Australia Bound: 9 Days Away!

Just a little over a week until I leave for the big Australian adventure! I’m still trying to get everything finalized, but one of the things I’m very excited to do is that I am going to be staying in a hostel while in Sydney! Yes, I know alot of people’s first thought is the movie Hostel, but I’m thinking the complete opposite. I have chosen to stay at one of the most well known and respected hostels in Australia and I can’t wait. It will be a fantastic way to meet people hopefully around my age and maybe get to do things around the city with them! Again, that’s why I travel. To meet others and get to know they’re experiences from a different perspective!

Ever since I was little I have always wanted to travel to Australia. My childhood hero was Steve Irwin and I am happy to say that I will be able to spend a few days at his zoo in Beerwah! It’s still weird to think that I’ll be at the zoo I grew up watching on TV!

I am also going to try to go diving off the coast of Brisbane, as well as venture out into the outback a bit. I have so much to do!!

Until then, I’m counting down the days!

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“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, its inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.”

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I’m Going Down Under!!

So, I know it’s been a while since I have posted on here (almost a year!!) but I have to update it with this exciting news: I’m going to Australia! Spring break 2016 will be spent in Sydney, Brisbane, Beerwah, and the Sunshine Coast. Ever since I was little I have always dreamed about making  the long trek over and I’m finally able to do it!

I leave in exactly 2 weeks and  will arrive in Sydney in 2 weeks and 2 days. Yes, it’s a 28 hour flight. 🙂

This big adventure will be a little different from all the rest. I am not traveling with anyone. For everyone that is telling me that it is a mistake to do so, I respect your opinion. I believe it is important to be able to be strong enough to do something this big on your own. As long as you are smart and make good decisions everything will be fine. Yes, I am scared. Yes, it will be weird to not have anyone to talk to on the long flights but you know what, maybe that’s the point. What if on the flight from LAX to Sydney I meet someone who is an Australian native and they give me tips on where to go and where not to go?

This is why I travel. To expand my knowledge of the world and appreciate things for more than they are.

I will be keeping everyone updated on here very frequently so keep a look out!

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“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”