Posts filed under: Post Remote Year

New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world.  I remember my older brother talking about his trip here in the early 90’s and what stayed with me...
In the land of sugar cane, crocodiles and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia has a hidden gem:  the Cairns Yacht Club (or CYC as it’s referred to).  An inconspicuous boatshed...
Flying 1,000ft over the NE corner of Tasmania and banking left towards Flinders Island in a 1978 4-seater Cessna, it occurred to me how little I had known about Tasmania...
In the final scene from Point Break (Keanu Reaves’ 1991 blockbuster film about an undercover FBI agent tracking bank robber surfers), Patrick Swayze is released from handcuffs to surf a...
I felt completely at home in my beach suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, a city of about 1.3M with a similar layout to Philadelphia nestled in Australia’s wine region capital...
Where is Kangaroo Island? My 2nd Workaway experience was on Kangaroo Island, a remote island in South Australia that few Australians could locate and even fewer have visited.  Because of its...
Noosa, Australia I am a guest here, volunteering through a company called Workaway, receiving room and board for 5 hours a day of work…  but it’s hard to call it...
A Trip to Sydney After traveling 53 hours to get to Sydney, Australia, you could say I took the scenic route.  With an unexpected 12 hour layover in LA and...
I stripped down to my bikini and gingerly stepped into the 48-degree water.   The wool hat, puff jacket, running jacket, long sleeve shirt, stretch pants and running shoes with thick...
It was just an experiment… These last 3 months were a trial run in a new lifestyle experiment.  The goal was to be a house sitter up and down the...