Category Archives Australia

Surfing in Costa Rica

Remember The Endless Summer, the film that first introduced us to the excitement of the “surf-and-travel” culture? Bruce Brown’s 1966 classic followed two surfers on their worldwide quest to find the best surf spots. For many surfers, recreating a modern day Endless Summer would be the ultimate vacation. But before you grab your GoPro and book a plane ticket, make…

EPS_Australian Sunshine Salad

This salad looks, and tastes like pure sunshine- no surprise from a country bathed in sunshine much of the year! Australian cuisine celebrates seasonal, fresh, local produce, and this salad is a perfect expression of that mentality. Feel free to adapt the components accordingly based on what’s seasonal and local for you. Be sure to hit up your local farmer’s…

The world is filled with spectacular sights just waiting for you to discover them. But don’t delay too long before taking that trip, since some of the most impressive natural wonders are in danger of disappearing forever. Global warming, deforestation and the ever-expanding human population are changing the face of the earth. Coastlines are slowly eroding, rainforests are shrinking, and…

Rack of Lamb

Lamb is a classic Australian ingredient used frequently in its cuisine. Usually pasture raised and grass-fed. Australian lamb offers more health benefits than most other varieties. Packed with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and lower in unhealthy saturated fats that other red meats, lamb is an ideal choice for a healthy protein. Celeriac root offers a lighter alternative to starchy…

Top surfing destinations

Some vacationers like to sit under a palapa gazing at a beautiful beach, while others prefer to step off the dry sand and shred some gnarly waves. If you fit into the second group, these surfing destinations will get your heart pumping while still giving you the opportunity to take in natural beauty. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Jeffreys Bay’s slogan…

Runner Destintions

  The bland (or mirrored) interior walls of your local gym are far from the idyllic environment most runners desire. If fresh air, beautiful scenery, and new cultures are more your style, then you’re definitely going to want to bring your running shoes along with you when visiting these incredible places:     Sintra, Portugal A UNESCO World Heritage city,…

Australian Fish and Chips

If you’re dining out in Australia, chances are you won’t have to look very hard to find a freshly fried platter of fish and chips. Given that Australia boasts over 11 million square kilometers of clean, clear fishing waters, it comes as no surprise that fish features prominently in its national cuisine. Deep-fried white fish, battered and served with deep-fried…

Ocean swimming pool at Bondi Beach, Sydney

Aside from kangaroos, koalas, and some gnarly surfing, there are lots of great places to see and cuisine to enjoy in vibrant, bustling Sydney, Australia. And the reason we’re here is to lay out your itinerary for a healthy five day visit. For a country surrounded by water, Sydney is a surprisingly diverse area, which is evident in their art,…

Scuba Diving

Sure, you can easily get a 360-degree view of the depths of the ocean on Google’s Street View these days. But how much cooler would it be to view it all firsthand? From shipwrecks and caves to coral and fish of all colors and sizes, the underwater adventures you can experience during a scuba dive are endless; no avid traveler…

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