A Weekend Kayaking and Camping in Kangaroo Valley

To paddle in Kangaroo Valley has long been on our bucket list. The stars aligned this past weekend. Eight of us trekked down from Sydney, car boots filled with camping gear and food, hearts full of anticipation. The forecast had been iffy, but Bridget, the consummate outdoors girl, squashed any potential hestitation. It's just a …

Surprise birthday paddles with Sydney by Kayak

I love paddling around Sydney Harbor Bridge and in front of the Opera House at sunrise. Before the ferries start, the water is flat, sometimes glossy and glassy. It is quiet, except for the sounds of our paddles slicing through the water, and the occasional peals of laughter and excitement as our groups of paddlers …

Easter Weekend – and Engagement Shoot – at Jervis Bay

I can never remember that here in Australia, we get both Good Friday and the following Monday off. Back in the States, most companies don't even observe Good Friday! But why question tradition, especially since it affords us more time to relax down in Jervis Bay? We took the opportunity also to take some engagement …

Weekend camping at Myall Lakes National Park

This past weekend, we loaded our car up to the brim full with our origami kayaks and camping gear, and drove 3 hours up the New South Wales coast towards Myall Lakes. It was the perfect weekend for a getaway. We arrived early afternoon, and wasted no time in setting up camp and assembling our …

Moonrise and sunrise over Uluru

On our Australian bucket list: Uluru, the¬†famous monolith rising from the otherwise flat landscape of the scrabby central Australian outback. We got that checked off this past weekend when we joined Mulgas Adventures for a 4-day/3-night camping trip. I have to admit - right after booking the trip, I kicked myself for choosing, of all …