This summer, for some hard-core family time we planned a three-week trip to
We took a plane from our home
Our trip was late July,
Our pen pal family, the Bedfords, guided us through the
We flew to the Red Centre where we hiked around Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock. We woke early to watch the sunrise. It was striking: the rich red of the earth and the colors it evolved into as the sun came up and went down. I wasn’t thrilled by the big spiders and snakes, though! One night my mom and I walked went to do laundry. On our way back we saw a black lump in the middle of the path. My mom was convinced it was a snake and we agreed to take a longer route around it. Back in our apartment we told my dad about the “snake” and he trotted off with my mom to find it. They came back with my mom’s Smartwool sock in hand and from that moment we referred to it as the “Smartwool snake” teasing my mom constantly!
We flew to Caines where we discovered the beautiful and homey town called Port Douglas – our favorite part of the whole trip! We went snorkeling with Poseidon Adventures and my eyes were opened to the amazing underwater world of the
Our last leg of the trip was the
It was a trip of a lifetime: we did and saw things I will never forget! My family had so much fun together, singing songs and playing games. Discovering side roads, finding different hotels every night and eating Australian’s greatest chocolaty invention, Tim Tams, 24/7 of course! But we saw less than a quarter of what
Dear Reader: This page may contain affiliate links which may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Our independent journalism is not influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative unless it is clearly marked as sponsored content. As travel products change, please be sure to reconfirm all details and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.