Why? I'll tell you why.
1. It's beautiful.
I might be biased, but I think it's the most beautiful country-continent-island in the world.
2. Something for everyone.
Bustling cities, laid back cities, the outback, the suburbs, the countryside, wine country, beaches, swimming with sharks, shopping, clubbing, pubs, surfing, skiing, hiking, crazy adrenaline adventures, honestly whatever you like to do - we've got it.
3. We have a place called Surfers Paradise.
I love it. It's like our version of Vegas / Disney all rolled into one. It's close to the amusement parks and I spent the whole 2 weeks walking around with no shoes on.
Bondi as a beach isn't the best, the suburb is okay, but there are plenty of better beaches to go to. But really, they're all so pretty you can't go wrong in my opinion.
5. We have swimming pools in our oceans.
Perfect for those afraid of waves or who want to get some laps in without paying an astronomical fee to use a pool.
6. We have more cute animals than deadly ones.
Don't be put off by the 'oh my gosh Australia has all the things that will kill me' thing. The chances of that are slimmer than you dying by, oh I don't know, a grizzly bear or a rattlesnake.
7. It's so much more than you think.
You might think Australia is just full of beaches and outback, but it's so much more than that - for example, we have beautiful mountains, caves and rainforests.
8 - For all the touristy stuff.
Being a tourist is awesome, and there is no better place than Australia. Climb that bridge
9- It's full of Australians!!
I mean, could there be a better reason? In my opinion we are a very friendly, polite, down to earth bunch. Of course, like I mentioned in my stereotypes & myths post, the people vary and you might meet a rude person or 10, but overall we'll be as nice to you as you are to us. So, be nice.
Lastly, I'll give you 3 reasons not to visit Australia.
1. It's really far away.
Depending on where you are and where you're going, it's a long flight. It's about 24 hours and 3 flights from Louisville, including airport layovers and such. The flight from LA to Sydney is about 13 hours. If you're lucky, you can get a direct flight from Dallas to Sydney. It's longer (16 hours or so) but it cuts out the middle flight (from somewhere to LA).
2. It's really, really, really expensive.
Unless you have boatloads of money, Australia is expensive. We make more money there, so we can afford the cost of living. I'm pretty sure the USD used to be much stronger, so it wasn't anywhere near as expensive for you. Either way, your money won't get you as far and you'll think Australia is expensive.
3. You might fall in love and never come back.
My mum would say this was a reason not to travel to any international destination. But don't listen to her - off you go!
Linking up with Kate, Kerri & Emily.