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For years, I have so enjoyed traveling, particularly traveling using airline miles and hotel points as efficiently as possible.  What I enjoy most about travel is reflecting on the surprises that each location brings.  My husband and I recently moved from Houston, TX to Perth, Australia and I figured two birds, one stone - I could create a site dedicated to my travel learnings as well as keep my mom and mother-in-law up to date on our adventures.  So here we are and welcome to the two other readers I anticipate will make it this far.  

Why the Parakeet of Perth?

I wanted a catchy title that had alliteration to it.  Pirate of Perth does have a great ring to it.  However, I did not want to have to explain on any potential immigration application whether I was or was not a pirate and what my stance on pirating is.

With Pirate of Perth out, I turned to birds as my favorite news source, The Wall Street Journal, let me know, birding is good for your health. (See here). Limited to birds starting with the letter P that I could think of, I came up with penguin, puffin, parrot and pelican.  Of those, the parakeet resonated with me as brightly colored and quite vocal with slightly fewer connotations than parrot.

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