Travel Theme: Flutter

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Don’t be fooled by how secure I look in this picture; I’m actually standing over 100 feet above the ground on a small metal platform in a giant tree. To put it into perspective look at how far below me those other treetops are-that’s the rainforest canopy, and I’m about 20 feet above that. To say my heart was fluttering at this moment would be a bit of an understatement. I’m really proud of myself for this moment because I think this was the first time I conquered one of my biggest fears.

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Christmas Limbo

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia on a scorchin’ summers day!

Well it’s Christmas Eve here in Australia, although it certainly doesn’t feel like it. And I don’t think that it is simply because I am away from home and this is different from any Christmas I have ever experienced. There is no snow, no seasonal Starbucks drinks, no cinnamon or gingerbread scents wafting through the air. Surprisingly that is not what I find odd about this Christmas. Read More »

Au Revoir, Spring

I said goodbye to spring for the second time this year. December 1st marks the first day of summer in Australia. As the hotter days settle in I think of how privileged I am to have witnessed the array of colours that define the season of growth in Australia.


 

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The pale purple of the jacaranda tree is something out of an elven forest. The weeks that these flowers bloomed made me believe I was in a fantasy wonderland.Read More »

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Once in a while we are privileged enough to have a dining experience we will always remember. It may be a combination of outstanding food, an exciting atmosphere, but mostly its the person you’re with:shy smiles as you catch each others eye, the tender touch on the other’s hand across the table, a conversation that makes you connect with each other like never before.

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