Brisbane & The Gold Coast Of Australia

Standing atop the sand dunes of Main Beach I shook my head in wonder at the broad expanse of dazzling white sand stretching as far as my eyes could see. Turquoise waves crested and crashed onto the beach and gulls teetered along the sand looking for tasty morsels to be tossed their way.

5 Reasons to Visit Western Australia

When foreigners think of Australia the first thing to come to mind often is Sydney. While I can’t begrudge the famous opera house’s place in the international community’s travel dreams, what I will never understand is why so few travellers ever make it to Western Australia. Yes, the east coast has most of Australia’s population, … Read more

Easter Rock Swap in Warwick, Queensland

polished stones

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

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

History Comes to Life in Queensland

medieval Croatians

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

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