Exploring Angkor Wat (with 200k of our closest friends)

(Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia) Angkor Wat has been on our list for a while. We’d planned it a few times when we lived in the US. Even bought a guidebook at one point. We sold the guidebook as part of the purge before moving to Australia, so of course we finally go there a year […]

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Bagan. It’s in Myanmar.

(Location: Bagan, Myanmar) When we told people that we were going to Myanmar, the reactions were pretty classic. Most people didn’t know where it was and then said, “Oh, you mean Burma.” Most people asked “Why??” Bagan is just popping up on the tourist radar, and I hope the crowds don’t flock here and ruin […]

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Two Nights in Bangkok

(Location: Bangkok, Thailand) The first stop on our Christmas break tour of southeast Asia was Bangkok. We hadn’t been there before, it was a direct flight from Melbourne, and it was a good jumping off point for the rest of our travels. We stayed at the Hilton, in a super swanky suite for less than […]

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The Great Ocean Road – this time with an ND filter

(Location: Victoria, Australia) I’d visited last year when my mom came to visit, but Andy was overseas at the time so he missed it. Since then, we’d been waiting for a nice and sunny Saturday, and it finally happened in November. Our plan was to take the Great Ocean Road out to The Apostles, stay […]

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Weekend in The Grampians

(Location: Victoria, Australia) The Grampians National Park is about a three hour drive north west of Melbourne. It was recommended by several of our friends, so we decided to so a quick overnight scouting trip. We stayed in the small town of Halls Gap, which is hopping with kangaroos around dusk. We did a little […]

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Flinders Chase National Park

(Location: Kangaroo Island, Australia) For Thanksgiving weekend in 2014, we spent a long weekend in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. We took the ferry when we visited in 2013, so this time we flew from Adelaide on Rex Air. The cost is about the same, but the flight is much quicker. There is […]

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Experimenting with Night Photography in Cape Schanck

(Location: Mornington Peninsula, Australia) After our night sky photography weekend at Lake Eppalock, we were itching to try it on our own. The weather forecast looked good, and the moon was rising late, so we headed down to Cape Schanck. We stayed in one of the lighthouse keepers cottages, which gives you great access to […]

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Lord Howe – Completely Amazeballs

(Location: Lord Howe Island, Australia) For our 15th anniversary, we splurged on a weekend in Lord Howe Island. Located an hour and a half flight east of Sydney, it is just 10km long, 2-3km wide, and completely unspoiled. There are a few roads, and a few cars, but most of the “traffic” is on foot […]

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Night Sky Photography Weekend

(Location: Lake Eppalock, Australia) In October of 2014, we spent the weekend in Lake Eppalock, Victoria at a night sky photography workshop. We’d made a few attempts at photographing the night sky, but always wound up with a less than desirable exposure, or an out of focus sky. We learned more in the first five […]

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Birthday in the Bungles

(Location: Purnulu National Park, Western Australia) For Andy’s birthday in 2014, we spent 3 nights “glamping” in the Bungle Bungle, part of Purnulu National Park on the eastern edge of The Kimberly in Western Australia. If you find yourself wondering where the heck that is, you are not alone. Most of the Australians we know […]

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