Tips for Planning a Great Trip to Australia

For many, Australia is a far off destination filled with exotic animals and friendly locals. Recent surveys have shown that Australia ranks first on many Americans’ travel bucket lists. Bell is Australian and we return to the island continent every few years to visit family and check out new destinations. Most recently, we visited over…

Koala sleeping in a tree

Sydney Pubs and Restaurants You Should Visit

By Alex Kallimanis: Sydney is Australia’s largest city, often serving as the initial point of entry for many visitors. The Sydney Opera House, built in 1973, is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Set along Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour is one of the country’s most dramatically beautiful spots. Sydney is fashionable and offers many…

Alex giving a thumbs up to the Sydney harbor bridge

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Melbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and we lived there together for a year. We…

Street art of tram

Fantastic Summer Night Markets of Melbourne, Australia

Summer is a time of great outdoor activities in most major cities, and Melbourne is one of the best for great outdoor festivals and events like Moonlight Cinema. While summer highs can occasionally reach 110 fahrenheit (42 celsius), there are also plenty of balmy nights to enjoy being outside. During our February visit to Melbourne…

Renting tips for Australia

Over the past few weeks, we have posted Renting tips for Europe and Renting tips for outside of Europe. Australia was meant to be part of the second post. Because my mum works in real estate there, I asked her to jot down a few tips for us, however, she ended up writing more then…