In comparison to the buzzing tourist cities and the backpacker heavy East Coast, Tasmania is an unspoiled paradise of calm relaxation. While Australia’s smallest state is growing in popularity with both budget and luxury accommodation options to suit all travellers, a road trip around the island is still relaxed and not remotely overcrowded. Here’s a … Read more
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
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
A vegetarian in Melbourne Melbourne would have to be Australia’s most cosmopolitan and multicultural city and is famous for its wide breadth of cuisines. Streets and alleyways throughout Melbourne are crammed with eateries, restaurants, cafés and bakeries, all boasting a never-ending list of choices – Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Chinese, Indian… The list goes on! … 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
Le sigh. Be sure to see the video below that gives a wonderful insider’s look at what it would be like to cruise on the Queen Mary 2. Amazing! Thank you, Cunard, for sharing this post with us. Chris Frame, the maritime historian, is dedicated to teaching the world about the history of cruise liners. … Read more
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.
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, the Warwick Show and Rodeo, and the Jumpers and Jazz Festival, … Read more