We look back at our first impressions of Australia and all the unique things it has to offer.
Ayers Rock, or Uluru to the local Aborginal people, is a large rock in central Australia that feels just about a million miles from anywhere. Read on why that's a good thing.
Fiji may be best known for it's relaxed island life, but it's also nice to know that Fiji has enough to do that you can mix it up a bit when you get tired of sunning in your beach chair. Here are our picks for 10 of the most fun and unusual things to do in Fiji.
Chances are that if you travel long enough you'll eventually have a few crazy stories to tell. One of our best is actually also one of the first incidents we ever had the road. Let me warn you, this one involves an Aussie and a big knife and it wasn't Crocodile Dundee.
Sydney is a gorgeous city and it never ceased to amaze us how many great things there were to do in town, from checking out the sights to chilling on the sand to walking in fields of daisies. For those of you thinking of checking out this world famous city, here's a quick list of 10 great things to do in Sydney.
Australia's Fraser Island is one of the most diverse, interesting places we've ever visited. In our three days on Fraser Island, we packed in enough sights to last a month. And we almost missed it... So what's so great about Fraser Island? In a sentence? Shipwrecks, airplanes landing on the beach, towering sand cliffs, champagne tidal pools, wild dingoes, migrating humpback wales, a freshwater aquifer, camping on the beach, 4x4 sand tracks, beautiful sandy beaches, and a fascinating Aboriginal history. Here's a overview of all the great things we found to do on Fraser Island...
Cinnamon-red mud splatters the windshield, and our van slides precariously sideways toward the ditch, righting just in time to keep us on the road. We don't dare stop; the thick mud is as slick as ice, and deep enough that we would be stuck in seconds. Charles and I are driving the infamous Oodnadatta Track, which cuts through the heart of Australia's Outback and traces the route of the old Ghan railway. We decided to brave the track, sometimes notoriously rough and difficult, in our 14-year-old, 2-wheel-drive, Toyota HiAce van. We are prepared for the trip: the van carries enough water to float a small navy, food for a few weeks, spare tires and a jack. Still, I'm worried that our van, which we've owned for barely two weeks, won't be up to the trip...