Overnight Layover in Sydney, How We Explored the City!

Overnight layover in Sydney, go out an explore the harbor!
Our journey back to United States from New Zealand had quite an interesting flight itinerary with an overnight layover in Sydney, Australia before finally heading back home. Before we even arrived in Sydney we had a long layover in Wellington with just enough time to go out and explore the city which was totally worth it. When we finally landed in Sydney at 5:45 PM we had exactly 16 hours and 45 minutes to wander the city before the long flight back to the United States. To recap this was...

3 Days on the Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles at our Fingertips!

Holding the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
One of the highlights of our trip to Australia was driving the Great Ocean Road for  three days. We were lucky enough to stay with friends in Melbourne, Australia the majority of time but in the middle of the week we headed out to tour one of the most scenic drives in the world! Our friends thought we were somewhat crazy as three days really isn't that much time but we think it was just about perfect. Granted we didn't have time to relax too much but we love being active and busy anyway. ...

Melbourne, Adventures With Our Australian Friends

Healsville Animal Sanctuary lazy Kangaroos
One of the most exciting aspects of our trip to Australia was we already had friends in Melbourne! Well Beth did at least... She had the amazing opportunity to student teach for a semester in Melbourne three years ago. It was an amazing experience for her and I have to admit I was jealous. I was stuck back in Indiana finishing up my undergrad. We had been dating for two years when she visited. Anyway, now I know why she had such a great experience. All the people she stayed with and met were so ...

Flying To Australia & New Zealand On the Cheap via Award Flights, Plus Business Class

Beth and I just finished up our amazing trip to Australia and New Zealand! Our journey took us to Melbourne where Beth student taught at and made some wonderful friends. From there we tried driving on the left side on the amazing Great Ocean Road. On a final stint we hiked and explored Queenstown, New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world. We also somehow managed to squeeze in a night in Sydney and 5 hours in Wellington. More on our adventures in future posts but first I would like to de...

American Airlines Announces Australia Route LAX-SYD

American Airlines Los Angeles to Sydney new route, and Qantas SYD to SFO
American Airlines has announced a new nonstop route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) , Australia which will allow partner, Qantas, to reenter the Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO) market. The new LAX to SYD flights will begin on December 17th, 2015 and the new SYD to SFO flights will begin on December 20th. American Airlines will service the route with a Boeing 777-300ER with 3 classes of services. This increased partnership leaves room for more flights from the United States to Aust...