Guest post written by Destination NSW
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Located in south-western NSW, the Riverina is an agricultural region which stretches across a vast range of land and differing environments. From the Snowy Mountains to the Murrumbidgee River to the dryer plains of Hay and Carrathool the diversity of this burgeoning agricultural region offers plenty of fun, eco-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy.
This year on the blog, I’ve decided to add a category called ‘Uncovered Discoveries’ – this category will feature resorts, experiences, tours that I have uncovered through research and find personally appealing and interesting. They won’t be places or experiences I have personally tried [yet], but will be more about highlights of the resort/activity/tour and what has drawn me to it (and hopefully you too!), inspiring thought and ideas. Here’s the first one of 2019 - gorilla trekking art Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in Uganda.
In addition to my Disney Experience post (Part 1) last week, the second half of our Orlando trip was spent at Universal Studios. Universal was, for the most part, more enjoyable than Disney was for a few different reasons, but I think the weather definitely had a big part to play. The lines were significantly longer, but the rides were more adult-themed and more fun for the whole family rather than just the kids. Here is an overview of our adult trip to Universal (without kids and with lots of flexibility), as well as observations and tips for future Universal Studios visitors.
Last week, I spent five days in Orlando with one of my best friends, three of which were spent reliving our childhood dreams exploring Walt Disney World. This was my first visit to Florida and although we were hoping for more cooperative weather, the rain meant shorter lines and more ride time - our trip overall was a very successful one. Here is an overview of our adult trip to Disney (without kids and with lots of flexibility), as well as observations and tips for future Disney World visitors.
I had the unfortunate displeasure of dealing with a ExploreTrip.com when booking my April flights to Quito over the last couple of weeks and I want to WARN anyone booking a flight to pay very close attention to the third party selling you that ticket, because if it’s ExploreTrip.com, RUN, don’t walk, away because it’s not worth the headache!
Everyone has a running to do list, but creating a ‘big picture’ list of life-time goals is a separate list – one that takes years, and sometimes an entire life time, to achieve. I share my long-term list publicly to help inspire others and also track the goals that I have achieved already.
As someone who travels for short stints across the border or locally, it’s not hard to believe that we have a separate travel/go bag for our short getaways (more on the detailed contents of our go bag here). I recently decided that my bathroom essentials could use a little more organization and DIYed it.
I just spent three days in one of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in North America. Algonquin is simply pristine, with an abundance of nature and wildlife (though we didn't personally see any large wildlife). Very little written content this week because a picture is worth 1000 words - I hope these few speak to you.
Last weekend, Dan and I stayed at The Pinery overnight for some R&R and outdoorsy time. This was our third trip to this location (my fourth), which is about 2 hours from home, and is a park that we enjoy every time we go. People generally associate camping with kids/families/budget travel options, but camping offers more than that – it is time outdoors, being active via hiking/swimming/canoeing/etc., while ideally disconnecting from the busy world at home (minimal phone/Wi-Fi use) and just enjoying the scenery and the company. AND it can be quite fun – even for childless adults like us!
Post #101 and thanks for the last two years of reading my posts! This week I would like to share more about the activities we signed up for on-site at Glendorn. You may have seen a few of my pictures from our Glendorn getaway last week (if you didn’t, you should check ‘em out), so this week, I’m highlighting the fun experiences we had with Jim and Charles learning about shooting, as well as fly fishing!
A millennial woman with 'old school' values, working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to. Seeking out my passions one day at a time.