What to do in Moody Melbourne…

I’m back after a bit of a hiatus from this whole travel blog thing. Sometimes when you are packing in a lot of places and experiences to a very little amount of time, you would rather soak up every moment living those experiences rather than processing and filtering it for others. I finished up my …

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Doing Sydney in Style

Sydney spoiled us. From the moment we saw it from the sky, to the day we left, it was nothing but sunshine. And when Sydney gives you over 48 hours of great weather in winter, you take advantage of it. We arrived to our hostel, Big Hostel, in Surrey Hill a little after dark. The …

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Townsville, Australia is a Gem

I know when you think of Australia, you think of its beaches, unique wildlife, and a couple iconic cities. And to be honest, our only motive for visiting Townsville was an animal sanctuary. But going to a place with no expectations (except for cuddling koalas) and no knowledge of it in general allows you to …

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The Great Barrier Reef

After our long and stressful journey to Australia, Cairns was a nice welcome. The weather was a great bridge from Thailand to Australia. Warm, but not sticky hot. Considering it was their winter, the temperature was similar to a milder summer day in Portland. We spent the first jet-lagged day wandering around the little city. …

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Australia or Bust

PSA: You need a visa to go to Australia! This is a very important announcement for anyone reading and thinking of ever going. This minor detail will also come into play later in this story of our 24-hour journey from the Thai Islands to Northern Australia. Our journey begins at 8:30am on June 26th as …

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The Time I Almost Got SCUBA Certified

The main purpose of this blog is to share my travels with my family and friends back home. The adventures I have, the people I meet, and the obstacles I have to overcome along the way. So I want to start off on an honest note. Because despite our best efforts and intentions, traveling (and …

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Welcome to Along The Way!

This is the first official blog post for Along The Way! The story behind this blog is simple – a love for travel. Carly and I both love to travel, and do so as often as we can. It was this commonality that resulted in us becoming close friends our freshman year at Gonzaga University …

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