Krista Bjorn

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A Spring Road Trip Through Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia travel has brought me great joy, moments of reflection, and the courage that comes from venturing into unknown territory and finding treasures of culture, history, and natural beauty. Although it is easy to fly into main cities such as Mostar or Sarajevo, driving through…
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Best Beaches in Australia: Southern Queensland Edition

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…
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Three Ways to Celebrate Autumn in South East Queensland

The Northern Hemisphere may be basking in the glories of Spring sunshine and flowers, but here in South East Queensland we are embracing the cooling winds and storms of Autumn after a sweltering Summer. While South East Queensland is justly known for its gorgeous beaches,…

Raise A Glass To Spring

Although some places in the Northern Hemisphere are still snowed in, Spring truly has arrived and is well worth celebrating, if only for the sheer hope of warmer days one day soon. In the spirit of blue skies and green grass, cherry blossoms and going…

Brisbane Girls Trip on a Budget

Brisbane on a budget There are few things better than a Girl's Getaway, especially when it's to a fabulous city like Brisbane, Queensland. But sometimes the cost of hotels, transportation, food, and entertainment can add up so fast the trip is over before it even…
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History Comes to Life in Queensland

It's one thing to read about history, quite another to see it lived out before your eyes. History comes to life every year at Fort Lytton, Queensland with History Alive: A Journey Through Time. A fantastic living history event, History Alive allows the public to…
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Easter Rock Swap in Warwick, Queensland

An Easter tradition for some in rural Southern Queensland is the fabulous Warwick Easter Rock Swap, Antiques and Collectables Fair held at the Warwick Fairgrounds every Easter weekend. This year was the 47th Rock Swap and my first experience at this event. It is now an…
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Around the Belle-es-sphere: March Edition

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:…
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A Unique Red Beach at Oyster Point Park, Queensland

Australia is justly known for its gorgeous beaches with acres of white sand stretching out to meet a crashing surf. But it has some hidden treasures as well, like this red sand beach at Oyster Point Park in Cleveland, Queensland. Oyster Point Park is a…