Track Tour of the Daytona International Speedway

Last weekend I attended the 56th NASCAR Daytona 500, my first ever NASCAR race. This weekend I decided to return to the track and do a tour of the Daytona International Speedway and get a view from the other side of the race. First off you head out on a tram and go around the outside of…

2014 NASCAR Daytona 500

I attended my first ever NASCAR race over the weekend. I picked a big one too. “America’s race” the 2014 Daytona 500 (the 56th year of the race) at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.“ – Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936 The completely made up opening text to the…

Louisville, Kentucky (2011)

Hard to believe it was nearly a year ago that I was in Louisville, Kentucky! A small city with lots of impressive old buildings and museums, plus great food and entertainment. Most of the time I was there the weather was great except for one freezing cold, very wet day that unfortunately coincided with the…

Return of the Jackson

August 25th, 2011 Seattle Storm vs Tulsa Shock I finally got to see Aussie Lauren Jackson (or LJ as she is known here – 6’6″ tall) play basketball for the first time live (by this game she was 2 games in from a long-term injury which saw her sit out 20 games for the season)….

Dave’s Not Here

July 9th, 2011 Dave Foley Reading through the latest free street press I noticed an ad for a comedy show I could not miss…the legendary Canadian comedian and actor Dave Foley. He was in the cult Canadian TV comedy “Kids In The Hall” (1989 – 1994) and one of my all time favourite shows “News…

Seattle, Washington….my new home

Epic Journey When I left Orlando, Florida on May 11th, 2011 the flight with transfers was meant to take about 8 hours to cross the country and arrive in Seattle, Washington…..mother nature had other ideas! The United States has been hit by crazy weather this year – never ending snowstorms in some parts, fires and flooding…

Recap of my travels in the past year (2010)

The past year has gone by so fast, one moment I am leaving my Australian home and  job in May 2010 to travel the world, then before you know it I am living in Seattle, Washington USA! Most of 2010 was such an adventure travelling through: USA (May 2010) Central and southern Florida– Launch of Space…