This lady is going back to Australia!

Yep, it’s happening… and it’s official! It’s been almost three years since I was last down under and if you ask me, that’s far too long (considering I refer to Australia as a second home of mine). Now that my international flights have been booked and I bonded with the Qantas customer service girl while secretly fangirling over her accent and the reality of what was happening, you might be wondering what I’ll be doing. I’ve got two big trips booked (Cairns & the Outback), plans to see Lauren in Gold Coast, plans to see Sophie and crew in Melbourne, and plans to see Blake in Sydney. Plus some assorted adventures like bridge climbing, a tattoo, a soccer game, and re-visiting old favorite places (maybe even finding new ones).

In a nutshell: four weeks, six cities, lots of friends, even more memories, and at least twice as many photos as my summer abroad.

I’ll be writing a post about the specifics of my trip as my departure date gets closer. Time to cross a lot of things off my “23” bucket list! In the mean time, here are a few of my favorite moments from my trip in 2011:

Now Playing: January 2014 Edition

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Who doesn’t love a good monthly playlist? I put together everything I’ve been listening to for the past month. I’ve covered just about everything: pop, folk, indie, alternative, reggae, singer-songwriter, and country.

Explosions – Ellie Goulding
Rhinestone – The Strumbellas
Oblivion – Bastille
Come With Me Now – KONGOS
Gold – Sir Sly
House Of Gold – Twenty One Pilots
Btsk – MS MR
Thunder Clatter – Wild Cub
All I Want – Kodaline
Drop the Game – Flume & Chet Faker
Rude – Magic!
Riptide – Vance Joy
Undressed – Kim Cesarion
Of the Night – Bastille
Beloved – Say Lou Lou
19 You + Me – Dan + Shay
The Wire – HAIM
Hell And Back – The Airborne Toxic Event
The Walker – Fitz & The Tantrums
Waiting Game – Banks
Fresh Start Fever – You Me At Six