Open House Hobart 2016 | Saltbush Avenue

Open House Hobart, 2016

Hobart, Australia: I still live here. This small city at the ends of the earth has been my home for five years now, and I feel a deeper connection to it every year. Stronger relationships, deeper knowledge of the town and its history… I’m invested, damn it, and I love getting to stickybeak at unexpected corners during Open House Hobart.  Continue reading »

Let’s Talk: Photography + Social Media

This summer, I took a course called Photography & Social Media offered by the University of Tasmania. It was online (excellent) and free (what? yes!) so there was no reason not to take it. Having that external pressure of class deadlines made me concentrate on my photography, particularly for sharing on social media, and I learned a few solid lessons from it.  Continue reading »

A tour of Bruny Island | Saltbush Avenue

A tour of Bruny Island

I’ve been in Tasmania for five years and this was my first trip to Bruny Island. Worth it. Think sandy beaches, rugged coasts, dolphins and seals! It was heaps of fun to meet other instagrammers and feel like a tourist in my own town.  Continue reading »

Phoenix, Christmas, Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, Christmas, Desert Botanical Garden

This time last year, we were visiting my family back in Arizona. Christmas tamales are obviously the very best thing about December in Phoenix, but a solid runner-up is the Desert Botanical Garden and its seasonal luminarias. The cacti and pretty lights make for a uniquely Southwestern holiday experience, one that I didn’t fully appreciate until being away.  Continue reading »