Figuring the Figure 8 Pool

To sum up my mountain climbing journey in 2015, I reached 7 summits and did 6 treks along rivers and beaches. It was a very outdoorsy year for me and I wish to continue this hobby in 2016. To celebrate my 6th month in Australia, my family and I decided to all go to the famous Figure 8 Pool…okay, maybe not THAT famous but someone suggested we do the trek and the photos looked stunning. It would be a wonderful day trip outside Sydney with your whole family. Continue reading “Figuring the Figure 8 Pool”

Sandbar Beach Glamping

It was the last weekend of spring break; everyone had time off work for Labor Day, and the weather was up to 35 degrees all weekend. These were the perfect ingredients for a 4-day long getaway. My family and I decided to hit the road and do a 3-hour drive north of Sydney to Sandbar Caravan Park.

When my sister said “we’re going camping”, the thought that came to my mind was the camping that I’m used to  – canned goods, no shower for 4 days, getting water from a water source and filter it and freezing nights. Boy, was I in for a surprise! They definitely know how to “camp” here.  They definitely took camping to a different level. The type of camping I’m used to is comparable to a 1 star hotel accommodation where this was 5 star. There was a power source, a shower/toilet area; there was a tap to get water from, and also parking. You basically just have to pay for the area where you’ll set your camp.

DSC04599 Continue reading “Sandbar Beach Glamping”

Skydiving Video

 

Things to do in Sydney, Australia

The first thing I heard the moment I stepped out of the airbus was the customs officer saying “Hello, Love!” – ahh yes… I am truly in the land down under! Saying hello to this gorgeous city once again was undeniably a pleasing feeling to have on a Monday morning. I could not contain the butterflies in my stomach as I thought about the looming adventures we will be having for the next 14 days. What was more exciting about the trip was that I am spending it with the entire family, my boyfriend, my bestfriend and my cousins. We were (believe it or not) a group of 11 people – I know what you’re thinking, how did we manage to stay in one roof, have a common itinerary and not get into each other’s nerves, right? Well, it was most definitely possible and I must say it was THE ABSOLUTE BEST 14-day family trip ever and I could not emphasize it even more. So here are a few things 11 people could agree on doing in Sydney…

image Continue reading “Things to do in Sydney, Australia”