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Yellow Water Cruise in The Aussie Outback

By | Australia, Travel | 2 Comments

CrocSignWhen the large, rickety van that would take us to the docks of the famous Yellow Water Cruise splashed through the flooded parking lot and came to a stop, our driver and soon-to-be boat captain shared this: “After last night’s rain a 15-foot crocodile was sitting right up there in a puddle in the parking lot when we came into work this morning.” Read More

Don’t Go Swimming in Darwin

By | Australia, Travel | 5 Comments

I should have known that Darwin would be a little different when, on the 20-minute cab ride from the airport to my hotel, I noticed a quaint Aboriginal Art Store in a small strip mall. “Isn’t that cool,” I thought, “this place is legit Australia.” And then I looked at the store next to it: SEXYLAND – Australia’s largest range of FUN products for adults! Read More

Australia’s Gold Coast

By | Australia, Beaches, Travel | One Comment


The great thing about renting a car in Australia is that you can drive it like you own it. Because for the rate they charge, you feel like you do. When I finally finished picking up the bar of prison soap on a rope in front of the Avis desk at Brisbane Airport, I was eager to stop getting screwed and get about exploring life in and around the area known as the Gold Coast. Read More