The Sex Lives of Koalas

The Sex Lives of Koalas The main attraction of Port Macquarie, in my mind, was not the beach but the koala hospital, and once I’d learned that such a thing existed, I was determined to go there. The hospital nurses its patients but also allows the public to access and tour the facility,...

On Returning Home

On Returning Home “Look at the view! Look at the beach!” we demanded, but they were more excited about finding a big stick. In two days we’ll board the first of four planes to return us to Idaho. We’ll come home tired, tan, grateful, and with a nice little chunk...

Dirty Hippy Meets Pretty Girl

Dirty Hippy Meets Pretty Girl At the end of our Australian adventure, we had three days in Melbourne. We chose our hotel because of its proximity to the Queen Victoria market. I love a good market and this one truly was the queen of all markets, as well as the largest outdoor market (17...

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad

An American Girl’s Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad   Our Thanksgiving was a little different this year. We celebrated on a Sunday with family friends (American-Aussie hybrids) in Coolum, Queensland. We ate turkey and ham and stuffing, but instead of the snow and football that will accompany the feast back in Boise...

Notes from the Sunshine Coast

Notes from the Sunshine Coast     The following is not a koala. No matter how long I stared at it, I could not turn it into a koala. I have no idea what this means. I’m not sure that I want to know what this means. These two were excellent guides along the coastal track in the Noosa National...