June 28, 2016

Of all of the blogs that I wrote about my time in Australia, this one has been the most difficult by far to write. Not because I have nothing to say, not because I don’t want to write about it, not because I didn’t have the experience of a lifetime, but because I refus...

June 18, 2016

I think it's safe to say that once I (sadly) get home I won't be afraid of pigeons stealing my food or spotting a surprising roach run across in front of me anymore. If you know me, this probably will come as a shock to you. Trust me, I felt the same way, but after spe...

June 13, 2016

Day 15-19:

After having the experience of a lifetime in Lady Elliot Island, I thought that no place on Earth could compare to the colors that put the great in Great Barrier Reef, but my five days and four nights in Carnarvon Gorge proved to be one of the greatest advent...

June 7, 2016

Days 10-13:

When I first learned that I’d be traveling to a remote island in the Great Barrier Reef, my mind flashed back to a favorite movie from my childhood: The Even Stevens Movie. As we boarded a tiny private plane that fit only about ten people each and were told...

June 2, 2016

Day 6: 

 

We started our morning off with a lecture by Mary Graham, a Kombu-merri person who works as a consultant for the Kummara Association, an indigenous family support center in Brisbane. She gave us a greater insight into the history and lives of Australian aborigi...

June 2, 2016

Day 5:

 

Alas, the day arrived! My entire class was anxiously counting down the days until we were able to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. We were all dreaming of finally interacting with animals  we never thought we would, animals that existed in storybooks and on...

June 2, 2016

Day 4:

 

We begun our first full day in Brisbane by stopping by a little coffee shop called Stellarosa. The coffee in this shop was absolutely amazing! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On our way to breakfast, we stumbled upon a little piece of home.

 

 

 

We did some quick grocery shopping and head...

May 28, 2016

 "I remembered it!!!"

 

 

G'day from Down Under! I am writing to tell you that Australia is all that I hoped it would be and more. In the three days I've spent in this country, I've learned a few valuable lessons about this land that I felt that I needed to share with you...

May 3, 2016

When you think of Australia, your mind may drift to images of beauty: cuddly koalas, laptop background worthy beaches, and maybe, if you’re like me, the Hemsworth brothers. No matter what you think of when you think of Australia, your thoughts are likely drawn to some...

May 3, 2016

My sincerest apologies for the terrible dad joke.

 

Climate change. If you had asked me a few months ago to explain what it was to you, I don’t think my answer would even be passable for Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. The topic seemed so confusing to me, and if I’m...