Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are two of the most beautiful countries in the world. Since this trip was pretty last minute for me I decided to do things I have never done before. I began by completely going alone, staying in a hostel by Darling Harbor in Syndey. From there I met wonderful people. I lived with two Germans and a Korean and they were so nice and shared a lot of their travel stories with me.

New Zealand was one of my favorite experiences. I joined a tour group and met some fascinating people. Most of the people on my trip were from Australia, people of which I plan to go visit when I have a chance to get back there.

I did a lot on this three week adventure. From going up the highest building in Sydney to Skydiving in Queenstown, I completely conquered my fear of heights.

Here are a few photos from the trip.

I also took a GoPro with me and recorded a lot of the trip. It was my first time putting a film like this together but enjoy!

Australia and New Zealand Booked, Leaving in 10 days!!!

Two days ago I booked flights for Australia and New Zealand! This not only means that I will have been to all 7 continents in one year, but it will all be before I turn 21. It’s a dream come true. I will be backpacking in Australia for 5 days then traveling around the southern island of New Zealand. I also got a go pro so I hope to have some cool videos of my adventures! I’ll upload pictures and videos in a new post within the next few weeks. Cheers!

Fiji and Australia 2009

This was completely different than my previous trips! This was a community service trip that was all based around hiking and backpacking. In Fiji we backpacked the backlands of Fiji, cooked our own food, and slept in sleeping bags. We got to stay on a private island off that was a 10 minute walk around – pure paradise. When we arrived in Australia, we stayed in a hostel and scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef!

We went to:
Nadi, Fiji
Suva, Fiji
Sydney, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Cairns, Australia

Some of the HIGHLIGHTS:
Teach English to Fijian Scool Children
Learn to SCUBA Dive on the Great Barrier Reef Live – Overnight private boat
Live and work in Fijian Island Village
Whitewater raft the Tropical Tully River
Explore downtown Sydney
Participate in a Traditional Fijian Ceremony with a Village Chief
Spend a night on a private island – Paradise Island