When we talk about nature, Australia has kind of a bad rep. In the Land Down Under, the deadliest and most venomous creatures skulk the land and stalk the sea, … Continue reading Why Australian Wildlife is NOT as Dangerous as You Think
Thanks to the popular Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo, clownfish are among the world’s most popular fish. Scuba divers hope to encounter them, and aquarists hope to own them. But what’s … Continue reading 8 Cool Clownfish Facts
In my travels, I’ve encountered many strange critters. But, in September 2013, about a month after my Mudskipper blog post (my last blog post for well over a year), I encountered a … Continue reading Walking with Dinosaurs: The Cassowaries of Etty Bay
my-top-20-wildlife-photos-so-far Here’s a list of my top 20 photos (so far). I have hundreds of high quality photos, but these are my best, which I have chosen based on uniqueness … Continue reading My Top 20 Wildlife Photos (So Far)
Looking more like stars of a 1980s punk band, cockatoos are loud, wacky parrots. If you don’t own one yourself, you’ve probably seen one in a pet store or dancing … Continue reading The Loud, Smart, and Beautiful Cockatoos of Australia
Have you ever watched fish swimming around in an aquarium and wondered if they needed sleep? Surely, they have to rest sometimes, right? Well, yes, they do, but it’s not … Continue reading Do Fish Sleep?
This is a mudskipper: Adorable little gremlin, isn’t it? These odd fish are members of the goby family, but they’re different from other gobies in a variety of ways. First, … Continue reading Mudskippers: Fish That Can Walk on Land
Well, I’ve officially been in Australia for two months. Since arriving here, time has traveled at a strange pace. Sometimes, days have passed like weeks, and other times, days have … Continue reading Two Months in Australia.
So you’re traveling overseas, wallowing in current experiences and future memories, when you open your wallet and discover your credit/debit card is gone!!! You only have about $40 in cash, … Continue reading “I’ve Lost My Bank Card Overseas!!! What Do I Do?!”
In my previous blog post, I mentioned that I had lost my debit card while on a 16 mile hike (well, actually, 15 miles), and I said I would describe … Continue reading Trekking Through Coloured Sands
First of all, I should warn all who read this that this blog post is unusually long, but that’s because I’ve done A LOT, since I arrived in Australia three … Continue reading Adventures in Oz
Tomorrow, I leave for Australia on a Work & Holiday visa, which allows Americans aged 18-30 to travel to Australia and legally work there for up to 12 months (provided … Continue reading To Australia I Go.