A Day in the Daintree

Take a road trip with your parents, a river crossing over crocodile-infested waters, meandering switchbacks over ocean cliffs and through dense rainforest, and add in a deadly bird for good measure- this is the stuff family vacations are made of- at least in the Daintree. With my parents visiting from the states, I was determined … More A Day in the Daintree

Of Reef Sharks & Corals: Wavelength Marine Charters (A Review)

I’m not normally one to write reviews, but the one thing everyone who visits Australia does is visit the Great Barrier Reef- as I spent (literally) hours/days researching where to go and what tour operator to go out on the reef with, growing slightly obsessed with getting it right, I thought the least I could … More Of Reef Sharks & Corals: Wavelength Marine Charters (A Review)

“Ship Giant Octopus”, or, The Burning Issues of the Internet

As any self-respecting blogger would know, one of the more fun bits of having a blog is (obsessively) checking your stats after you’ve published a new piece to see how many people have viewed your blog, what country they’re from, and their search engine terms- i.e. what people typed into Google that led them to … More “Ship Giant Octopus”, or, The Burning Issues of the Internet

A Few Words on Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park: Uluru, a place of sacred importance to the Anangu (the traditional land owners of this area). Kata-Tjuta (translates to “many heads”), also known as the Olgas.  The beauty, awe, and spirituality of this place can be done no justice with words or images, at least not by me, so I’ll … More A Few Words on Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Underground Living & Opals: Or, What Mike Rowe and I Have in Common

Waking up bright and early, mostly due not to a good night’s sleep but to extreme heat and sunshine streaming into my campervan, I happily set off from Woomera to my next port of call, the town of Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy caught my attention ages ago, when I mentioned to a travel agent I … More Underground Living & Opals: Or, What Mike Rowe and I Have in Common

Behold the Australian Shopping Mall

Ah, the mighty American shopping mall. Air conditioned at full blast, crowded with screaming toddlers and angst-y preteens, and more shops than any of us actually need.  Aussie shopping malls are no different in that regard. In fact, despite a pretty lengthy geographical distance, American favorites (well, favorites to me) such as Target, Nike, Pandora, to … More Behold the Australian Shopping Mall

Guest Blog: The Australian Dollar- 10 Fun Facts

I am very excited to present to you my first ever guest blog here at the Accidental Australian. It’s on a topic  I haven’t yet touched on- money. Australian currency is in a league of its own, literally- bright colors, partially see through, indestructible, and near impossible to counterfeit. So, thanks to Peter Lavelle for … More Guest Blog: The Australian Dollar- 10 Fun Facts