Tag Archives: Australia

New Zealand 2014: Christchurch and Aoraki Mount Cook

 


Photo: Christ’s College was built in 1925 in the Gothic and Tudor perpendicular style. The structure was reenforce against earthquakes in 1987 and only suffered minor damage during the 2011 earthquake. Continue reading

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