It’s okay if your mom didn’t teach you these things, she probably has a lot of great qualities and I’m sure you love her for a really good reason. Luckily, though, we all have my mom to teach us how to vacation right.
Just as Dorothea Mackellar once penned to paper words that would become a poetic emblem of our “sunburnt country”, Australians are all too aware of how magnificent our natural (and urban) landscapes are.
And the one thing we (probably) all have in common? The desire to take in its formidable beauty by land, sea and in the air.
Here are the first two stanzas from Mackellar’s iconic poem.