Turning Twenty-Fun! Woooo!

Two days after we got back from New Zealand was my Australian birthday! The benefit of celebrating your birthday on this side of the world is that, essentially, you get to celebrate it twice! Although I wish I could have been home with family to celebrate this monumental moment, I was lucky to have some…

A Week in the Adventure Capital of the World

A short day after I was back in the Gold Coast after traveling to the Outback, I re-packed my suitcase and was boarding a flight to Queenstown, New Zealand with my best friends. Me and my roommates (Jenna, Alex, and Ashley), along with James another TEAN student, were beyond anxious to explore the beauty of…

Flyin’ Solo in the Outback

This was by far the coolest experience I’ve had in Australia and I feel so lucky to have been able to see what the Outback is all about. I really felt immersed in the Aussie culture while in middle of the Red Centre, otherwise known as the Northern Territory, which consists of┬ádusty red desert, mountain…

The Little Things

I am very behind on posts since I have been a jet-setter these past few weeks so bare with me as I try to catch up! So here I am as my last month of living on the Gold Coast approaches ­čśŽ I have been enjoying every second living in Broadbeach and it’s weekends that…

Bula!!!!

This past weekend I took the trip of a lifetime to the Fiji Islands!!!!! This is by far the most exotic and exciting place I have ever been. It allowed me to disconnect and really be grateful for the life I’ve been living. Fiji is full of wonderful people, a unique culture, and breathtaking sights….

P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way

Ever since 2003 when I was cuddled up on the couch with my family (popcorn in hand) watching Finding Nemo, I’ve dreamt of going to Sydney, Australia. The Opera House and Harbour Bridge were just so alluring to me. In a way, I’m sort of like Marlin and Dory traveling across the world to Sydney….

Exploring the Possibilities in Tasmania

I am beyond lucky to have been able to travel to Tasmania, ‘The Natural State’ of Australia this past weekend. I was completely blown away by the natural beauty of the island and was amazed by the capital city of Hobart in which I stayed during my visit. Tasmania, also known as Tassie by the…

Staying Busy in the Gold Coast

Boy, do I have a lot going on the rest of my time here in Australia! I’ve been booking trips left and right with the goal of seeing and doing everything I possibly can while I’m here. The semester is about half way over and I don’t want this experience of a lifetime to ever…

Soaking It All In

Another weekend, another adventure! So far, I have upheld my promise to myself about trying something new every day while I am here. Some things are obviously more exciting than others, but I can definitely say I’ve been keeping myself busy. After getting back to the Gold Coast from Melbourne I have really had to…

The Chicago of Australia

This past weekend Ashley and I made our way down to the city of Melbourne. I had a lot of expectations as it is known as the ‘Chicago of Australia’. Even though I am having an amazing time here in Australia, homesickness has definitely started to kick in. I figured that traveling to the city…