I Love My Neighborhood: Sydney’s Northern Beaches

I Love My Neighborhood: Sydney's Northern Beaches

Welcome to another edition of “I Love My Neighborhood”, where I ask expats from across the globe to share the joys of local life they’ve found in their corner of the world. If you’re just joining in now, check out the other cities that have been covered so far here. Today’s guest post comes from Russell, [...]

Admiring nature’s beauty on the Bondi Coastal Walk

Photo Essay: Bondi Coastal Walk, Sydney

There’s another reason to visit Bondi besides its world-famous beach: the Coastal Walk, a six-kilometer trail that runs between Bondi and Coogee beaches, passing through Tamarama and Bronte beach along the way. For a sand-averse person like myself, it’s an ideal way to enjoy the wonders of this beautiful coastline and feel as relaxed as [...]

Instagrammed: Perth and Fremantle

Instagrammed Perth and Freo

A recap of the four weeks I spent in Western Australia, as told through Instagram.

Photo Essay: Newcastle from above


The landscapes of Newcastle, Australia, as seen from a private flight in a Cessna 152 II.

My story: How I’ve been traveling since graduation

Expat Edna 2010 graduation

Since it’s graduation season, I thought I’d share my story, along with some advice for anyone else who might want to travel and work abroad after graduation.

Rottnest Island: More than just beaches

Rottnest Island

The beauty of Rottnest Island includes more than just beaches. This is where nature and Australian history collide.

The 5 best things I ate in Australia

The 5 best things I ate in Australia

A new addition to my monthly food feature: the mid-month flashback. First up, the 5 best things I ate in Australia: including oysters, kangaroo, and bulgogi.

Encountering racism abroad — or why I sometimes wish I was white

Foreigners in Beijing

Dealing with racism abroad can be incredibly frustrating for the Asian-looking traveler.

6 beaches I loved in Australia

Sunset in Fremantle

A highlight of one of Australia’s best features — its beaches. From Perth to Sydney, here are six beaches I loved during my time Down Under.

A Perfect Night: New Year’s Eve in Sydney


Part 2 of New Year’s Eve in Sydney: Fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks.