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FriFotos: Chill Out and Relax on 5 Continents

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Australia, Easter Island, Europe, London, Photography, Tucson

Failing miserably at the Indie30 blogging challenge (I’m swamped with two weeks of prompts to work on), it’s very timely that the FriFotos theme is RELAX.  So in the spirit of multi-tasking the two different hashtags #Indie30 and #FriFotos, I’m going to relax a bit but showing photos of places I’ve traveled to around the […]

Hotel Review: Pullman Sydney on Hyde Park

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Australia, Hotels, Sydney, Travel, Twitter Contest

The tweet from Accor Hotels said “retweet this to win a 2 night stay in Sydney”, well, who am I not to comply with a directive like that?  So retweet I did as it was easy enough to do – no forms to complete, no log in or granting access to my friends.  So imagine […]

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb – A Memorable Birthday Gift

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, Sydney, Travel

I’ve never climbed a tree, a fence or the monkey bars in my childhood. As a kid in the city, I walked everywhere and played “Freedom” which involved running like crazy to avoid being caught.  Climbing a bridge was never something I thought possible but for my birthday visit to Sydney, it would become a […]

Wine Tasting & Chocolate in the Yarra Valley of Australia

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Activities/Experiences, Melbourne, Travel, Wine

If you were to walk into most Pennsylvania state controlled liquor stores, the “Australian” wine section is about 90% Yellow Tail. While the “premium section” has a few Australian wines, you can imagine how exciting it has been over the years to visit wineries in Australia on my holidays.  My winery visits  in the Yarra […]

Iconic Twelve Apostles rock formations along The Great Ocean Road

Exploring The Great Ocean Road in Melbourne

Posted on 11 CommentsPosted in Activities/Experiences, Australia, Flights, Melbourne, Travel

As I look back on the Australia trip, the stars seemed to align for my day on The Great Ocean Road (the GOR) – the weather began sunny and bright on the cool side.  When I was researching “things to do in Melbourne”, driving  The Great Ocean Road was at the top. For me, I […]

Sailing in Hobart, Tasmania on water with blue skies and puffy clouds

Two Months – Three trips, 16 flights, 43,000 miles and I’m exhausted

Posted on 9 CommentsPosted in Australia, Boston, Dublin, Flights, Itineraries, Paris, Travel

I knew it was wrong but I couldn’t stop myself, my body was craving chocolate at 9 a.m., so  there I was eating pretzel M&Ms with my breakfast. My body had no clue what time zone it was in and how long we were staying here as for almost two months, I was on a […]

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Solving my Award Ticket to Australia puzzle

Posted on 19 CommentsPosted in Airlines, Australia, Itineraries, Loyalty Points

I successfully booked an award air ticket last week to Australia but it was literally exhausting (just thinking about it is making me tired).  I spent at least ten hours (or more) trying to figure out the various parts of the puzzle to put together the journey.  If you are a Homeland fan, I was […]