Sunday, August 1, 2010

Outback Panic

It hit me, it's August, and we're leaving for Australia in few short weeks ...  and I had only thus far booked our flight!!! 
This girl (me), panicked slightly and got busy spending hours (and hours) researching and reading reviews on places to stay and things to do.  I asked Gabe what seemed like five times to look at the hotel to make sure he was seeing the same thing as me.  He gave me the go ahead, and I finally made a decision to stay in the heart of Sydney since it kept calling my name with Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, The Rocks, Centrepoint Tower, and Circular Quay all being walking distance away.  I pray it is amazing as people say and hope the photos really do represent what I think I'm getting ourself into - LOL. 

I have to give a huge thanks to a fellow blogger, Marian, who was so fabulous to pass along feedback from a girlfriend who use to live in Australia.  Her advice made picking a location that much easier since I knew the must-do's in Sydney.  

Now, if someone could please plan the other eight days for me!
Anyone have any suggestions for Brisbane and Cairns?
Anyone, anyone?  :)

*Wishful Wednesday will be back in action after my travels to the Land Down Under 

31 comments:

Claire @ Completely Claire said...

Good luck~ Ya'll will have a blast!
P.S. I gave you an award today! :0)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It sounds like it's going to be an amazing vacation! Take tons of photos!

Tamara Nicole said...

Oh how freaking exciting!!! I've always wanted to visit Australia, take lots of pics and enjoy:-) Oh yes and plan a lot of fun things

Mrs. Buck said...

aaaah! you guys are going to have the most amazing time. I've never been to Australia, but have always wanted to go. Needless to say, I can't wait to hear all about it!

♥Aubrey said...

Hope you guys have an AMAZING time in Australia. You must share all about it...been dying to travel there myself :)

Lil' Woman said...

How exciting....good luck with the planning...I would try to be of some help but I've never been there.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

A trip to Australia?! I'm so jealous!! Hope ya'll have a great trip! Can't wait to live vicariously through you when you get back and post about it! haha!

Caitrin said...

I still cant believe you are going to Australia! I am soooo jealous!! I hope you guys have a wonderful and safe trip!

lola said...

WOW! Have fun! I am so jealous!

Neely said...

But the trip will be sooooo fun! The stress is worth it. Chad and I are planning a trip for December and Im already stressed!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

I am so jealous, Australia will be amazing! Have fun planning and stressing about it!

Jax said...

SO FREAKING EXCITING!!!! I am so jealous; I've always wanted to go to Aussie land! I have a girl friend who lives there I got travel tips from (for someone else) last year. I'll go through my email and see if I can find it and send it your way! :) This is going to be such an amazing trip! PS.. I LOVE that you guys travel and do fun stuff together! Eric and I have the same mentality to go and see and do while we can, ya know!! :)

Heather said...

This trip sounds amazing!! I have always wanted to go there!!

Selma said...

I'm so excited for you Australia tirp. Jealous too. :) Take a ton of pictures!!! So wanna go too. :)

xoxo

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

How exciting! I don't know that I will ever make it to Australia...but I suppose I should never say never! I have a friend who studied abroad there and has been back several times....absolutely loves it! You're going to have an amazing trip!

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness you lucky girl!

Tatiana said...

You are going to have SO much fun! I hope you take lots of pictures! Good luck with the rest of the planning!

Meghan said...

I wish I had some suggestions for you - but I am just super jealous of your trip!!!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

I loved Sydney it's such a fun city I have to look back and remember what I did but Cairns is a good choice! Especially the Great Barrier Reef it's amazing!

Meredith said...

Just stumbled accross your blog and will now be a loyal reader. My sister went to Australia and said it was wonderful. I have yet to go, but it is on my places to see list.

Michal Renee' said...

Hope the hotel is as great as it sounds too! Sydney is one of the places I'm dying to visit one day so can't wait to hear about your adventures!!

Alexa said...

We drove from Sydney to Brisbane and then flew to Cairns. But regardless if you guys like being outdoors and swimming etc def go to Cairns over Brisbane (if you have to choose). I fell in love with SCUBA while there with my family.

mommywonderland said...

I am so excited for you!!!! And 100% envious!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

You are going to have so much fun! Can't wait to see LOTS of pics!

Teresa said...

Kelsey!
Kelsey!
Kelsey!
Can't BELIEVE you and Gabe are headed to AUSTRALIA!!!!
This is AMAZING!
Can't wait to follow your trip!
So many adventures ahead for you!
Do you TWEET?
Let me know!
So excited for you!
xo
And I am sad your doggies are itching.
They may have skin allergies.
Doogan was doing lots of scratching and I took him off of WHEAT!
Let me know how they are doing!
xo

Sarah Mina said...

Have fun, can't wait to hear about your trip and the return of Wishful Wednesday!

Christie said...

Kelsey, you must go to the Whitsunday Islands! It is picturesque and has great snorkeling around the Great Barrier Reef. After being downtown in Syndney, it will really feel like an escape. :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Ohh, what a fun trip! How long are you going for?
I can ask my husband for some suggestions...As many times as I have been to New Zealand, I have only been to the Aus airport!!

{ L } said...

You are one LUCKY Girl!! I would SO love a vacation like this. WOW. I actually love the planning part of a trip...good luck and enjoy.

Marian said...

So I'm just catching up on blogs now and I saw this post!! You are most welcome lovely girl and I hope you have the most fabulous time over there. I'm super jealous...if only you could fit me in your luggage;)

Lisa E said...

Hi! I'm a fellow Seattle blogger that just found your great blog, and I couldn't resist commenting on this one. We went to Sydney for the first time last November, and I absolutely fell in love with it! My recs and itinerary are on my travel blog, if you're still looking for ideas. http://homesickwanderlust.blogspot.com/search/label/Australia I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

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