Tortoise on the Move

February 24, 2015

Life’s a Beach: A 2-Day Tour of Fraser Island

Maheno shipwreck
Driving on 75 Mile Beach

Driving on 75 Mile Beach

Before Stacey headed back to Canberra last week, we checked the world’s largest sand island off our bucket lists. Fraser Island is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site for its unique ecosystems, including rainforests, eucalyptus forests, swamps, sand dunes, and beaches… not to mention one of the purest dingo populations in Australia. While we didn’t see any wild dingoes on the trip, we did sign up for the Fraser Dingo 4WD Tag Along Tour. Fraser Island tours can be a bit on the expensive side, so luckily, we found ours on BookMe, a discount site for Australian tours and activities.


February 23, 2015

Gallery: Fraser Island

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

Selection of photos from a 2-day 4WD tour of UNESCO Heritage Listed Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland. February 17-18, 2015.


February 22, 2015

My First AirBnB Stays

Surfer's Paradise

When my friends from Canberra came to visit, we decided to give AirBnB a try when we were in Surfer’s Paradise and Brisbane. For those who don’t know, AirBnB allows travelers to rent out accommodation, ranging from extra rooms in apartments to entire homes. To rent an AirBnB room, you must have a profile on the site/app before searching through the listings in a specified area and requesting a booking with the host.


Posted in: Blog, Travel Tips
February 10, 2015

Top 5 New Zealand Destinations


Back in December, I visited New Zealand for ten days – far too short a visit for such a beautiful country. I split my time between the North Island and the South Island, all the while keeping track of my adventures in a Real Time Roundup. My American travel buddy and I navigated the winding roads, missed and rebooked a flight, and spent most of our time wondering how New Zealand could, in fact, be so jaw-droppingly stunning. While our trip was more of a tasting plate of all New Zealand has to offer, these are my Top 5 stops from the trip.