Ryan Kannett

Ryan Kannett was influenced to tTravel from an early age!

Skip to content

Ryan Kannett





Alice Springs: Cultural Oasis in Australia’s Outback

When Ryan Kannett thinks about the people of earth’s Northern Hemisphere, he thinks about Australia’s Outback, and imagines a vast desert that is not a viable vacation destination. While it is the driest of Australia’s regions, it is the only home for many of the continent’s unusual flora and fauna. Thriving beside patches of scrub brush, Alice Springs seems to have suddenly materialized slightly north of Australia’s reddish center. Its location makes it the ideal place to get a feel for the lives Australia’s first settlers built, without the discomfort.

This isn’t a quick trip, though. You and your family will need at least three days to absorb the town’s sights, view the outback’s original wildlife inhabitants and discover Aboriginal artistic traditions. While Alice Springs is quite isolated, modern hotels, hostels and vacation apartments are available and within easy reach of Alice Springs Airport, which is seven-and-a-half miles from town. The town has modern facilities with shopping at Todd Mall, the Museum of Central Australia and the National Women’s Pioneer Hall of Fame. For tourists in Australia who seek some metropolitan atmosphere, there is a nightclub and casino in the town’s luxury hotel.

 

Local Attractions

Children will enjoy the Alice Springs reptile center with its demonstrations starring snakes and lizards of the region, and the brave get to touch the quiet companions that have grown accustomed to humans and enjoy being handled. If you prefer something less challenging, try the Olive Pink Botanical Gardens with its mature trees, planted as long ago as the 1950s and 60s, and active wildlife. Founded by Olive Pink, an anthropologist who died in 1975, the gardens nurture native plants of central Australia. You can stroll from one habitat to another, finally reaching Meyers Hill to appreciate views of Alice Springs and its surroundings.

When you are ready to go indoors, visit the Araluen Cultural Precinct containing the Araluen Arts Center, Museum and Central Craft, with its workshops and retail center. Tourists may rave about Central Craft’s handmade goods, but locals see the center as a lifeline, attracting travelers to this remote outpost.

 

Desert Adventures

The springs’ sightseeing tours have a distinctive Australian flair and avoid comparisons to tamer venues with expeditions by camelback, hot-air balloon and helicopter. Visitors preferring a more traditional tour can join a four-wheel drive adventure or hike the Larapinta trail, discovering their connection to nature’s primitive landscapes and sunsets without leaving the ground. You can see the world-famous Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, red and rising from the desert floor. This bare mesa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just over 208 miles southeast from Alice Springs, so most travelers spend the night at Yulara, a town near this natural monument. They spend the following day climbing Uluru, or using the six-mile-long footpath to explore Uluru’s base. Even without the climb or exploration, Uluru’s breathtaking presence asserts itself at sunrise and sunset with shades of violet and blue playing on the terracotta sand.
Alice Springs, part of Australia’s Northern Territory, embraces Australia’s natural wonders while honoring the Aboriginal people, who have lived on the land for 40,000 years. Visit between May and August and gain a lifetime of memories

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 17, 2015.

Top 5 Places in Australia to Add to Your Bucket List

Many people prepare their Bucket Lists years in advance, hoping to set aside time each year to mark one or two items off the list. Australia offers plenty to add to the list because of its unique landscape. Whether you set aside a couple of weeks or spread out your visits over a couple of years, you don’t want to miss these amazing locations within Australia. By the way, don’t forget to pack some comfortable shoes. Many of these locations require a considerable amount of walking!

Overland Track at Cradle Mountain

Bush treks involve backpacking over considerable distances and Overland Track certainly meets this description. It provides individuals with a real look into the Tasmania wilderness. For most people, the excursion takes about six days and at one point, you will find yourself at the top of Cradle Mountain, one of the highest in the area. The views are breathtaking. Around 8,000 walkers take part in this adventure every year.

Great Ocean Road or Walk

This road works its way along the southeast coastline of Australia. Built by soldiers coming home from World War I, today it is considered one of the largest war memorials in the world. During the drive, people will see great places at which to stop and enjoy a little surfing at Torquay and Bells Beach. Along the way, be sure to get out and take some photos of the Twelve Apostles, a set of limestone stacks set on the shores of the Port Campbell National Park. For those interested in more walking, the Great Ocean Walk takes about eight days to complete.

