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I love travelling! I love experiencing new food and cultures, meeting new people, and seeing what the world has to offer. Check out some of my travels here…

12 Apostles

Last year we had the very rare opportunity to attend the wedding of my wonderful friend Sarah as guests! It was down in Geelong, so we took the opportunity to fly down the day before and got for a long drive on the Great Ocean Road all the way to the 12 Apostles.

Surprisingly, a fair stretch of the road is actually through the bush, but I was pretty excited to notice a koala up in the trees. Of course, I’ve seen plenty of koalas in my time at various zoos, but it was actually the first time I managed to see one in the wild…just a shame I didn’t take my full camera kit with me, a zoom lens would have been pretty handy.

Koala

I really want to go back again one day for sunrise or sunset (or maybe eve both!), but it’s still a pretty incredible view in the middle of the day.

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Our Fiji

Have you ever found a place somewhere in another country and felt like they built it just for you.

For us, that place is Maui Palms on Fiji’s Coral Coast.

Here’s the story of our third visit to our special place. Our Fiji.

We walked through the front door and the atmosphere was electric. Not only were we over the moon excited to be back, but everyone at Maui Palms was excited to have us back. Everyone had heard about the “Re-returners”. The first couple to visit for a second time. The only couple to visit for the third time.

We spent 5 minutes catching up with Christine before heading into our villa.

Fiji Travel Photography: Maui Palms Private Villas

The message on the bed almost made me cry.

Fiji Travel Photography: Welcome Home

I sat on the edge of the bed, looking around the room, drinking from a fresh coconut, when I said “It really does feel like coming home doesn’t it?”

He smiled, closed his eyes for a moment and breathed. “I’ve been waiting to come back here, so I could ask you to marry me”

My eyes flooded with tears in an instant and I managed to choke out a Yes.

I wanted to leap forward and throw my arms around him, but I was holding a half full coconut. I became surprisingly fixated on the fact you just can’t put a coconut down without spilling it everywhere.

After soaking it all in for a few minutes and some text messages to our parents and siblings we walked out to tell everyone the exciting news.

Fiji Travel Photography: Engagement Cocktails

We spent the next 2 days lazily walking up and down the beach, kayaking at sunset and snorkeling the reef at the doorstep.

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After Deanna & Matthew’s wedding, we returned to Maui Palms for another 3 nights.

Fiji Travel Photography: Maui Bay

The Boy went spearfishing just after dark with Sam & Tay and on our last night, the boys showed us around the nearby village, and cooked up the catch in a coconut shell bonfire in the traditional Fijian way.

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So that’s Our Fiji. My words don’t do it justice at all, but I can only hope that someone reading this decides they want to visit Maui Palms too one day.

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Adelaide

A few weeks ago the Kings & I headed to Adelaide for the weekend for an Ice Hockey tournament. When I wasn’t shooting games, I did a little wandering around town, and once all of the hockey was wrapped up, we headed bush for lunch and to do a bit of exploring.

Here’s what I found…

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