Sydney Opera House

Gorgeous Photos of Sydney Australia as I Chase the Sun

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For a month, my travels had been plagued with rain in both Dublin and London and while not quite surprising in either city, I was looking forward to my Australia trip – my suitcase was packed with sunscreen, flip flops and summer clothes (my sneakers were thrown in last minute for the Bridge Climb as […]

Westin Sydney King Room

The Westin Sydney Review – A Luxury SPG Award Stay in Australia

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On my first visit to The Westin Sydney many years ago, I got stuck in the elevator.  No, there wasn’t an electrical or mechanical problem, it was a dumb “only Sue” reason – I couldn’t get my keycard to work in the slot to press my floor.  I tried a few times as the door […]

Sydney Opera House in clouds and rain

Raining on my Birthday Parade in Sydney

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The rain used to follow me on vacation, it became a running joke with friends and family that a gloomy cloud resided over my head and went with me on vacation.  At some point, the cloud went away for a few years but then on my third visit to Sydney over my birthday weekend, the […]

Hotel Review: Pullman Sydney on Hyde Park

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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

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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 […]