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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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AUSTRALIA, Melbourne

December 20-24th, 2007

I decided to go to Melbourne for the last few days of my trip. Melbourne was a beautiful city but I did not find the sights to be overly exciting. I went to Federation Square, walked the Promenade along the river, walked through the beautiful city parks and went to St. Kilda Beach.


12/17/07 thru 12/20/07

I checked into the YHA Central Hostel which is without a question the nicest hostel that I have ever stayed in. While in Sydney I visited the famous Bondi Beach, the more beautiful Manly Beach, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, took a ferry from Sydney Harbour to Manly and also visited the Blue Mountains which are home to the "Three Sisters" . I also visited a wildlife park, aquarium, and watched a boomerang throwing demonstration.

AUSTRALIA, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving


I caught a flight to Cairns {pronounced cans} as soon as I arrived at the Sydney airport from Auckland. Cairns is a great town on the coast that has approx. 180,000 people but has over 3 million tourists each year. My purpose for coming here was to learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef but also hade a chance to visit the Tablelands which is also a World Heritage Site. We swam at the different waterfalls but the water was freezing