Melbourne is full of hidden treasures and Montsalvat is one of them.

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The Straight Problem

Gay marriage cookies

Like the U.S., Australia has no state religion and its constitution prohibits the Commonwealth government from establishing  a church or interfering with freedom of religion. In everyday political discourse, religious voices aren’t heard as strongly as they are in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean they’re not there or that they’re less influential.

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One More First

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Couples share so many special moments together. A first date. A first kiss. The first night spent together. The first vacation together. The first car accident together.

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Sunday Gratitudes on Monday


A few things that are making me happy this week and that I’m grateful for:

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13 Things You Must Write In Your Travel Notebook Before Leaving

Yes to Travel

Here’s a great travel entry on the information you should carry with you in your travel notebook. What’s that? You don’t have a travel notebook? Well, you should!

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Keeping Up with the Americans


One of the special challenges of being newly transplanted from the U.S. to Australia is keeping up with what’s happening in both countries. 

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Up & Down Under


I’m back in Australia!

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