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Coming home

We can’t believe it’s time, that’s it: we are leaving tomorrow and returning to the US. As we sit in our hotel room in Sydney we reflect back on our one year adventure around the world. It just seems that … Continue reading

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Our last days in Australia on the Sunshine Coast

Noosa was to be our last stop on the sunshine coast on our way to Brisbane. Once a little-known surfer hangout, Noosa has become a more touristy destination on the sunshine coast, known for its pretty beaches and wonderful parks. … Continue reading

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Fraser Island DIY

After our day trip on the Whitsunday islands, we thought we’d try our luck on World Heritage listed Fraser Island. We based ourselves in pretty Rainbow beach (a tiny seaside town).Above and below: view of the ocean from Carlos sandblow … Continue reading

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Whitsunday islands

As we headed further South, the weather forecast was iffy but we nevertheless decided to stop at Arlie beach, the base to take off from for the Whitsunday islands. The Whitsunday group of 74 islands are located off north-eastern Queensland … Continue reading

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Island time: a day on Magnetic island

The next day we drove to Townsville, a city in a northeastern corner of Queensland, arrived late and got wifi working for free downtown which allowed us to book a hotel. The owners/managers were very chatty and informative and gave … Continue reading

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Wet and Cool

The next day we left Port Douglas and headed inland through Atherton tablelands, an area that had been recommended to us. Since it was still raining anyway, we didn’t mind going inland. The cool, tropical Tablelands are set in rolling … Continue reading

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Getting wet in North Queensland

We flew from Alice Springs to Cairns, arriving late in the evening, so didn’t tour very much while there. In the morning, we walked to Jucy car rentals and picked up our little Toyota and headed downtown to research outfits … Continue reading

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