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Taking a Jelly Fish To The Face

As your read yesterday, Dom and I pretended we were young and wild and free on Spring Break last weekend.
That got me thinking about my favorite Spring Break of all time, and how much I wish I could do it again!
I also really really want to participate in Helene's Travel Tuesdays link-up, so I figured it was the perfect time. :)

My all time favorite Spring Break was when I was studying abroad in Australia, and we went to Cairns, Queensland to spend the week on a boat out on the Great Barrier Reef!

 We lived, tanned, relaxed and snorkeled off the boat, and besides a minor bout of sea sickness on the way out there, the week was perfect!

There was a big group of us from my abroad program, but there were also other people on the boat from different schools in the US, and other countries.  Every day we went out on the deck and met new people and heard awesome stories.  My favorite part of exploring a new place is all the interesting people you meet!

As much as I want that tan back, the sexiest thing I had was the awesome wet suit tan.  There's nothing like having tan feet, ankles, hands and wrists and the rest of you be a significantly lighter shade!  We had to wear the wet suits out snorkeling because of all the jelly fish. Don't worry, I still managed to swim directly into one and take it straight to the face.

And no, I did not let anyone pee on it.  I did, however, get sprayed with vinegar, and I could not stop smelling it for days! Super sexy.


After we got off the boat we spent the weekend at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel and Resort, which is just a very fancy way of saying crazy party hostel.  I know The Flying Pig is supposed to be the number 1 party hostel in the world, but I've got to say. Gilligan's was way crazier.  Probably because it was Spring Break.  And our friend's 21st!

I know my entire semester abroad seemed like one constant Spring Break, but this week was extra special!

Anyone else wishing they were somewhere tropical laying out instead of going to work this week?

Helene in Between



  1. This looks like it was fun!

  2. What a great trip! I'm a magnet for jellyfish so I feel your pain!

  3. I am so jealous! My college spring breaks were usually in PCB haha

  4. oh this is gorgeous!!!! please take me there! i am jealous, wet suit tan or not!! and thanks for linking up!! Don't forget to add your link on my blog!

  5. Ugh, take me with you!! :) You have done so much cool stuff in your lifetime already-- you should know that I am constantly jealous of that!!! ;)

  6. Dang girl! You were definitely so tan then! Jealous of that. But it looks like you had a great spring break, during your already-kinda-vacation that semester! Looks so awesome. Why is your life so fabulous?!

  7. OMG I am terrified of jellyfish! So cool you got to study abroad there! Thanks ofr linking up!!

  8. I feel like that almost every week of work.

    I want to go there!

  9. That's so amazing! I can`t believe a jellyfish came after you even though you were wearing a wet suit! That's just not cool, jellyfish!

    My travel tuesday post: Some Snapshots Blog

  10. That would be so fun! If a jellyfish ever came anywhere near my face, I think I would be scarred for life!

    XO, Kelsey

  11. 1. Jealous
    2. Did your face hurt when you swam into a jelly!?
    3. I would trade my big toes to be in a tropical habitat right now

  12. This sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous! :)

  13. Robin, as much as it pains me to tell you this, but you still are young, wild, and free...from my vantage point anyway.

  14. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Australia, despite those pesky jelly fish! Just stumbled across your blog and off to have a better look around! :)

  15. When I was in Australia, about a million years ago, I puked on the boat ride out to Great Barrier Reef. It's not one of my finest moments.

  16. wow sounds like a truly perfect Spring Break...definitely beats my Mexico week getaways with the greek system!!


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