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30th Birthday

30s Travel

A reflective post on getting older and travel priorities. I think turning 30 deserves a little bit of contemplation, don’t you?

June 14, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 18 }
Aussie, the Tasmanian devil

The Future of the Tasmanian Devil

His name is Aussie, born and raised in captivity, so I DO NOT RECOMMEND TRYING THIS AT HOME (the claws on those little guys are impressive). However, I do recommend paying him a visit at the lovely Tasmanian devil sanctuary, Devils@Cradle.

April 17, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 14 }
the Edge of the World

Journey to the Edge of the World

Day one of my North West Tasmania adventures takes me to the far reaches of the island… to a place known as The Edge of the World.

March 23, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 16 }
Tasmanian beach

Where Australia Wins

Coffee, nature, tipping, shipping, online shopping and overall lifestyle — I go through where Australia wins in my expat mind.

March 9, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 6 }
Brooke vs the World is going to OMAN, Middle East

Stop Teasing and Out With It Already

I’m going places. Here’s the post that lays out the travel plans happening in the coming weeks and months. I’m extremely excited, especially to add a new region of the world to my resume.

February 28, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 9 }
carnival cruise pat and brooke

The Amazing, Floating Vegas

There’s something about Vegas… What would you say that is? The feeling of forgetting reality for a few days. The indulgence as you partake in buffets of tummy-filling, belt-loosening food. Pat and I got that vibe again a week ago.

February 25, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 5 }
queen kapiolani hotel

Australia Has Killed the Budget Traveler in Me

It is one thing to evaluate prices for accommodation and travel in general relative to the area you are traveling in, but it is another to evaluate those in relation to the cost of living at home. I now perceive budget travel differently after living in Australia.

February 18, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 26 }
carnival cruise

So Let Me Tell You About This Cruise Tomorrow

Going on my first ever cruise tomorrow on the Carnival Spirit. We’re heading all the way down to Melbourne on a 3-night tour. Super excited!

February 12, 2013 · Continue Reading · Comments { 18 }
sunrise

From 4 Years Ago to 4 Years in the Future

As you all know, applying for the Australian partner visa has been a huge topic on my blog, and also a subject of interest for many of those reading. A little over 2 years ago, I put in my huge stack of papers for the initial process.

December 28, 2012 · Continue Reading · Comments { 18 }
australian de facto partner visa video

My Biggest Tip for the Australian De Facto Partner Visa (Vlog)

Hey readers! I filmed another vlog post, and this time it answers the question I get from readers quite often about the partner visa here in Australia. There is one key piece of advice everyone must remember. What is that? Read on to find out.

November 5, 2012 · Continue Reading · Comments { 9 }