Here’s to summer!

Today is the last day of school for my kids. And you know what that means? No more making lunches or getting up early for two months and that has me excited. Can you relate?

Alright, while I am excited about no more packing lunches I realize there are other things to worry about now that the kids are home for the next two months. What the heck are we going to do with all that free time?

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So, here is the thing. My family and I have known about this awesome beach for more than a decade. Siesta Beach.

Siesta Beach.

Every year around Christmas and March break my family visits our family condo in Siesta Key. The beach there is a real beauty. White sand. Gulf of Mexico. Sun, sand, and surf! And now the secret is out!!! Siesta Beach has been named the number one beach in America!

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There is so much to do and see in Sydney, Australia. Did we get to do it all or even all that we wanted to do? Nope, not even close. We did get to see some great stuff, including a great boat tour of Sydney Harbour.

Since we stayed very close to the Sydney Harbour we did get a chance to spend a bit of time near the water and sight see in Darling Harbour.

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Sydney, Australia

Australia. It is a trip of a lifetime. We had an amazing opportunity to travel with my husband to Australia. It was a two-week trip. The first week was spent in Sydney and the second week in Brisbane.  I am going to split the trip up into several parts. This first part is going to be an overview of our first few days in Syndey.

We are very lucky because we get to travel to some fantastic places around the world.

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I just love, love, love this.

I am grateful for great local businesses… especially ones that serve up a great cup of coffee!

The talented owner and barista Jimmy Zereneh crafted this delish cup of coffee. A cappuccino to be exact. Jimmy owns and operates TAMP Coffee. It is a gem.

The first location is almost a hidden gem. It is a little coffee shop in a little out of the way location in downtown Burlington.

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