Great Fares on Air New Zealand to Australia

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Tourism Australia’s slogan is There’s Nothing Like Australia and I couldn’t agree more. When people ask me where my favorite place in the world is, Australia is always on the list. It’s one of the most interesting and unique places I’ve been and I love going there. “But it’s so far!” That’s what I hear […]

39 Reasons to Stay at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia

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I got invited by Destination NSW (tourism marketing company for the state of New South Wales) to go to Sydney, Australia and witness the first two games (and Opening Day) of the 2014 Major League Baseball season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an historic occasion, as the first-ever MLB […]

9 Reasons to Stay at The Langham Sydney

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As soon as I heard that the Langham Hotels chain had entered the Sydney market, I immediately wanted to check out the new hotel. After all, Langham is a luxury hotel group that’s been around for a while (their first hotel opened in 1865). The Langham Sydney (rates start at $315 AUD or $292 US) opened in […]

13 Reasons to Stay at the QT Sydney

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Back in September 2012, a fun, hip, quirky and beautifully designed hotel opened in Sydney, Australia. I was fortunate enough to visit, and after spending four nights at the QT Sydney, it’s safe to say it’s unlike any hotel I’ve ever seen—and if the below tickles your fancy, one you don’t want to miss. Here […]

MLB Opening Day 2014: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia

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G’day! If you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter then you know I just returned from an amazing trip to Australia. The whole thing feels like a dream, but I took tons of photos (below)—so I know it’s not! Speaking of dreams…I was Down Under for the first two games (and Opening Day) of […]

Travel Video of the Week: Transforming Sydney Cricket Ground into a baseball field

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If you read my story this week from Sydney, Australia, you know that I was Down Under for Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season. The March 22nd game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks marked the first time ever that a regular season professional baseball game was hosted on the Australian continent—and […]

Major League Baseball in Sydney, Australia: An Unforgettable Experience

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On a beautiful, warm, early autumn night in Sydney, Australia, I watched the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Team Australia at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). It was an exhibition game before Saturday’s Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Opening Series where the Dodgers will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Team Australia took the lead early […]

5 Souvenirs the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks Should Bring Back from Australia

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G’day from Australia! I’m here for the first two games of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. That’s right, American baseball in Australia! It’s a historic event as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22nd and 23rd at the Sydney Cricket Ground. As one of the local newspapers wrote today, their hallowed ground has […]