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Category: On the Road

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Rafting on the Tully River

We paddled 8km down the Tully River with the super fun, fearless guides at Raging Thunder. There’s a reason this group has a 96% approval rating on Trip Advisor: they are awesome and it’s...

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Cairns ZOOm

We went to Cairns ZOOm and Wildlife Dome today and cuddled a koala, watched an enormous crocodile snap up a piece of chicken and actually climbed the dome. We also did the Power Jump,...

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Exploring the Great Barrier Reef

Today I crossed something off my bucket list and went diving at the Great Barrier Reef for the first time! The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over...

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Mantra Esplanade

We’re staying at Mantra Esplanade, an apartment-style hotel that’s in the Cairns city centre, right along the Esplanade waterfront. The location is awesome – we just walk to everything. Look at the fancy and...

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G’day Cairns

I woke up in a land down under. Where women glow and men plunder. Fun fact: Cairns is just a 4-hour direct flight from Guam via United and in the same time zone. Yay,...

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Thanksgiving in Cairns

We are checked in and running away for a weekend of outdoor adventure in Cairns, Australia! But first, a pre-flight Bloody Mary in the United Club is in order. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving! A...

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Manila & Hong Kong 2014

Julien and I spent a couple of days in Manila before traveling to Hong Kong to meet up with his parents. I made this video of our trip. 🙂 Manila and Hong Kong 2014...

People Amaze Me Every Day 0

People Amaze Me Every Day

My driver didn’t speak any English and I know very little Arabic. Halfway through the quiet ride to the airport he makes a phone call, talks for a minute, and then reaches back and...