Blue Mountains, Australia: The slate-coloured haze that gives the mountains their name comes from a fine mist of oil exuded by the huge eucalypts that form a dense canopy across the landscape of deep, often inaccessible valleys and chiselled sandstone outcrops. www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/new-south-wales/blue-mountains#ixzz3FTSGqwis
Manly Beach, Australia - If you're staying in Sydney, take the quick ferry ride to Manly Beach.(You can get to Manly by taking a ferry from either Watsons Bay or Circular Quay in the City.) Great beach and adorable little town with the nicest people.
Loggers were usually single men in their twenties. During the winter, they worked dawn to dusk, six days a week, cutting, hauling, and piling logs. In spring, many worked as “river drivers,” floating logs downriver to the sawmill. Their wages ranged between $ 15 and $ 26 a month, plus room and board for winter work and slightly higher for river driving. (W. J. Beal, Michigan, 1901)