We have arrived in Sydney! We just made plans to hit Melbourne. We’ll get there Wednesday and will stay a week and plan to partake in the Melbourne Cup festivities.

From there, we will head up to Cairns, so we can make it there before rainy/hot season gets too bad (or maybe it’s too late, but we will see). We’ll make our way down the Gold Coast from Cairns after that.

As always, we are looking for your recommendations. We’d love specific places to stay and eat, things to see and do (or avoid), etc. Keep in mind we’re on a budget!