Hearing “Mary Poppins” has always made me think of England, not Australia, but that all changed when I stumbled across the Mary Poppins House in Allora, Queensland, the tiny Australian country town where I live.
To this Canadian girl, January has always been synonymous with blizzards, snow boots, and huge mugs of hot chocolate, but since moving to Australia last year, it has changed to sun, sand, and the occasional surf club. I can’t get enough of the beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast with their blindingly white sand and exquisitely warm, [...]
A Sub-Tropical Winter Wonderland We may not have snowmen or chestnuts roasting over an open fire in Brisbane, Australia, but the Christmas spirit is alive and well. This week my Aussie friend Elizabeth introduced me to a recent Brisbane tradition: The Brisbane City Council’s Bus Tour of the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition. 4KQ is a local [...]
Natural Beauties in Queensland, Australia’s own Sunshine State Americans may think of Florida when they hear of The Sunshine State, but here in Australia our Sunshine State is my new home of Queensland. It is a truly beautiful region with warm, sunny days even in the dead of winter with some of Australia’s most stunning [...]
Sites and experiences in Melbourne that don’t cost a dime Melbourne, the capital of Victoria in Australia, was voted the most livable city in the world for the second year running earlier this year. With its many local attractions, thriving art and music scene, café culture, multi-cultural cuisine and colorful history, Melbourne is a destination that provides its visitors [...]