Fear Conquering & Feeding Crocodiles


Is anyone really crazy enough to lure sixteen feet of teeth and muscle out of the water with a chicken leg?

Yes. We are.

Perhaps we’re not as crazy or brave (stupid?) as we are making ourselves out to be since we barely had time to think about it.

But is it any less insane because… CONTINUE READING >> 


Is anyone really crazy enough to lure sixteen feet of teeth and muscle out of the water with a chicken leg?

Yes. We are.

Perhaps we’re not as crazy or brave (stupid?) as we are making ourselves out to be since we barely had time to think about it.

But is it any less insane because… CONTINUE READING >> 

Feeding Hungry Crocs in Australia!


There’s no rush in the world like being on the business end of a hungry croc’s mouth. Less than a second ticks by – from leaping reptile to the other-worldly SNAP! as enormous jaws slam shut… Read the whole, crazy adventure here!


There’s no rush in the world like being on the business end of a hungry croc’s mouth. Less than a second ticks by – from leaping reptile to the other-worldly SNAP! as enormous jaws slam shut… Read the whole, crazy adventure here!

It’s a Tough Life in #Room753, Peppers Broadbeach

After a rip-roarin’ week visiting all that Queensland had to offer, we settled into our skyhome above Kurrawa Beach.

From our first look at the towering skyline and enticing water off of our balcony at Peppers Broadbeach in Gold Coast we knew we had struck gold…

It was almost as if we belonged in a crib like this… CONTINUE READING >> 

After a rip-roarin’ week visiting all that Queensland had to offer, we settled into our skyhome above Kurrawa Beach.

From our first look at the towering skyline and enticing water off of our balcony at Peppers Broadbeach in Gold Coast we knew we had struck gold…

It was almost as if we belonged in a crib like this… CONTINUE READING >> 

Now We’re Cookin’! How Cooking Classes Enhance Travel (Around the World)

Let us take your tongues on a trip around the world!

Food is a huge part of travel for us, but even more fun is learning how to recreate the gastronomic goodies we discover in the far corners of the globe.

From classes, to demonstrations, to street vendors — who are kind enough to share their secrets — here is a taste of the knowledge we have compiled during our explorations… CONTINUE READING >>

Let us take your tongues on a trip around the world!

Food is a huge part of travel for us, but even more fun is learning how to recreate the gastronomic goodies we discover in the far corners of the globe.

From classes, to demonstrations, to street vendors — who are kind enough to share their secrets — here is a taste of the knowledge we have compiled during our explorations… CONTINUE READING >>

Keeping Koalas Safe, Sound, & Cuddly

Some of the most readily recognizable Australian icons are animals, and we found more than a double dose of them in Queensland at The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside Brisbane.

As the name suggests, we got up close and personal with koalas, but we also got to feed kangaroos right from our hands… CONTINUE READING >>

Some of the most readily recognizable Australian icons are animals, and we found more than a double dose of them in Queensland at The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside Brisbane.

As the name suggests, we got up close and personal with koalas, but we also got to feed kangaroos right from our hands… CONTINUE READING >>

Brisbane Surf ‘n Turf

When the hungries hit in Brisbane, the place to remedy the situation is Gambaro.

Since opening a simple fish & chips shop back in 1953, three generations of Gambaros have been serving up Queensland’s finest fresh catches, and earning a well deserved reputation as… CONTINUE READING >> 

When the hungries hit in Brisbane, the place to remedy the situation is Gambaro.

Since opening a simple fish & chips shop back in 1953, three generations of Gambaros have been serving up Queensland’s finest fresh catches, and earning a well deserved reputation as… CONTINUE READING >> 

Fear Conquering & Skydiving Over Queensland


Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane has become one of those ultimate bucket list items.

Like living to 120 years old or climbing Mount Everest.

Of the three, the most feasible to me was the jump.

Which turned out to be a bit odd, because there was no… CONTINUE READING >>


Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane has become one of those ultimate bucket list items.

Like living to 120 years old or climbing Mount Everest.

Of the three, the most feasible to me was the jump.

Which turned out to be a bit odd, because there was no… CONTINUE READING >>

Veronica Gives Skydiving a Go!


Who knew nostrils could stretch so far? Watch as Veronica “jumps” from 10,000 feet over what has to be the most beautiful place to “fly”!… Read the whole, crazy adventure here! or enlarge video>>


Who knew nostrils could stretch so far? Watch as Veronica “jumps” from 10,000 feet over what has to be the most beautiful place to “fly”!… Read the whole, crazy adventure here! or enlarge video>>

Spread a Little Sunshine Coast in Australia

In our travels we often wonder “How did this place get its name?”

The Sunshine Coast of Queensland is most certainly not one of those places.

This stretch of Australia’s eastern seaboard is situated in the prime position on the planet to provide perfect conditions year-round… CONTINUE READING > >

In our travels we often wonder “How did this place get its name?”

