"The Land Down Under". "The Land of Oz". "The Sunburnt Country". These are some of the nicknames of one of my favorite places in the world - the island nation/continent of Australia.
Australia is situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and it is filled with gorgeous scenery, exotic animals, unique experiences and beautiful people. It is also a big country - roughly the same size as the United States. But where the US population is 330 million, only 25 million people live in Australia. Most of those people live along the expansive coastline because the interior is quite hot and dry. The major population centers of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth are all coastal cities.
When you visit, you must plan a minimum of two weeks! There is much to see an do and trust me, once you get here you won't want to leave!