Take Me Back to Sydney

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Seriously take me back to Sydney! Which is a city in New South Wales, Australia. Sunny skies and great views, who would not want to visit?  There are many attractions and picturesque scenery to keep you busy while you are there. Definite must: The Sydney Harbour Bridge, if you are adventurous you can climb the bridge or if you like to keep your feet planted on the ground you can walk, cycle or drive over it. Another must is Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House. Located close to the harbour of Circular Quay. You need to see this majestic site for yourself. While you are there have a cocktail at the Opera Bar . If shopping is your thing take a stroll thru The Rocks, an urban distinct that is full of artist, shops, and restaurants; where you will find anything for aboriginal art, to homemade soaps, paintings, and t-shirts.
One thing I love about Sydney is that they use their waterways to their fullest ability, whether it’s to sail, taking the ferry to work or home, or to dock a huge cruise ship. There are always boats in the water. While you are there make sure to visit Darling Harbour, Sydney’s largest recreational and pedestrian precinct, the Royal Botanic Garden, and Bondi Beach if surfing is your thing. There are many amazing places to visit in Sydney so if you ever get the opportunity take it. 
Where is your next adventure? Stay tuned for mine!    
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        Alli 
                                 
                                    View from the Intercontinental Hotel Sydney Club Lounge 

One of the many cruise ships that dock here.
                                                                              Opera Bar
                                         Take the ferry from Circular to Manly and visit 4 Pines (Sydney Cove)

                                          

                                                   Get a flight of beer at 4 Pines

                                   
                                                                         Dawes Point 

                                                    Put your feet in the sand at Bondi Beach      
                                    

Alli Travels: Canberra Australia


We all know that I love to travel! So I definitely take advantage of seeing the world when I can. As you know last month I had the opportunity to explore many parts of Australia. While exploring this beautiful county I was able to visit Canberra, which is the national capital. The name Canberra means “Meeting Place” in the Aboriginal language. The territory of Canberra is very gubernatorial, modeled after Washing DC, having the Federal Parliament located in the city’s center, it was selected as the capital in 1908 as a compromise between the rivals Sydney and Melbourne, which are Australia’s two largest cities.

Canberra is home to many amazing sites such as Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery, the National Museum, an amazing view from the Black Mountains, and the native Kangaroos. So there is a lot of history and a lot to see in this town. Make sure you set aside at least 2-3 days to view it all and take it all in. Find out all you need to know to plan your trip to Canberra here.

If you are planning to explore Canberra I suggest wearing something comfortable because there can be a lot of walking depending on the activities you do though out the day. I planned my outfit around visiting museums, so I wore comfy jeans and shoes. See all the great pictures of my experience in Canberra below and also shop the look.

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Alli

Alli Travels: Sorrento Australia

The whole continent of Australia is beautiful. I spent my time there in the states of Victoria and New South Wales. Sorrento is a townships in Victoria that I had the opportunity to visit. Located off the shores of Port Phillip Bay in the Mornington Peninsula and about an hour and a half from the city of Melbourne, Sorrento is a great getaway.

This quaint village is sprawling with amazing views, boutiques, and eateries. If being on the water is your thing take a full day Kayaking Tour (details here), or capture the scenic views on the Sorrento-Portsea Artists Trail. If you are a foodie Sorrento is known for its vanilla slice, Just Fine Food is known to have a tasty one and if you are staying a little longer Stringer Store is the go-to grocery for visitors and locals. Sorrento also has great shopping. A couple of my favorite stops were Country Road, Witchery, and Emia. Although I was only there for a day trip, I also know that Sorrento has some prime real estate and some great places to stay for a weekend holiday. Check out the Sorrento Beach House or the Buoys on Queens.

When we finished our day walking around the local strip we took the Seared Ferries, a 40 minute boat ride, from Sorrento to Queenscliff, which is the gateway to Great Ocean Road (a must see) for our next adventure. Check out the video below where you might see some dolphins.

Planning your trip to Sorrento? Websites to check out are visitvictoria.com and sorrento.org.au

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Alli

Sowing some of the indigenous animals of Australia 

Many great boutiques 

                                   
                                                                       Mornington Lager 

                                        

Geometrics and Graffiti in Melbourne

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Graffiti….one of the best back drops for a photo, especially for a blogger. These works of art are all over the lane ways in Melbourne, Australia. You can find this one outside of Spice Market, a great place to grab a drink if you are in town. The decor is enough to make you want to stop in.

The graffiti goes great with a this geometric print dress (similar here), that I paired with black flats and a oversized tote, which is idea for travel. As you will see me toting it all around Australia in my next couple post. So stay tuned, many Australia travel post to come!
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Alli