The Traveling Steve's

Australia

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!
Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

After traveling around Australia for the last 3 weeks, it was time to say goodbye to Sydney and board the Majestic Princess for a 9 night repositioning cruise to Auckland, with several stops in New Zealand along the way. We…

Day Trip to Manly Beach!
Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Steve (DOS) and I took a day trip to Manly Beach on a Monday morning during our stay in Sydney. We honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I figured most people were just heading to the beach! Wow, was…

Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth
Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth

Koala Bears, Kangaroos, Beaches and Kings Park around Perth

We had yet another fun-filled and busy day on our last day in Perth, once again touring around with our Perth friends Michael and Tracey, and our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny. After having breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Perth…

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!
Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

After spending three days in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I headed to the port of Adelaide for our five night repositioning cruise to Perth, Western Australia. Our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny were traveling with us on the cruise, and…

Touring the Barossa Valley!
Touring the Barossa Valley!

Touring the Barossa Valley!

On our first full day in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I took a full day wine tour thru the beautiful Barossa Valley, only an hour’s drive north of the city. We used CP Tours and Charters for our wine tasting…

Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!
Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!

Goodbye Melbourne: Onward to Adelaide!

After staying a week in Melbourne, Steve (DOS) and I took a 3pm flight from Melbourne to Adelaide, Australia.  We had a driver schedule to pick us up at 12 noon, and even with the driver running some 15 minutes…

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!
Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting in the Yarra Valley with a German Dinner!

Yarra Valley Chocolateria: The next day (Saturday) our friend Ian drove us around in his large SUV vehicle to several places outside of Melbourne for a multi-hop around the Yarra Valley. We first went to a huge chocolate factory, which…

Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!
Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!

Spa Day and Dinner at Peninsula Hot Springs!

After a free day on our own in Melbourne, we met our good friends Ian and Rosemary at the Grand Hyatt here in Melbourne on Thursday. I first met Ian and Rosemary way back on my first trip to Australia…