Browsing: Oceania

Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays
Australia

I’ve been sloooooowly covering my Queensland trip from last month on the blog. In case you missed those posts or are fresh on the Frugal Frolicker train in 2015, here they are:

One really cool thing to note is that this was the first trip I took with a pretty sizable Instagram following.

Magnetic Island beach
Australia

Most sensible people treat a beach holiday as an opportunity to relax on the beach – i.e. *a* beach, singular. One beach, max relaxation.

But, since the Eagles basically wrote the song “Learn To Be Still” for me without knowing it, it almost goes without saying that this is not how I do a beach vacation.

South Molle Island
Australia

It took just a few hours of pacing around Airlie Beach before I decided: I have to get out of here.

Don’t get me wrong, you could do far worse than a town blessed with an endless summer.

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Australia

The first time I flew to Australia, in 2006, I went from Hartford to Chicago to Los Angeles to Sydney. This took about 2.5 days longer than it should have due to a delayed flight and a missed connection.