As close to the opposite side of the world as I can get from Canada, I’ve always had a draw to this part of the world. Australia in particular with its unique and diverse wildlife. I’ve always looked in that direction after learning of the Great Barrier Reef and religiously watching Steve Irwin as a kid. This country sparked imagination and adventure for me. So far 1 of 2 complete diving the reef recently, hopefully I’ll fulfil that child’s dream I had of visiting The Australian Zoo as well. As my horizons broadened, the world grew bigger as I learned of trekking in New Zealand and the many outer lying islands such as Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu. The world got bigger, but smaller at the same time as I began jumping on planes, soon to discover what more this area has to offer.