Some people think you shouldn’t travel until you can do your destination “justice.” That usually Â means spending at least a month there, sinking yourself … Read the rest
I mark 2005 as the true beginning of my international travel experience. Since then, the way I view travel has changed as I’ve seen and … Read the rest
I get a lot of questions about travel to Australia. So far, I’ve helped a few friends craft itineraries – from hanging out on beaches … Read the rest
When I travel, I’m always on the lookout for something new to try. An excursion on a stand up paddle board is now a new … Read the rest
I’m a little different about what I consider the best sporting events. Baseball” Blah. Basketball” Meh. Football, the American kind” Doesn’t do much for me. … Read the rest
To my friends in Australia and New Zealand,
If you felt a disturbance in The Force earlier, blame my co-worker. She said a few things … Read the rest
I’ve never talked to people about travel to Australia and had them say “you know, I’ve always wanted to visit Darwin.”
But ever since my … Read the rest
Brisbane is Australia’s overlooked city. It was my last stop Down Under before heading back to the United States. Though I knew little about Brisbane, … Read the rest
A kangaroo in the wild is nothing like what you see in the zoo.
Stealth and speed kept me from getting many good kangaroo photos. … Read the rest
You can count on seeing all sorts of crazy things in Australia – termite mounds, bizarre rock formations, sharp-beaked and cantankerous cassowaries, just to name … Read the rest
When Sarah and I were in Australia, we met a traveler from Ireland. She was single, in her late 20s, active.
She told us about … Read the rest
Visiting your grandma is making you dumb and ruining the United States. I just realized this while reading Smile While You’re Lying: Confessions of a … Read the rest
A Guide to Darwin, the Gateway to Adventure in Australia’s Top End
If you’re off to Australia, you need to see the rugged Northern Territory. … Read the rest
Everyone has a reason for traveling – shopping, lying by the beach, sightseeing, sampling cuisine.
It seeing wildlife is the reason you book long-haul flights, … Read the rest
Thursday, Aug. 30
The early bird gets to see a tree kangaroo, don’t you know” I was lazy this morning. But Sarah wasn’t, and she … Read the rest
Monday, Aug. 27
On the Captain Cook highway,Â I’m in the right seat and I feel like a 15-year-old learning to drive again – all … Read the rest
A note from Wandering Justin: I had a little lapse in posting this week … lots of freelance work to finish! Also, the next entry … Read the rest
Friday, Aug. 24
At dawn, I found out what makes Sandy Billabong so cool: There is nothing like seeing a sunrise here. The water is … Read the rest
Thursday, Aug. 23
G’day, mates, and welcome to the inaugural episode of “How to Talk to Aborigines.” I’m your host, Wandering Justin!
Alright, now … … Read the rest
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Being German near water is the most dangerous thing you can do in Australia.
Starting today, I will start hearing a plethora … Read the rest