Category Archives: Australia

My life is not a ‘permanent vacation’

I updated my Facebook status a while back, and a friend commented partially in jest that they thought my life was a ‘permanent vacation’.  I’ve known this friend since I was 4, and while I knew she was kidding around a … Continue reading

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Eight random, and hopefully helpful, tips about travel

In my experience of travelling, I have learned a few practical things that I thought I would pass along to help make your journeys a bit easier: 1. Have a travelling ‘comfort kit’. Mine includes earplugs, hair elastics, bobby pins, eye … Continue reading

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One blog a week!

Happy 2014!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and has already started planning their travels for the coming weeks and months. As usual, I really don’t know what the next year will bring.  One goal of mine for … Continue reading

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Happy Travel Anniversary to me!

Three years ago, I left Vancouver for South Africa via London, with plans and planes booked to spend time in Asia and Australia, and anywhere else in between.  We all know how that one turned out: I started diving in … Continue reading

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To snap or not to snap?

As my time here on Amorgos starts drawing to a close (just over 3 weeks left, eek!) I find myself looking back through my pictures more and more . . . and noticing that I don’t have very many!  Usually … Continue reading

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Trying to get rid of the ‘skinny fat’

When I started diving in earnest, back in December of 2011 in Australia, I also started to lose weight.  It was a full-body transformation.  I was spending up to 12 days at sea on the liveaboard, and eating nothing but … Continue reading

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Greetings from Bali, Indonesia!

Yes!  I’ve left Australia and am now in the lovely Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.  It’s incredible and I love it! I will be putting up a final post about Australia soon, as well as posting about Bali, but for the time … Continue reading

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The Wild Wild West: Perth

After my weekend in Busselton, it was time to move into the city proper in Perth.  Another great thing to come out of my 5 hour layover in Melbourne, was catching up on Facebook with Murray, a former guest on TAKA.  … Continue reading

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The Wild Wild West: Busselton

After leaving Tasmania, I was supposed to be on my way to Ningaloo Reef, to dive in beautiful waters with manta rays and whale sharks.  Then I found out it wasn’t whale shark season.  No matter, I was going to … Continue reading

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Van Diemen’s Land: The Cannonball Ballerinas

On my last full day in Tasmania, I woke up rested and revived in my lovely motel room in Scottsdale, and set out for Bridestowe Lavender farm.  Some guests on TAKA over Christmas had raved about it, and their pictures looked … Continue reading

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