5. Sydney, Australia

November 22, 2015

Reasons to Visit:

The history of Australia is as diverse as the people who live there. From the former penal colony of the British Empire, to its natural beauty and unique ecosystems, the country offers plenty to do, but it’s the city of Sydney that has captured my interest. Perhaps it’s the distance from where I grew up, or the similarities to the coast and beaches, to the arts and culture. All I’ve known is, Sydney is in my top five destinations.

Must See:

  • Dominating the city landscape on the coast, the Sydney Opera House was not just a unique architectural building, but set the literal stage for one of the best performance venues in the world.
  • Located on the coast, Sydney is within minutes of beautiful beaches showcasing the sand and surf that captivates the world.
  • Boating is almost synonymous with the city of Sydney. Taking in a leisurely boat ride on the water on a sunny day is a requirement.
  • With similarities to the Native Americans of North America, the Aboriginal culture of Australia may be even more diverse in history, culture and customs. An immersion tour of this fascinating culture and how it’s continued to define Australia is a must.
  • Breaking out more than 20 years ago, the viticulture of Australia has continued to provide world-class wines for the rest of the world, and Sydney as the capital of New South Wales has several vineyards up for a visit.
  • Renting a car and venturing out of the city is also an option, with an alternate Pacific Coast highway tour and other day road trips to explore the amazing country.

A growing sport in the US, but dominant in Australia is Rugby (Aussie rules, of course) and catching a game while visiting is a must for any sports fan.

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