Scenic Flight over Melbourne

To go with our awesome wedding, we received an awesome wedding gift from a very dear friend: A Scenic Flight for 2 over Melbourne.  We took off from Essendon Fields and headed for Williamstown.  After dropping from 1500 to 200 meters to view Williamstown, we flew over the beach toward Port Melbourne and Albert Park. […]

Happy Birthday from Darwin

In that same Jetstar sale back in May where we bought our Brisbane tickets, we also purchased tickets to go to Darwin for my birthday weekend.  I had over 6 months to look forward to this trip and did absolutely no research until the Monday, 3 days, before we left. Given that I left all […]

Toast to the Coast

We live in one of Australia’s many wine countries and have not visited any.  Fortunately, Geelong plans an annual tasting event with a bussing service: Toast to the Coast.  We signed up for both the tasting tickets and the bus tickets. Our friends had gone the year prior and suggested that we arrive early and […]

3 Days in Brisbane

Someone told us to go to Brisbane in August because the weather is wonderful there and shitty in Melbourne.  For our American friends, this is like going to Florida in February.  Naturally, when Jetstar had a fare sale back in May, we choose a weekend in August and bought tickets.  Unfortunately, the weekend we chose […]