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Going Native: What I’ve learned in Australia

Bring an Australian stereotype to mind. What comes up? Maybe a leather skinned man covered in red dust knocking back beers like his life depends on it? Maybe your stereotypical Aussie is less Alice Springs informed and more like a tan, blonde surfer dude fresh from a knock out dual with a Great White shark?… Read More Going Native: What I’ve learned in Australia

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Running on Empty in Argentina: An adventure trail race abroad

The gun sounds and we are off. The motley crew of helmet clad runners shoots past us fumbling foreigners, leaving us to follow their grass stomped path down to the gravel road. The gravel road quickly diminishes to a gravel path, then, after about 500 m, we are on a single-track trail that is more… Read More Running on Empty in Argentina: An adventure trail race abroad

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In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

The sun shines bright on Rottnest Island, the water is a crystalline turquoise that beckons me to its warm embrace, but there is only one thing on my mind, a small, approximately one foot tall marsupial called a quokka. I, like so many others before me, have ventured to this little island about 25 km… Read More In Search of Quokkas on Rottnest Island

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Falling in Love with Perth

From the minute the airplane touched down in Perth, Australia I’ve felt strangely at home. I’m further away from my hometown than I have ever been before, yet this land of sun on the sea bears more than a passing resemblance to Ventura, California, where I grew up with 365 days of sunshine nestled on… Read More Falling in Love with Perth

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How to get a Work and Holiday Visa to Australia for Americans

Every time I look at my Facebook news feed I’m reminded of the political turmoil in my home country, the United Sates. Every other post seems to be about the orange disaster that has befallen my homeland and I’m sorry guys, but I’m glad I got out while I could. My work and holiday visa… Read More How to get a Work and Holiday Visa to Australia for Americans