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Egypt & Etihad!

In October, 2015, I was lucky enough to get a place on a G Adventures fam trip for U.S based Travel Agents to Egypt. This meant that it was not a regular group departure - only travel agents would be attending (with a small participation fee ) accompanied by a G Adventures representative, and we [...]

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Big Sur Roadtrip: Solvang

For our first wedding anniversary we decided to do a long weekend trip up the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur/Monterey. We left on a Thursday evening after work and headed straight to Solvang for the night. Solvang was founded in 1911 as a new community by Danish settlers and entering the town makes you [...]

Austin, TX – for Psych Fest

In May 2015, we visited Austin for the annual music festival - Austin Psych Fest (now called Levitation). We had planned this trip and purchased tickets before we had even moved to the U.S! This also gave us the opportunity to see Austin - a city we had heard so many good things about. It did not disappoint! [...]

The Move: Part 2

We woke sleepy-eyed but excited at the ungodly hour of 3:30am on the 10th Feb,ready to say goodbye to our beloved home of Melbourne and start our journey to the U.S. We had to be at the airport at 5 am for our 7 am flight to Sydney, as  Virgin unfortunately stopped flying MEL-LAX directly in October [...]

The Move: Part 1

The past month has been a very very busy one! After receiving our approval at the U.S Consulate in Sydney and spending some time with family afterwards, we headed home with only 18 days to finish packing up our lives and move to Los Angeles. We halved our wardrobes, listed many things for sale on [...]

Our Consulate Interview: Part 2

After double, triple & quadruple checking that we had all of the documents we needed, we flew to Sydney a few days early, on the 10th of January. We spent this time with friends, and when the morning of the 13th came around, we got up early, checked all our documents again and walked to Martin [...]

Our Consulate Interview: Part 1

On the 25th November, after what felt like an eternal wait, we finally were given our interview date at the Sydney Consulate for our DV Lottery interview - 9am Tuesday 13th January. Finally, we could start planning!! The first thing we had to do is let our employers know. It was sad for me to [...]