Cairns to Cape Tribulation with Active Tropics Explorer

Rex Lookout

Rex Lookout

The locally owned and operated eco certified Active Tropics Explorer took me on a breathtaking day trip to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and beyond. The fully loaded North East tour departed Cairns and traveled through stunning Port Douglas, historic Cook Town, and all the way to World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and the oldest living World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. Active Tropics Explorer showed me the best of what North Eastern Queensland has to offer. As we traveled further North in Eastern Australia, we left the stop lights and civilization behind us to embrace the calm and tranquility of marrdja (rainforest or jungle) and jindalba (foot of the mountain). Continue reading

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

On the Boat

There is nothing more freeing than swimming under the sea. I’ve only been scuba diving three times in my entire life (twice in the Caribbean), but my most recent dive on the Great Barrier Reef reminded me of how much I love it. Now that I’ve had a taste of scuba diving again I want to get PADI certified so that I can do it in every turquoise destination that I visit. As you know, there is something I love about the sea. For some reason I’ve been blessed with a connection with the ocean. I love everything about it: the way it smells, the feeling of the sand between my toes, the cool water against my skin, the marine life, and swimming in it. There is no place I’d rather be. To me it’s home.

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