Creating My Own Aboriginal Art

My Aboriginal Art

As we headed north of Cairns, Australia towards Mossman Gorge we stopped at Janbal Gallery.  The gallery’s resident artist is Binna, who took time to explain his heritage, share his art, and then help us produce a piece of our Continue reading Creating My Own Aboriginal Art

The Best Parts of My Trip

Kayaking Byron Bay

I shared the worse parts in an earlier post.  Without doubt the best parts greatly outweighed the worse parts.  I had an absolutely amazing time.  So much so that when people say “that must have been a trip of a Continue reading The Best Parts of My Trip

The Worse Parts of My Trip

Stormy Morning

Everyone keeps asking me what the best part of my trip was, but I thought I’d share my worse parts first.  Then there is something to look forward to…the best parts.  🙂 Belize It kills me to say anything negative Continue reading The Worse Parts of My Trip

Christchurch Still Recovering

The Cathedral

Christchurch first shook September 4, 2010 with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake and was followed with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22, 2011.  While the second earthquake was smaller; the damage was larger.  It didn’t stop there…smaller aftershocks were felt Continue reading Christchurch Still Recovering

Travel Playlist

I started a new tradition on this trip that I wanted to share.  I’m not a huge music buff.  In fact, I listen to the same radio station all the time and they mostly play the same music over and Continue reading Travel Playlist

Cook Strait Ferry


As we crossed the Cook Strait from Wellington to Picton, I was reminded of Alaska.  Specifically, I was reminded of the Alaska Marine Highway as it winds through Southeast Alaska.  We were blessed with bright blue skies and just a Continue reading Cook Strait Ferry