Meet Steve: Australia’s Largest Cockroach

We had been warned. The bugs are gigantic! The hairy spiders are like mini tarantulas! Don’t go into the bush—everything will kill you! Yeah, yeah, yeah, we were still going to be in Australia for Pete’s sake, we thought. What’s the big […]

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Nicola Hates Tomatoes

Nicola hates tomatoes. Hates them. Loves ketchup, marinara sauce, and salsa. (Go figure.) “It’s the same thing,” we say. “No, it’s not,” she replies.  Everyone gets a kick out of asking her if she wants a tomato. So much so, in fact, […]

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Playing Tourists

We tooled around the city some more; we hit the outside of the Sydney Opera House, felt dwarfed next to the massive fairytale-like trees at the Royal Botanic Gardens, and checked out more critters, land and sea. (If the photo gallery doesn’t appear, click on […]

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Sightseeing in Sydney

It felt so good to sleep in a bed last night as opposed to a cramped airplane chair! There’s something incredible about waking up in a new city—new country! I was relieved to see daylight when I opened my eyes this morning; […]

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Moving Day

This morning, we fit the VERY last piece of furniture in our 5×12′ storage unit. We made sure every last bit was given away, tossed out, or packed, including both mattresses. We released little caterpillars—a surprise snuck home yesterday in Nicola’s backpack. […]

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Unearthing Ghosts | The Emotional Component of Moving

This journey to Sydney has been so much more than a physical one. In fact, I’m beginning to think that’s the easy part as we get closer to the date. Sorting, packing, discarding, storing—it’s easy enough to tackle. What’s not is the […]

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One Less

We parted ways with our sweet pup, Willow, a couple weeks ago. With all the traveling we’ll be doing in Australia, we knew we’d probably need to leave the dog behind. Then when we looked up flying with her, we realized her breed […]

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Adios Little Mountain Cabin

We purchased this sweet little mountain cabin in 2015, nestled between the edge of two nationally protected plots, one park and one forest. I had no clue when we first started this weekend home journey just how much I’d fall in love […]

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Soon to Be Expats!

We’re soon-to-be American expats. A total dream come true. Tim accepted a job transfer that will take us to sunny Sydney, Australia! We’re going down unda. Wait, say whaaaaaa? ETA: less than two weeks. Follow us as we pack up our life […]

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