The Kimberley

Located in the northwest corner of Australia, the Kimberley is about three times the size of England! Indigenous people inhabit much of the area; however, there are two national parks located within its borders. The landscape ranges from clear, turquoise waters and white sand beaches to waterfalls and sandstone cliffs.

Arnhem Land

If you are looking to take a break from civilization, Arnhem Land is the way to go. It is important to note that only certain tour companies are able to take guests to Arnhem Land. This is mainly because of the Aboriginal people who still live in the area, maintaining a traditional culture. Other portions of the area are great for fishing.

Explorer’s Way

This expedition follows in the footsteps of John McDouall Stuart, running from the Top End all the way to Central Australia. The road trip covers a considerable distance, starting in Adelaide and taking you to Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia. In fact, it usually takes around 11 days to complete. However, there are plenty of places to stop along the way, including Clare Valley, Flinders Ranges and Port Augusta.

Australia is home to several items that should be on anyone’s Bucket List, and those interested in walking, hiking and backpacking are sure to be drawn to some of these locations within the area. From natural landmarks to tourist attractions, there is plenty to keep you busy in Australia!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2015.

Traveling the World, One Country at a Time

Ryan Michael Kannett knew at an early age he would become a worldwide traveler. However, he didn’t realize until his twenties how much traveling would influence his life. What started out as a recreational hobby has turned into a lifelong passion. Ryan Kannett has currently traveled to more than twenty countries across the globe, with several more exotic trips scheduled for this year.

Ryan Kannett’s Australian Adventure

In his most recent travel adventure, Ryan M. Kannett visited the beautiful country of Australia. He flew directly from Los Angeles to Sydney and spent a few days exploring this magnificent city. A combination of tropical paradise and urban appeal, Ryan Kannett quickly found that Sydney offers a little something for everyone. From surfing the world-renowned Bondi Beach to a day-trip to the majestic Blue Mountains east of the city, Ryan Kannett didn’t have to look far for adventure in Sydney. Along with off the beaten path activities, he also explored more traditional, well-known Sydney stops including the Sydney Opera House and climbing the expansive Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Traveling North — Ryan Kannett Dives the Great Barrier Reef

After Sydney, Ryan Michael Kannett flew north to the seaside city of Cairns. Although he had never been scuba diving previously, in Cairns he earned his international scuba certification and ventured out to three dive spots on the famed Great Barrier Reef. Ryan Kannett has seen countless of beautiful, unique sites while traveling the world, but the underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef is near the top of his list.

The amazing country of Australia did not disappoint Ryan M. Kannett. Although he spent nearly two weeks exploring the breathtaking scenery, Ryan is already hoping to visit again someday soon. For now, though, he is looking forward to his next exotic adventure — New Zealand.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2013.

Ryan Kannett

Ryan Michael Kannett knew at an early age he would become a worldwide traveler. However, he didn’t realize until his twenties how much traveling would influence his life. What started out as a recreational hobby has turned into a lifelong passion. Ryan Kannett has currently traveled to more than twenty countries across the globe, with several more exotic trips scheduled for this year.

Ryan Kannett’s Australian Adventure

In his most recent travel adventure, Ryan M. Kannett visited the beautiful country of Australia. He flew directly from Los Angeles to Sydney and spent a few days exploring this magnificent city. A combination of tropical paradise and urban appeal, Ryan Kannett quickly found that Sydney offers a little something for everyone. From surfing the world-renowned Bondi Beach to a day-trip to the majestic Blue Mountains east of the city, Ryan Kannett didn’t have to look far for adventure in Sydney. Along with off the beaten path activities, he also explored more traditional, well-known Sydney stops including the Sydney Opera House and climbing the expansive Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Traveling North — Ryan Kannett Dives the Great Barrier Reef

After Sydney, Ryan Michael Kannett flew north to the seaside city of Cairns. Although he had never been scuba diving previously, in Cairns he earned his international scuba certification and ventured out to three dive spots on the famed Great Barrier Reef. Ryan Kannett has seen countless of beautiful, unique sites while traveling the world, but the underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef is near the top of his list.

The amazing country of Australia did not disappoint Ryan M. Kannett. Although he spent nearly two weeks exploring the breathtaking scenery, Ryan is already hoping to visit again someday soon. For now, though, he is looking forward to his next exotic adventure — New Zealand.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2013.

Recent Posts

Meta