How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano in 2020

How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano

Walking to see snow monkeys in the Jigokudani Monkey Park was like a dream come true.  After seeing the iconic image of the Japanese snow monkeys we had finally achieved our goal to see them with our own eyes, and they did not disappoint.  The group of 30 to 40 monkeys was fascinating to observe … Read more

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia: Exploring Beautiful Natural Bridge

First View of the Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park, Queensland

As we descended the moist steps through the lush rainforest we started to hear the sound of running water.  LOTS of water.  A dark open cave appeared before us and in a bright ray of light we finally saw it.  The amazing waterfall which runs across and then down the stone arch and into the … Read more

Mini Road Trip: Exploring the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Waterfall Way

Ebor Falls on Waterfall Way in Australia

How often have you driven a route and not taken the time to explore?  We are guilty of this, as while we are very familiar with the Pacific Highway route between Sydney and Brisbane we have not often taken the time to better explore the area between the two capital cities.  For our upcoming trip … Read more

6 Super Australian Sand Dune Slides You Haven’t Tried Yet

6 Super Australian Sand Dune Slides

The steep divots up the red sand dune seemed to go on forever. On what felt like my 100th trek up the hill with my surprisingly energetic children I decided that this was the last time. After finally reaching the top I took a moment to catch my breath with a side benefit of being able to enjoy the amazing view across the red sand dunes.

Road Trip to Outback Australia: White Cliffs, Broken Hill, Mildura and Mungo National Park

White Cliffs, Outback Australia

The thought of driving over 3000km (1900 miles) in only twelve days was confronting. To my dismay I had agreed with my husband to go on a road trip to outback Australia with our three young children in tow.

Outback Visions – White Cliffs, Broken Hill, Mildura and Mungo National Park

Travel inspirations can develop unexpectedly, or take a while to come to fruition. Our current inspiration to visit outback Australia has been bubbling quietly in the background for many years now, and has been bypassed several times by other ideas whose time had come.