Last week I got back from my second visit to Melbourne, Australia, and I want to share some of the places I recommend there, in case you ever get the chance to go (you should!). It is a really cool, inspiring place, and definitely one of my favorite cities I’ve visited.
Tips on how to pack light with just carry-on bags. Your air travel will be so much faster and easier if you avoid checking luggage!
Happy 2016! I spent the last couple of days of 2015 visiting my sister Elise in Ashland (down in southern Oregon, near the California border), and then driving home up the Oregon coast. Gray whales migrate from Alaska down to Mexico during this time of year, so we were hoping to do some whale-watching on the […]
A couple of weeks ago I came across this article, Oregon’s Best Hot Springs, and mentioned to Steven that we should try to visit one this winter. Neither of us had ever been to a hot spring, but I was surprised to see how many Oregon has (13 mentioned in that article, and there are […]
In the past 6 months or so I’ve been doing a lot more traveling than usual. I’ve gone along with my husband to a couple of international conferences and events, and we’ve visited family in the US. But on all of these trips, even the 2-week visit to Australia, we never checked a single bag. […]
As of today (Monday) I’m still in Australia, but I’m leaving for home tomorrow. Thanks to hyper-fast future travel, my trip will only take 40 minutes! Ok, sadly it just looks that way on paper due to the weirdness of time zones. The bad news is, regular posts have been difficult during this trip because […]
On Sunday (yeah, THIS Sunday, just a couple of days from now), I’m leaving for a trip to Australia. My husband and I will be visiting Perth, where he’s speaking at the Perth Writers Festival. After that we’ll head over to Melbourne for a week before we go home. Since I’ve never been to Australia, […]
Although I’m definitely a city girl, lately I’ve been feeling the urge to get out of town and visit the Oregon coast. Honestly I think it was partly because I had been looking at pretty Pacific ocean photos on Pinterest, but I was also just craving some peaceful nature. So yesterday Steven and I took […]
Before I embarked on my recent trip overseas, I upgraded some of my travel gear, and I was really happy I did. Since I know a lot of people will be traveling over the holidays, here are some of the travel essentials that made my trip a little more smooth. 1. Scarf – This is […]