Sabbatical Lessons: a guest blog by my husband, Trent

Sabbatical has given us the time and space to grow, learn, and be reminded of what matters. Special thanks to my husband, Trent, for his thoughtful reflections below on his own unique sabbatical experience. I am grateful every day that he is my life partner and that we are on this adventure together. I hope … More Sabbatical Lessons: a guest blog by my husband, Trent

Sabbatical Days 344 and 345: The Great Barrier Reef and Waterfall Loop

The end of sabbatical draws closer every day like an approaching cargo ship on the horizon, packed with dogs and friends and family and good Mexican food, and also a whole lotta slap-ya-in-the-face reality. But until that ship arrives, we are happily enjoying every moment of every day. Our last two days in Cairns qualify … More Sabbatical Days 344 and 345: The Great Barrier Reef and Waterfall Loop

The Great Australian Road Trip part VII: Final Destination Cairns!

Townsville to Cairns We spent our last day in Townsville taking in the scenic views from the top of Castle Hill (just shy of being called a mountain). This glorious pink hill is smack dab in the center of Townsville and offers stunning 360 degree views. It was a nice way to end our time … More The Great Australian Road Trip part VII: Final Destination Cairns!

Down Under road trip part VI: the little things from Rockhampton to Townsville

Still no trace of the sun, but that’s okay, because this is a grand adventure, and rain or shine, we will make the most of it. Let me show you what little wonders we experience along the way. Because often it’s the little things that make a memory, that make life worth remembering. Rockhampton was … More Down Under road trip part VI: the little things from Rockhampton to Townsville

Straya road trip part IV: A Bundy Time in Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast

We awoke early in our makeshift free camp site south of Brisbane after falling asleep to the strangely coherent sounds of cars on the highway, someone strumming a guitar, and mobs of twenty-somethings laughing about things they won’t remember in 20 years (but they will remember the feeling of freedom they had). The guitar was … More Straya road trip part IV: A Bundy Time in Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast

Australia road trip part III: Byron Bay to The Gold Coast

Wow! What a day! The drive from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast was a meandering, unexpected, triple beach kinda day, and we can’t imagine how life gets any better than this. After a night of near constant rain in Byron Bay, we awoke to sunshine and the sounds of kookaburras and wild turkeys, apparently … More Australia road trip part III: Byron Bay to The Gold Coast