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Sign for Whitsundays National Park

Tips for Visiting the Whitsundays

December 27, 2012

in beach, Queensland, sailing, short trips, travel tips, trip planning

Among all the recommendations people have given about my time in Australia, the recurring one has been to stay and sail in Queensland’s Whitsunday islands. The only problem is, it’s a friggin expensive trip. Return airfare for one person alone can cost $500. Staying on any boat that isn’t a backpacker-type, multiple-person dorm with lots […]

A cat next to a suitcase in Shanghai.

I’ve Got the Travel Jitters

July 14, 2011

in packing, trip planning, vacation

I stumbled out of bed still half asleep this morning, already thinking about what I had to get done before I leave for a weekend getaway later today. I’d started packing the night before, set up a simple workday so I wouldn’t feel rushed. Yet, I’d struggled to get to sleep (OK, maybe it was […]