Gold Coast, AustraliaJune 15th, 2012 0 Comments
You guys, we are soooooo close to reaching our UK goal! As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, we recently checked out airfare prices and we stumbled across some pretty great deals. We have never been to England and I am so excited to get to explore and spend some time with my mate Pippa.
In the meantime, we have been keeping pretty busy, hence my lack of blogs and tweets. Zee and I have both been trying to get as many extra hours at work as possible in hopes of putting more money in our vacation fund. But don’t worry, we have been having our fair share of fun, too!
As you know, Brisbane isn’t too terribly far from the Gold Coast. As always, a car rental in Australia comes in handy. Almost everything we need is right in Brisbane, so we save a lot by renting a car for our vacations, rather than making monthly payments. I know, being a mechanic, it’s a little ironic. But hey, I will get my dream car someday! But for now, this has been working out swell.
So, we hopped in our rental car and drove for a little over an hour until we arrived in Gold Coast. I was actually surprised by how many tourists were there this time of year. To save some money, we opted for a hostel over a hotel on this trip. We stayed at a newer place called the Arrival Accommodation Center. It was okay. I mean, the location was super convenient, and we didn’t spend a lot of time hanging out there anyway.
With the money we saved by booking a hostel, we were able to get our tourist-on. We did all of the cliché attractions. I am talking SeaWorld, Warner Bros, the Wildlife Park, and Wet’n’Wild Water World. The whole shebang. I have to say, it was really, really fun. If any of my readers are planning on traveling to Australia with their kids (or those who are young at heart), I highly recommend hitting Gold Coast.
Of course, we don’t travel anywhere without seeking some delicious vegan noms. Zee worked her google-fu and we found a couple of awesome eateries. We were there for two days and we ate out three times. My favorite place was called From Earth and Water. One word: AMAZING! Everything they prepare is organic and raw. They even have cheesecake! It is better than the real deal, I swear! One morning we stopped at a place called the Magic Apple for breakfast. We had tofu scramble and toast with freshly squeezed juice. The food was pretty good, but nothing compared to what we had at From Earth and Water. The last place we tried was the Cardamom Pod. This place was really cool. It was so pretty inside, and the staff was really nice. If you stop here, you have to sample the rhubarb tart!