Running in Cooloola Recreation Area – Day 9

After spending the better part of yesterday on a 4×4 bus, I wanted to get in some bipedal exploration today.  Cooloola Recreation Area is enormous and a trail head into the vast jungle sits across the street from our hotel...

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Fraser Island (Day 8) – Part II

After the sand cliffs (also known as “The Pinnacles”) we stopped at the Maheno Wreck.  It’s the remains of a big old ship that washed ashore in 1935.  It’s rusty and falling apart, but amazing to see...

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Fraser Island (Day 8) – Part I

Today we explored Fraser Island on a 4×4 adventure tour bus that carried us and 10 other tourists, or “touros” as they call them here, through all sorts of terrain.  We loaded onto a barge and across a narrow...

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Noosa (Day 5)

Like most travelers, on our second day in Noosa I found myself running 19 miles through Noosa National Park with several-mile-long stretches along beaches.  The beaches in Queensland are perfect for running, flat with hard sand...

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Noosa (Day 4)

We rolled into Noosaville just as it was getting dark.  We didn’t have a reservation for the night, which wasn’t an ideal position to be in when tired and ravenous.  Luckily, our second attempt was fruitful and we...

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Mooloolaba (Day 3)

Saturday morning we flew from Sydney to Brisbane and began the 2 hour drive north to Noosa.  En route we stopped off in Mooloolaba to eat lunch and catch the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup, one of the most famous professional...

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Manly Beach (Day 2)

Waking up before dawn is not normally my thing, let alone on vacation, but today we were up at 5.  I was able to talk Jordan into waiting until it was at least almost light out to start our run.  We made a run for Bondi Beach...

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Sydney, Australia (Days 1, 2, + 14)

Rare it is when you step outside of an airport in a major city for the first time and are overwhelmed by how good it smells.  My first olfactory impression was one that lasted throughout our stay in Sydney and was only one...

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Astoria, NY

In March I flew to New York to visit friends and family and run in the NYC Half Marathon. To read about the race, click here.

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