Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

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Week 18 Day 116 Cairns, Australia 16.9256° S, 145.7753° E Wrapping up our Aussie Road Trip We wrapped up our stay in Arlie Beach shortly after I posted, heading north to gain some ground before we crashed for the night at a rest stop half way to Townsville. Our friends Danielle and James who we met our last night in …

Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Road Tripping from Sydney to Cairns

Week 17 Day 109 Arlie Beach 20.2675° S, 148.7169° E When I last posted, we had just finished up a relaxing week in Manly and the Hunter thanks to the Barton family. Refreshed and rejuvenated, we headed back into Sydney to pick up our Jucy Campa and head north to Cairns! Tom and I were able to nail down, not …

Tom and Courtney Down Under

Week 16 Day 102 Manly, NSW Australia 33.7962° S, 151.2827° E The morning following Thanksgiving, we woke up to find a ticket on our car. We had been ticketed for “Freedom Camping.” As we wrote about before, we assumed we were good as long as there were no “no overnight parking” signs due to our run in with the cops …

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New Zealand Road Tripping

Week 13 Day 86 Invercargill, NZ 46.4131° S, 168.3475° E When I last left off, I left you with the promise of adventure and this post I hope does not fall short. Monday morning Tom and  I left Kaikoura en route to Christchurh by way of Hanmer Spring. Hanmer Spring is a resort town built around the amazing Hanmer Spring …

Week 10 Day 63: The Lord of the Rings Tour: Mordor Mt. Doom (Mt. Tongariro), Rivendell (Kaitoke Park), Escape from Nazgul (Mt. Victoria) + W/ bonus features of the Weta Caves, Life in the Windy City Wellington, and our weekend in New Plymouth

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Week 10 Day 63 Wellington 41.2889° S, 174.7772° E This week has been pretty epic!  We’ve hit the Lord of the Rings trail, finding filming locations everywhere we turn–some on purpose, some accidentally.  We’ve visited some amazing towns, our favorite ones in New Zealand so far!  I started work at Bikram Yoga Lower Hutt, and I’ve convinced Tom to do a …