Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel

May 3rd, 2014

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Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel A vacation is a time of relaxation, exploration, and all-round merriment. However, our stress-free vacation can have a great impact on everyone and everything around us, especially the environment. However, the good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint without having to … Continued

Ask me, “Why go to Australia?” and my response would be “How could one not want to go to Australia!?” As both a country and a continent, Australia is gigantic, encompassing an area of 7.692 million square kilometers/ 2.97 million miles squared, or five percent of the world’s land mass. What it packs into that … Continued

 The hot wind lashed against my face as the bike raced up the wide open highway.  I’d been in fifth gear for 30 miles now, and the radiating engine singed the hairs on my leg.  We were hoping to reach Kalbarri by nightfall, but we were already under a ripe mango sky. Anna and I … Continued

I almost made it to the top of Cradle Mountain once. Time defeated me, and some misty rain that coated the rocks with a fine wet slick. There’s a bit of rock scrambling to make it to the very top of this cradle-shaped dolomite mountain in the Tasmanian wilderness. However, it’s not as difficult as … Continued

Undoubtedly one of the most memorable moments of my five week trip to Australia last summer was in Melbourne where on a free walking tour we heard about Ned Kelly- one of the most famous figures in Australian history and a national hero. He is best described as the ‘Australian Robin Hood,’ who caused much … Continued

You’ve seen photos of those monkeys in Japan, fur frosted with icicles, warming themselves in the hot springs. That’s what I’m reminded of on a sweltering day in the Yarra River at Warrandyte, a suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne. Groups, couples, families, people with dogs: they’ve all wandered down the path from the main … Continued