Blue Mountains

What’s not to love about one of Australia’s most beautiful and iconic national parks area, the Blue Mountains? Just outside of Sydney, the Blue Mountains harbors some incredible observation points, eucalyptus forests,  waterfalls and mountain villages.  Particularly beautiful in Winter, when it often snows, we stayed at the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.  The hotel is the perfect place to stay in the Blue Mountains; filled with antique wooden furniture, stained glass windows, and a room filled with couches and fireplaces just off the bar downstairs, it offsets the whole mountain experience quite nicely… gin in hand (of course).