Greetings! This is my first blog about my experiences living in Australia. 18 years ago I moved here from The USA with my young family. My wife is Australian and we lived in Seattle for a couple of years then came to Newcastle Australia at the end of 1998. Before I came to Australia, it was always a place of intrigue for me. It was always a place that I wanted to visit and my most of my friends have always wanted to visit but for some reason it's a place that doesn't make the bucket list for most. I've always said to people who go to Hawaii for example, to stay on the plane for a while longer and see something different! I'm going to cover everything from sports (Rugby vs American Football), the culture of Aussie Pubs, the wonderful beaches, the climate, driving on the left side of the road, Aussie Slang, and some of the wildlife as well. So I hope you enjoy my stories in this blog and share with your friends and family as Australia has been a great place to visit and live.