Josh and Ross
We figured our honeymoon is the one time in our lives we can justify taking a couple of weeks off to check out the land down under, so we'll be headed to Australia at the end of December.Australia Surry Hills, Australia Darlinghurst, Australia Melbourne, Australia Sydney, Australia
It's a long, and pricey, flight to the other hemisphere. We are grateful for any amount contributed toward getting us there! Note that this option allows you to enter any amount as a gift.
The Great Ocean Walk - Three Days of Maps, Lodging, Dinners, Other Essentials so that we Don't Perish in the Australian Wilderness
Located on the south coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Walk stretches over 100km through varied terrain including beaches, foothills, farmland, and gorges. We'll be hiking on our own each day, b...
We'll be making our home base in Melbourne at the Cullen Hotel -- an architecturally exciting boutique hotel in Melbourne's artsy Central Business District.
Phillip Island, just outside Melbourne, is home to large colonies of penguins, fur seals, and koalas. Each night at sunset, visitors can gather to watch the penguins waddle from the ocean up to th...
We are suckers for hipster coffee shops. It's how we start most mornings in DC. Tattooed baristas? Of course. Pour-over coffee that takes 12 minutes per cup? Yes, please. Artisinal scones? O...
After a week in Melbourne, we'll head up to check out Sydney and spend New Year's on the beach.
We're excited to stay at a pretty awesome looking hotel called Establishment while we're in Sydney. It looks way too cool for us, but there's something called the Gin Garden, so we should be fine.
You can take the boys out of America...but we're still going to find American beers and Bourbons. Hat tip to our taste-maker friend Mikey G for pointing us to two of his favorite spots in Sydney. ...
At Sydney's famous Chinese eatery Billy Kwong, the chef is named Kylie and she likes to cook with insects. About her "banquet" experience ($95 per person), she says: "In the kitchen, the Chinese ...
Josh's happy place is laying by a pool, not swimming laps. Ross's happy place involves french fries. Bondi Icebergs Pool fulfills both of these, and has been a landmark in Bondi Beach for over 10...
The Blue Mountains National Park is not far outside Sydney, but will provide us with a nature-filled getaway from the city for a couple of days. Once we are there, we'll really only need hiking bo...
We'll be staying in the rustic Jemby Rinjah Eco Lodge in the Blue Mountains. We're excited to get back to nature after a few days of city life in Melbourne and Sydney, and waking up surrounded by ...
Rockpool is an iconic Sydney restaurant that sets the standard for modern Australian cuisine. We plan to go here for our "fancy" dinner night out in Sydney and try their famous eight-course dinner.
Aussies know how to throw a party -- New Year's Eve in Sydney draws more than 1.5M people to the harbour -- more than New York! We'll need tickets to find the best vantage point for fireworks.
We'll be toasting our first New Year's Eve as a married couple -- this gift will ensure our bottle of Champagne is something better than Andre.
"Chinese characters scrawled across raw brick walls, hanging copper lights loom over the dimly lit bar with mint green stools on cobblestone floors. Lotus is where handmade dumplings and the moder...
Before and after the longest flight of our lives, nothing will feel better than a black car taking us to a comfortable bed.
The one fault with Australia is that it's just too far to bring our favorite family member...so he'll need some TLC while we're away. Help Charlie maintain the lifestyle to which he's become accus...