My wife and I just returned from a bucket list trip to Australia and New Zealand, with brief stops in Hawaii and California. Visiting Australia has been on our bucket list for a long time. We decided to check out New Zealand, too, since we would already be in that part of the world. We wanted to make this trip while both of us were relatively healthy and still in decent physical shape. It was primarily a matter of finding enough time off work in order to make the long flights (and expense) worthwhile. Fortunately, we were able to make things work. We had an amazing time on this trip overall. Even if I hadn't stopped by a single casino, I would still feel that way. But you know me, if there is a casino in the area with live table games, I'll stop by and pick up a souvenir $1 chip to add to my collection. Thankfully, there are a few casinos in Australia and New Zealand, though nothing close to the overabundance found in the US. Hopefully everyone has had or will have the opportunity to visit Australia and New Zealand and experience their cultures, attractions, natural wonders and other things at some point. It is well worth enduring the long flights. As a bonus, the currency exchange rate was quite favorable while we were traveling. This was a trip of firsts for me: first time visiting Hawaii; first time visiting Australia; first time visiting New Zealand; and, first time on a cruise ship. During this trip, I had the good fortune of meeting another forum member, Night Attack, at his local casino, The Star, in Sydney. We spent several hours shooting dice after he graciously picked up lunch at Fuel, located in the sports bar. The craps dealers all know Night Attack. Definitely let him know if you visit Sydney -- he's a great guy. Many thanks to Night Attack for his hospitality and for taking time out of his busy schedule to meet. I would have liked to have met Morgue, another Aussie forum member, but I hadn't seen him on the forum in a while and completely forgot to PM him. My bad. Perhaps next time I'm in Australia -- Crown will be opening a new casino in Sydney in 2020 or 2021. I'll be posting pictures from our trip and additional information about craps in Australia in subsequent posts in this thread.