Monday, October 1, 2012

Australia Planning

Hi all! Sorry for being so MIA over the last few weeks, in addition to the root canals I've been sick, had a role change at work that has resulted in extra office hours, and I'm trying to quickly plan my Australia trip. I have been really bad at posting and commenting. Hopefully it'll get better soon!

Because of all that stress, I gladly stayed at home this weekend, only leaving my apartment to take the dog to a dog park and go grocery shopping. It was great. In addition, I also got closer to finalizing an Australia itinerary!

I'm heading "down under" for three weeks - two for work and one on my own. I'll have two days in Melbourne and three in Sydney. Not enough! Here's what I've narrowed it down to so far:

Phillip's Island to see penguins in the wild, Gaol (an old prison) for a ghost tour, a scenic trip on Great Ocean Road, and the architecture of the city. I have to decide between the penguins and costal drive still.


Photos via: 1, 2, 3, 4



The sights of Sydney including The Opera House, famous surfing beaches Manly and Bondi, and a full day experiencing the nature of the Blue Mountains.


Photos via: 1, 2, 3


Hopefully I'll book the tours today or tomorrow! I can't wait to get everything set in stone.

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32 comments:

Gracie said...

I think its's so exciting that you are coming to Australia. You have chosen some great things to do. Too bad you aren't coming to Brisbane but you will have a great time :)

Megan G. said...

I'm still so happy that you're getting the chance to go to Australia! Sounds like you have an awesome itinerary, you're going to have such a blast over there!

Candice said...

The Gaol tour sounds wonderful!!
I will definitely have to check these out aat some point in the next couple of years!

ae said...

How exciting!! I want to visit Australia one day! Cannot wait to read all about your adventures.

KCSaling ahappyeverafter.wordpress.com said...

We saw the penguins at Phillips Island when I was there years ago - you get a coastal tour of sorts just by driving there, so I'd vote for the penguins :)

Janna Renee said...

You do have a lot going on! Don't worry, we all forgive you ;)

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Aw totally understandable! Hope you're fully recovered from your root canals ;(

I just studied all weekend and watched football so didn't do anything exciting.

Always Maylee said...

You are going to have so much fun in australia!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Morgan | xoxo, me said...

I am so jealous about this Australia trip!! I've always wanted to go there, so I'll be living vicariously through you for a whiel :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That looks so fabulous! I have family down there and have yet to go. Have fun with your planning, that is always such a fun part!

The City Boy said...

ive been beyond MIA as well!!

cant wait to see the actual photos post trip!

Josie said...

I'm SO excited for you! Have an amazing time, gorgeous!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Christina said...

You are going to have so much fun. I'm jealous!

smk053078 said...

I am so excited for you!!! I can't wait to follow along on your trip! Australia is my dream vacation! I am glad you had a chance to lay low this weekend. Take a deep breath...

Sami said...

That is just so cool! I'm so excited for you! :)

Dana @ five30three said...

You will figure out how to cram a lot of sightseeing into those few days you have to yourself. I am so insanely jealous of your trip. I'll just be at home trying to pack up a household with a crawling baby and a husband who's practically useless when it comes to manual labor!

Allison said...

Wow this trip sounds amazinggg!!! How awesome!! Good luck with the rest of the planning!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

OF COURSE you are making an itinirary! What kind of penguins?? I expect photos. Also, do they have groupons in Aus?

emily fitzgerald {once in a blue room} said...

SO JEALOUS of your upcoming trip!!

Lin said...

Hope you feel better :)

Christianna said...

Your trip just keeps sounding more awesome and more awesome! Yay! Feel better soon!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Yay for Australia!! so excited for you!!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Soooo freakin' excited about your trip. I'm losing weight so I fit into the suitcase! :)

Emily said...

so sorry you have been sick!! and root canals??? yikes!! but what a FAB trip you have planned! i'm so jealous -- can't wait to follow along on your time there :) xoxo

Audrey Allure said...

You're going to have so much fun! I went a couple of summers ago and it has become one of my favorite places.

Brittany said...

Staying home sounds like a great weekend!! That is going to an amazing trip!! I have always wanted to visit there.

Kate said...

Such a tough choice between Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. I really loved both but I know you don't have time to do both this trip. Guess we just have to do a trip together one day!

A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

I think you've been doing great at commenting :).
How lucky are you to be going to Australia!? I wish I could go! I wish I could travel everywhere. Hopefully one day I'll get to. What job is sending you over there? Sounds so awesome to me!
Hope you have a wonderful time.

A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul said...

I think you've been doing great at commenting :).
How lucky are you to be going to Australia!? I wish I could go! I wish I could travel everywhere. Hopefully one day I'll get to. What job is sending you over there? Sounds so awesome to me!
Hope you have a wonderful time.

Amber said...

You're gonna have such an amazing time! I'm jealous.

Wait, root canals? Tell me - how bad was it? I need one and am too scared to make my appt for it :(

Miss Angie said...

I can't see the linky at all...

So glad you're going to Australia, and so jealous!

Leesh said...

You are going to have so much fun! I hope you will be blogging from there because I can't wait to see what you will do while you are there.