My favorite trip that I took this year was to Australia. It was a wonderful family vacation. My aunt and uncle were celebrating their 25th wedding aniversary, so my extended family decided to surprise them by showing up at my cousin's house in Australia while they were visiting her. I spent a wonderful two weeks in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and Sydney while getting some quality family time in. In addition, I got to see amazing sites like this wonderful picture of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on the 4th of July. This was my second 4th of July that I spent out of the U.S. which always feels a little wierd since no one else thinks it is a big deal (for good reason), even though it is one of my favorite holidays in the U.S. I was thrilled to get treated to a beautiful sunset (instead of fireworks) to help me celebrate. This trip was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to go back to Australia again.