Australia: Port Douglas—Part 3 

By day four in Port Douglas, I was getting antsy for a change of scenery. I’m not much of a shopper and I don’t load up on purchases at the beginning of a trip, especially if it means buying more luggage, and we still had three weeks of travel ahead of us. And I’m definitely not much of a lounger—beach, poolside, or even at a sidewalk café. But on day four I found myself doing all four. I told myself it was a good way to refuel, but I wasn’t convinced. Continue reading

Australia 2014: Port Douglas—Part 2

With nothing adventurous on our agenda for day two, we slept in, took a long stroll on Four Mile Beach, and soaked up some sun until noon. Showered and changed, we made the two-minute walk into the heart of Port Douglas to eat and shop. After a leisurely lunch at the Lure Restaurant & Bar on the marina, we spent the afternoon touring the shops—starting at the marina and working our way back toward our hotel on Garrick Street. Photo: Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Continue reading