Danny’s Take on Australia

Melbourne The first day in Australia we went to Melbourne.  The hotel we went to had 50 levels and sometimes my mom’s ears popped because we were so high in the air.  I think we were on levels 47 and 48!  We were there for 2 days with a free breakfeast buffet.  The hotel was nice and there was a great view for the sunset.  I think it was the Sofitel hotel!  I loved it for two days and then we moved into Port Douglas for 5 days. Port Douglas Port Douglas… Read More

Day 222: The Incredible Great Barrier Reef!

Okay, so this blog post is way overdue.  I almost didn’t want to post it because I felt like my photos did not do the Great Barrier Reef justice.  The beauty we experienced was indescribable and the memory will forever be with us. So…just a few tips and thoughts: First, you can snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from different areas, but we chose Port  Douglas.  We flew into Cairns first, picked up our minvan rental, and made our way north for about one hour.  We chose to stay at the Sheraton Mirage,… Read More

Kathryn – Amazing Australia

Australia…….there really is no way to define it’s beauty. You could say it’s amazing, gorgeous, breathtaking, but you have to be there to understand what Australia is.  The most fun part of Australia was seeing, touching, and petting kangaroos and koalas. We also saw penguins and a huge bird I thought was really cool.  The first thing we did was leave the airport and get a taxi over to Melbourne, which was about half an hour to an hour away.  We had a lot of fun exploring the city. When we were ready to leave… Read More