Byron Bay and the hippy life

Let’s re-learn to relax! My review of Byron Bay is a wannabe hippy town. I loved it. It is where all the tourists go to sit in the sun, have a little surf, shop till you drop and party like no tomorrow. If you’re looking for a scene, go to Byron Bay, I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading Byron Bay and the hippy life

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New South Wales and the road more or less traveled

As you know (or if you’re just joining me, then as you’re about the know) I’ve been chatting about my experiences backpacking around Australia, what I’ve seen, what I’ve learned and what you can expect from an experience like mine (ours, there are 2 of us). So I’m up to the part where the weather … Continue reading New South Wales and the road more or less traveled

A Day in Melbourne, my new favorite city

Ah Melbourne! Sits on the water in the Port Phillip Bay in the state of Victoria. Kite surfing seems to be the national sport here since there is a good number of windy days that are perfect for surf junkies. Also they have an amazing coffee culture which have inspired whole magazines in the city. … Continue reading A Day in Melbourne, my new favorite city

West Coast Beach Life

A rainy day in Busselton, WA Australia We went for a camping trip in the Margaret River area to get out of the hustle and bustle of the everyday. I went for a walk on the beach near the super long Jetty and got this shot along with many more of course.

Like a fine red wine: Welcome to Yabby Lake Vineyard

After our Great Ocean Road stint we had a job lined up to work at the Yabby Lake Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. While back in Canada my sister in-law introduced us to a wonderful Australian wine, Cooralook, and I thought it would be fun to get a job on the winery that made … Continue reading Like a fine red wine: Welcome to Yabby Lake Vineyard

Is this life worth the money?

I need to figure out what I want. We are on our second year visa in Australia right now and we have until March here (approx. 7months). While we are here do I want to live the “free” life, moving around from job to job, having a good time with no bills and responsibilities or … Continue reading Is this life worth the money?

Generosity

People can be so giving During our Australian travels we have been quite surprised by the giving nature of people.  Maybe it’s an Australian thing or maybe it’s because we have “funny” accents and people can tell we’re not from around here, but people have been so generous to us.   If we have ever really … Continue reading Generosity

Great Ocean Road; Great Open Adventures

Before we first ran out of money we had been in la la land for maybe a month and a half. Living in the car on the side of the road overlooking the ocean, or in our tent not far from the ocean overlooking something else cool. We cooked, we ate, we talked, we got … Continue reading Great Ocean Road; Great Open Adventures

Year II: My definition of Freedom

Year Two; The Big Trip.  Australia! After a strange year in Vancouver, sitting around and being homesick it was time for us to jet off on the big adventure.  This was what I was waiting for. Australia! Freedom!  Real traveling!  Now I will tell you a little about myself, I’m a planner.  I plan everything. … Continue reading Year II: My definition of Freedom