entry into one country. After sifting through the thousands of … Continue reading Photo Journal: A Year Traveling the World!
Overview Made it to our last country after visiting Far North Queensland in Australia. We had a heck of a travel day to Christchurch, but once on the ground we explored the city, met my parents and started our two week road trip. Our road trip was south to Dunedin, west to Te Anua, north to Queenstown, … Continue reading Last Stop: New Zealand
Tropical North Queensland January 24th: Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef As soon as we landed in North Queensland we instantly noticed the change of terrain and climate. We saw lush rainforest covered hills descend into the teal blue ocean littered with dark patches of reef and a small, yet robust city and port. Cairns was originally a sugar mill town overrun with … Continue reading Oz VII: The Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest
Three weeks in Sydney With little sleep on New Years Eve we flew to Sydney early on New Years Day to begin a few weeks house and pet sitting for two families. We sat in the Ryde neighborhood with Bruno, the sweet overweight Chocolate Lab and then watched Rex in Stanmore, the 10-month-old energetic & smart … Continue reading Oz VI: House Sittings in Sydney
Overview of our Brisbane Week On December 22nd we arrived from Sydney to Brisbane to house, dog and cat sit for a family who were going on holiday over Christmas and New Years. We landed this gig back in November via the website trustedhousesitters.com; it enabled us to add a bit more time in Australia to live … Continue reading Oz V: A week in Brisbane
Coastal road trip to Sydney The morning of December 15th we packed our red Hyundai in Melbourne and headed towards our first stop, Metung. It was nice to be out of the city among countryside fields and small towns. When we arrived in Metung we found a walking path along the waterfront where we watched … Continue reading Oz IV: Roadtrip Melbourne to Sydney
Day 1: Meet Melbourne (aka. SE Portland) We flew from Tasmania on December 12th into Melbourne (pronounced 'mell-ben'), a city we discovered that is similar to Portland. We stayed at an Airbnb apartment in the popular Fitzroy/Collingwood neighborhood that, to us, mirrored SE Portland -- hipsters rocking the 'old is the new cool' style, funky street art, small local … Continue reading Oz III: Melbourne: Portland’s Sister City