Our Favorite Sunshine State is the One Down Under
Here at home we’ve always just assumed that there’s one and only Sunshine State—Florida. A quick Wikipedia search reveals that the nickname has also been used for New Mexico, California, and South Dakota, but we just guess those locations aren’t as good as marketing the fun and the sun.
Well upon our arrival down under we quickly learned there’s another Sunshine State, and now it's definitely our favorite—Queensland. We’re hardly experts on the region, as we pretty much limited our exploration to Far North Queensland and spots in and around Cairns. However, with the Great Barrier Reef just off shore and more national parks than one knows what to do with we can only assume the rest of the area only adds to the state’s awesomeness.
Of course it’ll always be memorable to us as well, as this is where we first mastered driving on the other side of the road. So we’ll leave you with this snapshot to start your weekend, as another Sunshine State—and the rear of a Hyundai i40—wishes you well.