Our Map Collection

All maps are not the same… We are big fans of public transportation but as we travel the one mistake we routinely make is not giving any thought to maps until we actually arrive in a new city. Every major city has literally hundreds of maps available but oddly it is sometimes difficult to locateContinue reading “Our Map Collection”

The Blue Mountains of Australia

A Sydney Day Trip to the Blue Mountains On a visit to Sydney, Australia we set aside a Sunday for a rail trip to the Blue Mountains. From the Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station is about a two hour trip and if you go and return on a Sunday the trip is a superContinue reading “The Blue Mountains of Australia”

Sydney Australia and the Opal Card

Getting Around Sydney An Update If you are planning a trip Down Under with some time in Sydney, you need to build your plans around their great public transportation. Like most large cities, buses are plentiful but Sydney also boasts a metro rail system called “Light Rail” that connects most major parts of the metropolitanContinue reading “Sydney Australia and the Opal Card”

Port of Sydney, Australia

If the world has a perfect port of call, in our opinion, this is it. Besides being the worlds greatest natural harbor, the harbor is surrounded by a truly remarkable city. The center of the Sydney harbor area is Circular Quay with ferries leaving regularly for dozens of destinations like Manley Beach, Watson’s Bay andContinue reading “Port of Sydney, Australia”

Art Festival at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, Sculptures By The Sea On a recent trip to Australia we spent a day at Bondi Beach outside of Sydney. It turns out that besides being a nearby beach resort and a great surfing venue, Bondi is famous for the largest free sculpture exhibitions in the world. A sculpture event known as SculpturesContinue reading “Art Festival at Bondi Beach”

Getting Around in Sydney

Sydney Opera House at Dusk If you are planning a trip Down Under with some time in Sydney, you need to build your plans around their great public transportation. Like most large cities, buses are plentiful but Sydney also boasts a rapid transit rail system called “Light Rail” that connects most major parts of the metropolitanContinue reading “Getting Around in Sydney”