Tortoise on the Move

December 7, 2015

Gallery: Thailand


Photos from around Thailand, June 20 – July 13, 2015. For more on my trip, check out these posts about the islands (Andaman coast and Gulf coast), Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park, and our Thai cooking class


May 25, 2015

Gallery: Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef
“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt
These photos were taken during a weekend in Fremantle and Perth and a subsequent tour to Exmouth with Red Earth Safaris, May 6-17, 2015. Read all about my Western Australia adventure here and my favorite spots here.


April 30, 2015

TBT: Yosemite National Park Gallery

El Capitan and Half Dome

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. – John Muir

In March 2014, I joined a few other women from my college sorority on a spring break trip to Yosemite National Park. A far cry from the crowded beaches of Mexico, Yosemite was just the outdoor playground we were looking for. We hiked to the peak of Yosemite Falls and took a day trip to Hetch Hetchy. While we didn’t climb Half Dome (we’re saving that for a five-year reunion) or scale El Capitan, it was a great week in one of the United States’ most beautiful National Parks. Enjoy!


April 21, 2015

Gallery: All Around Noosa

Noosa National Park

“Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor.” – Seneca

Photos from Noosa National Park, Sunshine Beach, Eumundi Markets, and Noosa Farmers Market


April 1, 2015

Gallery: Alice Springs to the Top End, Northern Territory


“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – JK Rowling

This is the second photo set from my Northern Territory tour, including images from Alice Springs, stops along the Stuart Highway, and the Top End. For more from the Northern Territory, check out the first photo set and posts from the Red Centre, Alice Springs & the Stuart Highway, and the Top End (coming soon).


March 26, 2015

Gallery: Red Centre, Northern Territory

Kata Tjuta sunrise

It’s better to have seen something once than to hear about it a hundred times.

This is a collection of photos from the first three days of Wayoutback Safaris tour of Australia’s Northern Territory, specifically the Red Centre. Check out the blog post here.


March 25, 2015

Red Centre Adventures

Red Centre tour group
Uluru colors

Colors of Uluru

Two weeks ago, I flew from my home on the Sunshine Coast to Sydney for a relaxing evening in Bondi before jetting off to the Red Centre of Australia. I didn’t know much about the Northern Territory before I arrived in Australia, but when I first read about Uluru, I knew I had to add it to my bucket list. The Red Centre is probably what you think of as the Australian Outback (although the “outback” really is far more expansive): red dirt, seemingly never-ending highways, and a plentiful supply of reptiles. Before I tell you about the tour itself, here are some quick facts about the Northern Territory:


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.