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Capital Capitals: Oceania

I’ll continue my trek across the globe learning about countries and their capitals, a journey that can hopefully make a dent (no matter how small) in the geographically-challenged American stereotype.

Trivia Madness

Hello again, Sydney!

So I am back in Sydney. I think it is the third time I’m in this city. I don’t know what it is, but I quite like it here. 271 more words


Auckland Bridge Bungy Jump

After all that contemplation of the way I want to go about life, I have spent two days setting some exciting goals for myself. My ‘Bucket List’ is not exhaustive and I will be adding more as and whenever. 274 more words

New Zealand

Sydney, Australia: the Bondi effect

I call it the Bondi effect. It’s that feeling that you have when you are travelling somewhere new and just happen to run into one of those places that make you realize what life really is about, so much that you never want to leave. 62 more words


Canada's Audrey Lacroix wins gold, Brittany MacLean bronze in pool at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW — Audrey Lacroix has won Canada’s third swimming gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

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The native of Pont-Rouge, Que., won the women’s 200-metre butterfly with a time of two minutes 7.61 seconds. 424 more words


Postcard: Free to a good home

I want to send you a postcard.


Because there is a gigantic pile of Australian stamps on my kitchen table. Because I know a grotty shop where I can buy the most amazing vintage postcard you’ve ever seen. 156 more words

Cycle Touring

Reading About the Solomon Islands - Living Tradition: A Changing Life in Solomon Islands

Super tough to find much of anything for the Solomon Islands that didn’t have to do with the battle at Guadalcanal. An interesting, worthwhile topic of course, but not really in keeping with my reading goals. 304 more words