A Perfect Day in Brisbane, Australia

As an Aussie friend said to me, Brisbane is just a big country town. That may be so and many people may only go to Brisbane to go somewhere else, but there’s a cool vibe in Brisbane. It’s not Sydney, Melbourne or Perth but that’s OK. The locals call it Brisvegas because of its great […]

The Essential Nauru Travel Guide

It’s hard to find a travel guide to Nauru or even find out how to travel to Nauru. In fact, it’s hard to find people who have even heard of Nauru let alone people who have been to Nauru! Wikipedia is probably the best Nauru travel guide but it’s not great. Lonely Planet doesn’t even […]

Great Time to Travel to Australia

I remember back to late 2002 when I first planned to go down under and travel to Australia, I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to realize my lifelong dream to travel to Australia. That trip to Australia was a game changer for me. I spent some 9 months in Oz that trip and have […]

Travel to Australia with Air New Zealand

I’m constantly asked everyday by everyone I meet, or in every interview I do; what’s my favorite country? It’s an impossible question to answer because you like certain things about certain places for certain reasons. That said, my default answer is always Australia. There really is nothing like Australia! Australia has it all: stunning beaches, […]

One Day in Canberra, Australia

Quick…What’s the capital of Australia? You don’t know do you?! Hint, it’s not Sydney and it’s not Melbourne. No, it’s not Brisbane or Perth or even Adelaide! It is Canberra. You know that city that everybody dreams of visiting when they think of going down under. Admit, you have never heard of Canberra and know […]

Hiking Mount Kosciuszko in Australia

The seven summits are the highest peak on each continent. To achieve climbing the seven summits is about as rare as traveling to every country in the world; very few people have actually done it. In 2006, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa; which is the highest peak in Africa and was my first seven […]

4 Places to Visit on a Road Trip in Western Australia

Road trips are the epitome of intrepid travel and a great way to see a lot of a large area. There are a lot of classic road trips in the world but a road trip in Western Australia is definitely a great way to see a good chunk of the biggest state in Australia. I […]

Indian Wells Masters Tennis

The Indian Wells Masters 1000 tennis event is the most important tennis tournament in the world outside of the four majors. Currently called the BNP Paribas Open, it takes place in Indian Wells, California just outside of Palm Springs in the California desert. It is the highest attended tennis event outside of the four majors […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Perth, Australia

Perth is the most isolated major city in the world. It is literally about as far away from New York City as you can possibly get on the planet and it is a great place. Perth has a totally different feel than cosmopolitan Sydney or multicultural Melbourne. It is a quirky town that has morphed […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one of the coolest cities I have been to in a while and is very different than I remembered it. I have been to Australia 10 times but this was only my second trip to Melbourne and first since 2003. Melbourne is vibrant, buzzing, sporting, secretive, hidden, bohemian, beautiful and there are a […]

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