Eerie, Spectacular Tasmania

Remains of church at Port Arthur Penal Colony Tasmania

For our last adventure in Oz, we flew to Tasmania with our daughter, Kate.  The breathtaking views, quaint little villages and excellent food and wine put Tasmania high on my list of places everyone should visit.  But for whatever reason — perhaps it is the still visible remains of Tasmania’s roots as a brutal penal

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Welcome to Oz

Great Ocean Road 3

  I’m in love with Australia.  We’ve been here for a little over one month and yes, I feel very badly about being off the grid and failing to launch the promised travel blog.  But, as my friend Stacy pointed out: “Blog/Smog.  You’ve been busy DOING things.”  And that is true.  I’ve been eating, sweating, and seeking my brains out. 

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2014 Draft Itinerary


One of my new commitments in life is to stop creating endless lists and spreadsheets, so a key element to the master travel plan is to stay flexible. If we like a place, we’ll stay a bit longer. If we don’t, we’ll move on. The only hard and fast criteria for any potential location is weather: We

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