Amoura Carter is a teacher based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but the language arts teacher and writer has traveled all over the world, including China, Germany, France, Puerto Rico, Italy, and Jamaica. One of her favorite destinations in the world, however, remains Australia. Here are her three tips for others who want to visit the continent down under:
- Bring sun protection. As Amoura Carter found when she visited, the Australian sun is very powerful. Even if you don’t plan on making an epic, cross-continental journey over the Outback, you should prepare for the strong sun and heat by bringing hats, visors, sunglasses, and, most importantly, sunscreen of at least 30 spf strength.
- Keep an eye on brushfire risks. Australians live with the danger of brush fires. The riskiest times of year for brushfires are of course the spring and summer months, but you should always watch the news and keep an eye on the reported brushfire risks and warnings before you go out for an adventure.
- Swim between the flags. Sharks and even crocodiles sometimes haunt certain Australian beaches, as Amoura Carter has found on her journeys there, but even more dangerous than these prehistoric creatures are the strong undercurrents called rips that pull swimmers out to sea. You’ll see bright red and yellow flags on most beaches and it is much safer to always swim between them.
Amoura Carter hopes to travel back to Australia again soon and rediscover all that the continent has to offer in adventures and beautiful sights.