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Planning Our Greek Adventure

Early last year we were planning a Fall holiday overseas. We originally were going to go to Scotland but thought the weather in October would be too cold so we looked for a Southern Europe destination that would be warm and ended up in Greece for two weeks. OK, Greece it is. Now, where to…

Our Favorite Markets on Sunshine Coast

After our adventure at Lone Pine, we headed to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The Sunshine Coast is amazing! It’s our favorite place for beaches. Commercial and residential development is managed, so there is almost always a green belt between houses and the beach. There are countless paths that take you through, and once you…

Does Anyone Want Mud Crabs or Bugs?

Do you like seafood? I like mild fish and most shellfish, but I LOVE lobster and crab!  When Cameron and I took the kids to Australia ten years ago, we went with my Mother-in-law. She would talk about catching and eating mud crab when she was a girl growing up in Queensland. Mud crab doesn’t…

Lone Pine – Keeper for a Day

My family loves animals and loves to have hands-on experiences with them. Queensland is a great place to get up close and personal with animals and hold many of them. Our favorite place to accomplish that is Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. Lone Pine has been around since my Mother-in-law was a girl and…

Scones, Scones, Scones

We like tea. We like scones. We love them together. Not just any scones…..only really delicious scones. We check British-influenced cities before we travel to see who has the best scones and we always visit them. We have strong opinions about cream and jam and the order they are applied to the scone. The Cream…

Cookies or Biscuits?

I love visiting the cookie/biscuit aisle in the grocery store. In Australia, they put the biscuits right beside the tea because one always has a biscuit with tea at tea time. It makes so much sense! I love tea, as mentioned in a previous post about scones, and who doesn’t like biscuits?! Have you heard…

Barefoot…in the Grocery Store

One of our favorite things to do in any foreign country is going to the grocery store. It is so fun to wander the aisles to see all the items not available to us at home. One thing so interesting to us is bare feet in a grocery store or any store in Australia. We…

Bunya Mountains – Wallabies Everywhere!

Getting to the Bunya Mountains takes about 3 hours from Brisbane. The last part is on a very narrow mountain road, which we ended up driving on in the dark. Not our favorite time to be on the roads in a foreign country while driving on the opposite side from what we are used to.…

Eating Out Around Barangaroo and Millers Point

There are lots of restaurants in the area that cover all different cuisines. Barangaroo has a lot more to offer since it gets a lot more foot traffic due to proximity to the Barangaroo Wharf. The sausage rolls we got at Bourke Street Bakery were the best we found on our trip. We also loved…

Magpie Apartment at The Rocks

We were initially going to stay by the beach in Manly, and at the last minute, we decided to stay in Sydney. Cameron had a couple of work meetings in the Central Business District (CBD), and it ended up being much better being in Sydney. Once we decided to stay in the city, we started…