Lone Stars and Kangaroos

Australia just got more awesome- which I didn’t think was possible. Today (or yesterday- who knows with these time differences) Qantas, Australia’s largest domestic and international airline, began service between Sydney and Dallas, Texas on its¬†leviathan of a plane: the Airbus 380. Now it may just seem like I’m talking AV Geek jargon, but this is actually a big deal. Let me break it down … Continue reading Lone Stars and Kangaroos

Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Perth and Seattle

There seems no end to the bounty of Australia. This time, they’ve combined beaches, bays, islands, and a ‘smashing’ arts scene into one incredibly dynamic city. It’s called Perth. Located on Australia’s southwestern coast and the country’s fourth largest city, Perth and its metropolitan area spill into the Indian Ocean through white sands, boardwalks, and turquoise shallows. After the Great Divide back east, Australia’s landscape … Continue reading Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Perth and Seattle

Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Fraser Island and Vancouver Island

An Aboriginal tribe originally settled on the world’s largest sand island thousands of years ago. They¬†called it K’gari- their word for ‘paradise.’ In the 1800s the island was infamously discovered by shipwrecked Europeans, and came to be known by a new name: Fraser Island. Today, people still have reason to call Fraser Island ‘paradise,’ as much of the 710 square mile sand island looks just … Continue reading Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Fraser Island and Vancouver Island