Ghosts of the outback: Bush camping in Queensland

Trin on a hill in Queensland

The border between Queensland and the Northern Territory extends down almost half the length of the continent of Australia. Yet there is only one paved interstate that connects the two.  In the Northern Territory, we turned at the three ways and headed towards Queensland. The long, straight road stretches across a flat plane. Along the … Read more

The Iconic Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays

Trinity & Bonnie standing in front of Whitehaven beach in the Whitsundays

Sometimes we are drawn to a place because it is a historical wonder, like Machu Pichu. Sometimes it’s the significance and geological wonder of a place like Uluru. Other times it’s the overwhelming natural majesty of places like Torres del Paine. But with the Whitsundays, it was a photo. The now-seemingly-proverbial Instagram moment when you … Read more

The oldest continually surviving tropical Rainforest in the world: Daintree

Dense foliage of the Daintree, Australia

The Daintree rainforest is said to have been the inspiration for the movie Avatar. Walking among its ancient trees that reach high into the sky and navigating in the dense undergrowth, I can see why it could be the inspiration for many mysterious and wonderful things. Not only is it visually pleasing it sounds like … Read more

Chooks and a python in a claw-foot bathtub in Mission Beach

The colorful head of a Cassowary bird

“Thomas, what is that sound!” Lina exclaimed waking Thomas up in the middle of the night. “It’s just a bird out in the forest,” he mumbled half asleep. Lina and Thomas live on 63 acres of pristine tropical wetlands in Mission Beach, Queensland. They also own a conservation block for the preservation of the cassowary … Read more

Overcoming Anxiety on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef by Ayanadak123 (,_Whitsunday_Islands,_Queensland.jpg)

I stood at the edge of the boat looking down at the ocean a few feet below me. Anxiety tightened in my stomach and wrapped its tentacles around my throat making it difficult to breathe. All I needed to do was take one giant stride. I had a weight belt on and a full BCD … Read more

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