History Comes to Life in Queensland

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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 visit encampments depicting life from the Roman Legions up through … Read more

A Vegetarian Foodie Tour of Melbourne

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

Easter Rock Swap in Warwick, Queensland

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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 Aussie tradition that I will be repeating every year. Far … Read more

Coolangatta Beach, Australia

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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

An Australian Christmas Light Tour

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 … Read more

Main Range National Park in Australia

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 … Read more

Melbourne for Free

Sites and experiences in Melbourne that are free 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 with … Read more

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