Later ‘Strayla

As my time comes to an end in Australia, I felt it only right to do a play by play of my favorite things in each of the cities that I visited. Although my answers are obviously biased to my personal feelings, perhaps they will help guide you on your future quest to the land […]

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

On our forth day in Cairns, we had the opportunity to snorkel and scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef with a company called Reef Encounter. Although the trip was more on the expensive side for my poor post-college budget, everyone told me that this was a must do activity. I hemmed and hawed at […]

School’s Out For Summer/Forever

As most of you know, this trip to Australia was my last attempt at being a student before I am trust into the real world of 40 hour work weeks and responsibilities. Therefore, taking the final and having our final dinner was actually really scary. Luckily, our final was relatively easy since I had been […]

Welcome to Cairns: The Beginning of the End

Before I get started, this is my 100th post on this blog! So crazy! Appropriate that I am talking about one of my favorite places I have been in my travels. We arrived in Cairns fresh off the Gold Coast, and we welcomed into a large hostel called Gilligan’s, which he had been told was […]

The Gold Coast: Versace, Dreamworld & Australian Vegas

Every Australian that I had met up to going to the Gold Coast absolutely hated it, denouncing the location as trashy. However, once we stepped off of the plane and I felt sunlight stream onto my face for the first time in weeks, it took all I had to not get onto my knees and […]

A Beachy Farewell to Sydney

Our last day in Sydney, I got sick…but in order to combat that, I decided to go on a 4 mile walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach along the coast of Sydney. With me, there were three other girls from the Tourism program, and after taking a bus to Bondi Beach, we began our […]

Darling Harbour, aka, the Best Harbour

As I said in my last blog, Darling Harbour is my favorite neighborhood in Sydney. I ended up going to DH three times during my two weeks in Sydney, and I wish that I had had more time to return and see even more of the things that it has to offer tourists. Darling Harbour […]

STUDYING Abroad in Australia

Believe it or not, I did in fact come to Australia to study. I am a part of the Tourism and Event Management program with TEAN Abroad, and because of that, have gone to class almost every day and had various field trips that relate to the class. Within this class, we have three hours […]

Sydney’s Olympic Park: ANZ Stadium

On our 6th day in Sydney, and our overall 19th day in Australia, the Tourism group took a field trip to the ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park. As the name suggests, this is where the 2000 Olympics were held (and maybe more notably, where Michael Phelps made his international debut). We met our tour […]