Australia Bound!

Happy Monday Friends! I have exciting news! Over the weekend, the Bear and I booked a trip to Australia this winter. :)

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The Bear and I aren’t well traveled, so I am pretty ecstatic to be going farther than the Mexican border.  We will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney, and Cairns in Australia.  Being the type A person that I am, I have just about every minute planned.  The Bear prefers city traveling while I prefer nature traveling, so we have a bit of both planned.  Of course we will visit Sydney’s famous Opera House, but  what I am super psyched about is going to Phillips Island to see the Penguin march!

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And you can’t go to Australia without seeing some koalas and roos!

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I pretty much spent the entire weekend researching Australian cuisine.  Being the wannabe foodie that I am, that was the first thing I started looking into!  That’s when I stumbled upon this article.  Now I know why the meat-loving Bear wanted to go to Australia so badly!  He will be in meat heaven with the emu, lamb leg roast, barbecued snags, meat pies, crocodile, and grilled kangaroo. Yes, you read that right… emu, crocodile, and grilled kangaroos!  Poor little roos! :-(

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As you know I have quite the sweet tooth, so I am excited to try all the sweet goodies! Why hello Pavlova! Please get in my belly!

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The Bear asked me how I was going to make this post health related since this is a healthy living blog. To which I replied, “I’m not!”  While I spend a majority of my life being health conscious, I use vacations as an excuse to go a little off the deep end. :-)

Question(s):

Have you been to Australia?  If you were going to Australia, what would be on your bucket list?  What’s your favorite Australian cuisine? 

25 thoughts on “Australia Bound!

    • I am not the best flyer either, but I will suffer through it for Australia. This will be our first big trip but there are still so many places I would love to see in the U.S. Next summer I hope to visit the national parks in Utah!

  1. SO exciting – congrats on planning the trip! My husband and I went to Australia last year and visited Melbourne and Sydney. We loved them both! It was SUCH a great opportunity, and I know you’ll have a blast. This was before I started my “real blog,” but we did keep a travel blog for friends and family to follow along with us – so if you’re interested that is here: http://lyonsasia.travellerspoint.com/. If you scroll down on the right sidebar, you can click on “Australia” to filter for those posts, and see what we did. Can’t wait to see what you will do!
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    • Thank you for sharing, Megan!!! I can’t wait to read about your Australian adventures… hopefully I can get a few pointers!

    • Please live vicariously through me! Don’t worry! I will most likely share a billion pictures and highlights on the blog. :)

    • Thank you Beth! I am soooo looking forward to the trip and my mouth is watering already for the pavlova. I am not sure how I will make it to the winter!

  2. Oh how exciting! I’ll be in Australia in December. When are you guys going? My husband is from there and we lived in Sydney for two years. Love love love it!!! The cuisine is really good but actually they have amazing Asian food there. Thai is my fav and I can’t find really good Thai in the US. I have to say that I never ate half the things on the meat list that you mentioned but I’m sure if you look for it, you’ll find it! I love Pavlova!

    • Ooooo!!! We love Thai food…now I am really excited for Australia! I will be sending you an email shortly to pick your brain about all the must do’s in Australia.

    • I actually don’t think grilled kangaroo is very common in Australia after talking to a few Australians, and I definitely won’t be going out of my way to get some! hah!

    • You should definitely dive the Great Barrier Reef if you go! Me on the other hand… I plan to rock the snorkel and mask!

    • Before now, I have only been to Mexico which doesn’t really count because I lived about 30 minutes away from the border my entire life! I could practically run to the border! Lol I am super excited to see a new country, and continent for that matter!

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