The Sunshine Coast of Queensland is most certainly not one of those places.

This stretch of Australia’s eastern seaboard is situated in the prime position on the planet to provide perfect conditions year-round… CONTINUE READING > >

Let Us Introdoos-ya to Noosa, Australia

The area is stunningly beautiful — packed full of national parks, state forests, beaches, and wildlife — and is quite the foodie town!

Join your GypsyNesters as we jump into adventure, cavort with kookaburras, drop bears and mamils, swim at the base of a waterfall, and eat and relax our way through Noosa… CONTINUE READING >>

The area is stunningly beautiful — packed full of national parks, state forests, beaches, and wildlife — and is quite the foodie town!

Join your GypsyNesters as we jump into adventure, cavort with kookaburras, drop bears and mamils, swim at the base of a waterfall, and eat and relax our way through Noosa… CONTINUE READING >>

Kayaking the Australian Everglades like a Champ, well… with a Champ

There are several things about the Sunshine Coast of Australia that reminded us of Florida, beautiful beaches, near perfect weather, rousing waterfront resorts, and most surprising of all, everglades.

Yes, Queensland has its very own everglades, and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring them by kayak….CONTINUE READING >>

There are several things about the Sunshine Coast of Australia that reminded us of Florida, beautiful beaches, near perfect weather, rousing waterfront resorts, and most surprising of all, everglades.

Yes, Queensland has its very own everglades, and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring them by kayak….CONTINUE READING >>

A Day in the Australian Everglades

This was not something that we felt qualified to pursue on our own, so we joined former Australian kayaking champion Vivienne Golding on an adventure into Great Sandy National Park.
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This was not something that we felt qualified to pursue on our own, so we joined former Australian kayaking champion Vivienne Golding on an adventure into Great Sandy National Park.
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How We Found All of Australia’s Bizarre Animals in One Place

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Australia?

Bet it involves animals, and likely some strange ones at that, right?

It was for us, and we bet we found some you’ve never heard of!… CONTINUE READING >>

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Australia?

Bet it involves animals, and likely some strange ones at that, right?

It was for us, and we bet we found some you’ve never heard of!… CONTINUE READING >>

A Tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

This extraordinary organization is dedicated to rescuing sick and injured wildlife, nursing them back to health, then releasing them back to their homes… CONTINUE READING or enlarge video>>

This extraordinary organization is dedicated to rescuing sick and injured wildlife, nursing them back to health, then releasing them back to their homes… CONTINUE READING or enlarge video>>

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef – Bucket List, Check!

A visit to Queensland, Australia without getting underwater on the Great Barrier Reef would be unthinkable! 

As soon as Lady Elliot Island, a highly protected coral cay only accessible by air, came into view, we knew we were about to embark on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Because the southern tip of the reef is outside the tropics, the cooler water temperatures have kept the coral… CONTINUE READING >>

A visit to Queensland, Australia without getting underwater on the Great Barrier Reef would be unthinkable! 

As soon as Lady Elliot Island, a highly protected coral cay only accessible by air, came into view, we knew we were about to embark on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Because the southern tip of the reef is outside the tropics, the cooler water temperatures have kept the coral… CONTINUE READING >>

Veronica Explores the Great Barrier Reef – with a Sea Turtle Guide!


Veronica makes a new sea turtle friend who shows her all the hotspots of his native Coral Gardens, and introduces her to his friends – including “Nemo,” a manta ray, parrotfish, angelfish and colorful giant clams! Click to see our full adventure! or enlarge video >>


Veronica makes a new sea turtle friend who shows her all the hotspots of his native Coral Gardens, and introduces her to his friends – including “Nemo,” a manta ray, parrotfish, angelfish and colorful giant clams! Click to see our full adventure! or enlarge video >>

A Moveable Feast in the Hinterlands of Australia


The Australian Hinterland surprised us at every turn.

Join us as we admire the beautifully odd Glass House Mountains, learn how to properly to throw shrimp on the barbie, visit a snail (!) farm and take a cooking class from one of Australia’s top chefs… CONTINUE READING >>


The Australian Hinterland surprised us at every turn.

Join us as we admire the beautifully odd Glass House Mountains, learn how to properly to throw shrimp on the barbie, visit a snail (!) farm and take a cooking class from one of Australia’s top chefs… CONTINUE READING >>

Goin’ for the Gold (Coast) in Australia

We may be nuts, but we’re not crazy! Of course we jumped at the chance to spend a few days along Queensland’s Gold Coast.

This dazzling stretch along the Coral Sea has become Australia’s playground for food, fun, surf, and sun.

From our first look at the towering skyline and enticing water… CONTINUE READING >>

We may be nuts, but we’re not crazy! Of course we jumped at the chance to spend a few days along Queensland’s Gold Coast.

This dazzling stretch along the Coral Sea has become Australia’s playground for food, fun, surf, and sun.

From our first look at the towering skyline and enticing water… CONTINUE READING >>