australia travel guide: phillip island & penguin parade half-day trip from melbourne

One of my greatest regrets in the planning of our grand Australia/New Zealand adventure was not giving ourselves enough time in Melbourne. Granted, we only had so many days to work with, and we had two specific things we wanted to do in the Melbourne area, so I did what I could with the allottedContinue reading “australia travel guide: phillip island & penguin parade half-day trip from melbourne”

my international travel checklist

Preparing for an international trip can be overwhelming. You don’t want to leave anything pertinent behind—you’ll be in a foreign country, you likely won’t speak more than the niceties in the native language, and you’ll be far from the conveniences of home. As the hubs and I pack for our upcoming trip to the CanaryContinue reading “my international travel checklist”

italy travel tip: visit the colorful island of burano

The island of Burano is like something out of a dream: Imagine row after row of the most cheerful, brightly-colored homes, and you’ve got Burano.