Living in another country, even if that country is the exotic and romanticized Australia, is not always easy. I tell this to everyone that asks me if I like it here that there are things I miss about America. At the same time, being in America would always leave me wishing for certain other things to be different. In… Read more
Not too long ago, I was going on about what you can get for $50 in the glorious city of Sydney, and it wasn’t really that much. Yes, there are plenty of free activities to take part in, but when it comes to spending money, it goes quickly.
In that post, I… Read more
When you mobilize yourself to do something different — to go out in the world and think outside of the box in terms of ways to live your life — you’re opening the door to so much more than you realize. It is only then that the completely random and often serendipitous moments that lead you… Read more
For a lot of my teens and early 20s, I lived a nocturnal life, taking in the quiet atmosphere the night presented and using it to my advantage. I used to write songs, record music, organize my room, watch movies and — my favorite — catch up with friends. You could do that in… Read more
I think it ends up being one of the hottest days whenever we have some sort of party to go to around Sydney. It totally wipes us out, and I get really lazy when trying to make my daily post. So, in my laziness, I thought an idea for a cool compilation post — one that YOU… Read more
I wouldn’t say there is a huge number of Americans in Sydney at any given time, at least not in comparison to the other nationalities that populate this part of the world. For some reason, though, I do seem to find and hang out with more than a few.
I’m not one to… Read more
Now that I am living in the land down under – possibly for a very long time if this partner visa goes through – I need to really get used to these backwards seasons. It’s December; I’m sweating, and still I’m supposed to think that this means Christmas is just around the corner?! Yeah, that one is going to take… Read more
Sydney Travel Tribe is kind of like Cheers. You walk in and everyone’s like, “Oh, right, right, I know who you are.” It makes you feel all good and proud, and then Graham Robertson walks up and explains to them that you’re also the person who made a video review of her underwear. Yep, I’m THAT girl, but I’m… Read more
I hate planning itineraries, and I hate being confined to a limited amount of time. Open-ended is the way I roll.
In the “How I Travel” series of articles for BootsnAll, the first five platform writers were interviewed, and this is a direct quote that I gave. I really feel a bit stressed when it comes to… Read more
Thousands of Australians are going without proper footwear all across the country.
From a random sampling, an estimated 10% of the population performs daily activities, such as grocery shopping or walking to work, without any form of shoe on whatsoever.
The cause of this strange behavior was initially said to be from a widespread shoe shortage in Australia, but after… Read more
Fate found me a new home. After arriving back from New Zealand, I was staying up on the North Shore while looking for places in the general area. I wanted to find somewhere convenient [right on a train line], yet far enough out of the city where I could get more apartment for my money.
When Patrick was driving me… Read more
Wow, time flies! Between getting work sorted after coming back from New Zealand, starting a course at a community college, and finding a flat of my own – I have just been busy, to say the least.
Being in Sydney has been great, and I’ve been here so long that I sometimes forget where I am – even driving on… Read more