The Places That Make Up My Brisbane

You can poke your toes into the water, or you can dive right in. The first five years of living with Brisbane, I poked my toes in, shuddered, and declared that I hated the water. The last year, I threw on my most flamboyant swimming suit, grinned to my friends, grabbed their hands, and jumped … Continue reading The Places That Make Up My Brisbane

Embracing Brisbane: A Bucket List

“I wish I knew how to quit you.”     ― Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain  Australia has welcomed me back into it's sweaty embrace after a year of non-stop travel. I admit I was reluctant to return to the motherland, but Australia has a way of sucking you back in. One day you're drinking a flat … Continue reading Embracing Brisbane: A Bucket List

Things I Will Miss When We Leave

In conjunction with my other post about things I won’t miss when I leave, I decided to mention a few things that I will definitely have a hard time leaving behind. I’ve omitted the usual things such as friends, family, favourite hang-outs, air conditioning etc. This is because it can be assumed that they are what I … Continue reading Things I Will Miss When We Leave

7 Things to Know Before You Go: Australia Edition

  My favourite, and possibly the only joke I know, goes like this. What’s the difference between yogurt and Australia? Yogurt has culture.. As funny as I think this joke is and as much as I am itching to escape my homeland, I can see the appeal Australia has for travellers. Where else can you … Continue reading 7 Things to Know Before You Go: Australia Edition

Things I Won’t Miss When We Leave

As we dip below the two-weeks-to-go mark, I find myself being prone to extreme bouts of excitement. Every time someone mentions the beach, I casually mention that I will soon be frolicking along the pristine sands of Koh Tao’s beaches. Whenever anyone talks about how bad work is, I interrupt by mentioning I only have … Continue reading Things I Won’t Miss When We Leave

How to Barely Survive Camping on Moreton Island, Brisbane

Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world. It lies only 58km off the coast of Brisbane and has become a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, huge desert sand dunes, and shipwrecks (which you can snorkel around). Here is our guide to ensuring you have a great … Continue reading How to Barely Survive Camping on Moreton Island, Brisbane