House differences: USA + Australia

Moving from the US to Australia is not exactly moving to the moon. In fact, to use another figure of speech, comparing lifestyles in Australia vs. the USA is like comparing Granny Smiths to Red Delicious. There’s marked differences in appearance and taste, sure, but they’re essentially the same thing.  Continue reading »

Soho

Mini-megapolis tour: New York

I like visiting big cities when I go on vacation. I mean, out here I have the countryside at my fingertips, not the life and culture of a city with millions of people. I love walking around cities. And lucky me, we got to visit #1 and #2 in North America: New York and Mexico City.  Continue reading »

Arizona state border sign

Desert sightseeing: Arizona + New Mexico

Happy New Year, blog! How were your holidays? It’s been a little while between drinks, but I’m now back in Australia and it’s Summer, 2015. Far out. I really enjoyed our six weeks back in the US; from our base in Phoenix, we got to travel elsewhere around the country, too.  Continue reading »