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Trip: Australia

There are [11] stories from my trip: Australia

Party Like Its 1999

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [1132] | Comments [1]

Its 1999 around here these days, and we're partying accordingly.  New Year's eve, 1999, marked not only a new century, but the dawn of a new millennium.  The changeover was one the world hadn't seen and wouldn't see for 1000 years.  The rare opportunity ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Saving $$ on Accommodation

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | Views [2612] | Comments [1]

Our travels have thus far taken us half-way through AustralAsia; we've done the Austral part, we're working on the Asia part.  So far, we've learned much, and forgotten most of it.  But, we have learned a few things about saving some dough on the road ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Tips

It was the best of times...

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Views [3322] | Comments [2]

But it was also the worst of times. There's a little town about halfway down the coast called Noosa where Gen and I did some of the best and some of the worst camping of our trip so far. Arriving in Noosa on Easter weekend, we neglected to take that ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Crocs Rule!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Views [1936] | Comments [1]

An entire zoo based around one family’s obsession with Crocodilia Crocodylidae?  Gen and I thought it impossible, but, my skeptical friends, not only is it possible, its so popular it warrants naming it after the very country that hosts it, giving it ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

4 X Tour: Fraser Island

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | Views [1255]

I had a dream once:  In my dream I was on a beautiful island.  On this island there were white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, beautiful palm trees, 4x4 trucks and trails everywhere, and the purest pedigree of wild dogs in the world.  This was ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Sailing and Snorkeling and Tsunamis...

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [1435]

       OH MY!! How much adventure can three days at sea hold? Enough to fill an ocean! Three days on the Atlantic Clipper touring the Whitsundays, and we've deservingly earned our sea legs. The Whitsundays are a cluster of islands off the coast ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [3630] | Comments [3]

For any of you backpackers out there that may be reading this be warned:  MAGNUM'S IN AIRLIE BEACH IS THE WORST HOSTEL WE'VE EVER STAYED AT.   In hindsight, I suppose we should have seen it coming when, at 6:30 in the morning, after our bus driver ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Cairns Can!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 8 Apr 2007 | Views [2296]

Whoever lost paradise, no worries, we found it.  I'm not sure where you lost track of it, but we found it on the northeast coast of Queensland.  And, since it didn't have any tags or a contact number, we've adopted it as our own. The recipe for ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Gallery: Australia

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Disney's Lies Revealed!!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [2348] | Comments [2]

After so many years of naive acceptance of Disney's claims that its theme parks are the "Happiest Place on Earth", Gen and I have uncovered the truth.  After wandering, by chance, into the Elizabeth Hostel in Melbourne, we discovered, and ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Cyclone JakeandGenny

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [1205] | Comments [2]

Touchdown OZ!!  We still haven't figured out why they call Australia OZ, but here's what we think:  Australia became Aussie became OZ...that's the best pedigree we can come up with; anything we learn from here, we'll keep you posted. Since the end ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road