Some of the best beaches in Australia can be found on this part of the country’s east coast. The stunning beaches of Southern Queensland never fail to make me swoon. To step from the car into deliciously cool ocean breezes, blazing hot sunshine, and the rumble of crashing waves is nothing short of bliss. I find it impossible to … Read more
This is Krista, writing to you from Queensland, Australia this morning as I share a round up of great posts from the Belle-es-sphere, the blogs written by some of our favorite past Travel Belle contributors. We start in Canada with a tour of a festival for small batch breweries by Cailin: Small Batch Burn A … Read more
Good morning from Queensland, Australia! In this month’s edition of Around the Belle-es-sphere we’re heading to Provence, Budapest, California, and Italy through the words and photos of our Belle friends from around the globe. We start with a beautiful weekend getaway in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence by Tuula: Weekend in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Belle Provence Travels, 16 February 2014, France … Read more
Every October and early November, the Good Food and Wine Show travels to Australian cities, giving the public an opportunity to rub shoulders with artisan food producers, celebrity chefs, and wine experts from around the world. Whether you’re in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne, you will have three days to taste creamy sheep’s cheese from … Read more
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, … Read more
I was glued to the passenger window as we drove along the rugged coastline, past villages of white-washed buildings and red-tiled roofs, close to towering hills dotted with scrub brush and stately cypress. We took a cheery red and white ferry across the bay, admiring the vacation homes tucked along the shore, imagining children playing in the walled back yards, their parents lounging in the sun.
First thing in the morning the place is humming, folks wandering about the bird cages and animal pens to see if they really want that strapping calf or feisty goose. My friends were in the market for chickens that day and informed me that once they made their choices, yours truly would be doing the bidding! Yipes! I’ve never been to an auction in my life and was highly intimidated by these hat-wearing Aussies nodding their heads and raising fingers as the auctioneers rattled away at a dizzying pace.