Cuzco is a beautiful Unesco World Heritage site that introduces you to the fun effects altitude can have on your body. Did you know your body can stop breathing when sleeping at altitude? And Coca tea, commonly drank in Peru to combat the effects of altitude sickness, really IS cocaine in a cup. Ok, not really, but don’t take a drug test after consuming it.
For as long as I can remember Machu Picchu has held the #1 spot on my travel list. Every year I end up somewhere else but there. I had barely been back a week from my six weeks in Australia and New Zealand when LAN airlines advertised a $499 RT special to Lima from LA. How could I say no?
From Melbourne I took a quick 1-hr flight south to Tasmania for a 6-day campervan’ing adventure. What I knew about Tasmania was superficial: it’s home to the Tassie devil and the butt of a lot of Australian jokes but has stunningly beautiful geography. I rented a 3-berth camper from Hertz
Phillip Island, about an hour and a half south of Melbourne, is infamous for penguin research and the “Penguin Parade“. It’s one of the few places in the world where thousands of Little Penguins, the smallest penguin species in the world, waddle up the beach shores at dusk to return
I have always dreamed of visiting the Great Barrier Reef and snorkeling there has been on my bucket list for a long, long time. Today, I can announce with giddiness: mission accomplished! When I first booked my trip to Australia, I spent a fair bit of time researching exactly where
It’s no small feat to get to Fraser Island, but you MUST put it on your destination list. I’ve seen amazing wildlife and dingoes aplenty. I’ve walked on the softest sand in the world and been jostled on rough inland sand tracks. Fraser has a lot of adventure and relaxation. It’s got everything.
Fraser Island is a World Heritage site off the eastern coast of Australia and is the largest sand island in the world. It’s also the only island in the world with a rainforest. The driving is adventurous, the views are stunning, the water is crystal clear, and we’ve already seen lots of wildlife. It’s heaven on earth!