"You Make Getting to Australia Seem So Easy!"

Having my smartphone in my hand when I travel allows you to experience the world with me. It captures extraordinary moments and let's me show that world to you. 

 Kisses from Harvey the Koala at   Ballarat Wildlife Park

Kisses from Harvey the Koala at Ballarat Wildlife Park

One of my lovely clients wrote, "You make getting to Australia seem so easy!" 

Here are my Top Five reasons it doesn't just look easy: it is easy. Plus some eye candy for you to see more of what makes Australia so special. 

   Jackalope : The Mornington Peninsula 's new boutique luxury art hotel. A destination showcase, with serious design cred, in Victoria's coastal wine region.

Jackalope: The Mornington Peninsula's new boutique luxury art hotel. A destination showcase, with serious design cred, in Victoria's coastal wine region.

1.  The international dateline makes it seem like a big deal. But it's not. It's 12 hours from LA to Italy. It's 14 hours from LA to Australia. One of the ad campaigns said something along the lines of "two movies, two meals and a nap." Time off is a good thing. How often can you watch two movies guilt-free? Enjoy the moment. 

 "I wanna hold your ha-aa-aand. I wanna hold your hand." photo by Olya Kiriukhina at   Ballarat Wildlife Park

"I wanna hold your ha-aa-aand. I wanna hold your hand." photo by Olya Kiriukhina at Ballarat Wildlife Park

2. The exchange rate. One US dollar buys about Australian 1.30. Your dollar goes far. 

 The Great Ocean Road by  helicopter.  

The Great Ocean Road by helicopter. 

3. If you were to place a map of Australia on top of a map of the United States, you would see they are about the same size. Would you go see all of the US in one trip? You don't need to pressure yourself to make Australia a one-time destination. You're not trying to do everything at once. It doesn't have to be a trip of a lifetime. You will go back. Forty-two percent of visitors who see Australia go back in five years. 

 Patrick the Wombat. You can be one of his 55,364 followers on Facebook   here.

Patrick the Wombat. You can be one of his 55,364 followers on Facebook here.

 London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road. 

London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road. 

4. The value of a connected travel advisor. When you and I talk, I will learn the vision of your trip. You don't need to feel overwhelmed. That is why you have me. Then I will book your trip with your combination of the outback, food & wine, Great Barrier Reef, wildlife, & islands.

  • My colleagues are global Australian ambassadors. 
  • My suppliers are award-winning destination experts. 
  • I am a certified Australia Specialist. 

That means you will be in wonderful, caring hands from start to finish, and you will be VIP'd every step of the way. 

 The spectacular 40-minute   ferry trip   between Sorrento and Queenscliff links Victoria’s most magnificent coastal regions together.

The spectacular 40-minute ferry trip between Sorrento and Queenscliff links Victoria’s most magnificent coastal regions together.

 By   helicopter   is a fabulous way to see the Great Ocean Road. This darling person next to me is the Marketing Manager of Visit Victoria. Working closely with Carolyn helps me to give you an enhanced experience. 

By helicopter is a fabulous way to see the Great Ocean Road. This darling person next to me is the Marketing Manager of Visit Victoria. Working closely with Carolyn helps me to give you an enhanced experience. 

5. It's not necessarily a dream destination. It's an accessible destination. It's a tangible experience. It doesn't have to be on a pedestal. Just go. 

 Gorgeous Great Ocean Road

Gorgeous Great Ocean Road

 A friendly kookaburra at the   Lake House   in Daylesford

A friendly kookaburra at the Lake House in Daylesford

Let's get you over to Australia, Mate. Time to slip some prawn on the barbie, and collect some memories. You can reach me here.