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One Day in Korea

We landed in Seoul at 5:30 pm after 11 hours in the air, almost all of them flying due north. Not only did we change latitude by 64 degrees, we also changed continents and, by some standards, worlds. Though Korea is a technological powerhouse, it still lacks what some may qualify as first world amenities.…

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Top 6 Things We Learned in Australia

Australia is a fabulous place to visit with plenty of beautiful beaches, mountains, deserts, and cities to explore. We found that in addition to the landscape, the people are a big part of the country’s allure. They are friendly, outgoing, and embrace life with an enthusiasm that is refreshing for overworked, stressed out Americans to…

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Top 6 Things to Eat in Australia

Australian food was familiar and for the most part yummy. You can tell we suffer from chronic sweet tooth, as three of us chose candy for our favorites. But this is probably fair, since the candy aisles in Australian supermarkets are like nothing you’ve ever seen–long, luscious, and addictive. You used to be able to…

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The Lure of the Sun

I love the sun. Warmth and light are good. When I got to LA after 27 years of living in places that lacked consistent, year-round sunshine I was in heaven. Given this proclivity for all things solar, I was naturally drawn to Queensland, Australia’s own sunshine state. With an average of 300 sunny days per…

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Crikey! We Finally Found Some Koalas

Last Thursday we made our long awaited visit to Steve and Terri Irwin’s Australia Zoo…the inside of the zoo that is. You may remember that we spent some quality time in the parking lot in September. We had promised Kieran he would see koalas and after many fruitless attempts to find them in the wild,…