Beach

Airlie Beach

Well, I haven't brought you any tales of my Queensland coastal road trip for a while, last time we talked about it I was exploring The Beaches and the Country Roads Around Mackay, Queensland. As you will know if you read that post, my drive from Ball Bay to Airlie Beach was an interesting journey [...]

Gladstone

My journey from Bundaberg to Gladstone, at 216 km, was relatively short, but that allowed me enough time to stop off at a few places along the way. So last week's post, Bundaberg, Queensland: First Stop on My Australian Road Trip, also included my visits to Agnes Water and 1770. So by the time I [...]

Maroochydore

It's Friday evening here in Australia, the start of another weekend. Here in Queensland, as well as in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia, it's even better, it's a long weekend. Monday, October 5 is Labour Day for us. Next year though, Labour Day in Queensland will be in May. Here's how [...]

ANZ

Last month the reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles was on the rather contentious subject of housing; it was called UK and Australia: The House Price Debate. Nothing contentious about this months reprint though, it's about going to the beach for a long weekend. Long beachy breaks are what Australia [...]

beach

Stroll is an understatement, but we'll get to that in a minute. Very often my posts on a Monday are about what I've been up to at the weekend. The reason I do this is not because I think anybody cares what I've been up to over the weekend, but I do think it gives a [...]

anz

Recently the commissioning editor over at Australia and New Zealand magazine asked me if I could write a few articles about the nightlife and entertainment in and around Brisbane. That's why last month I wrote about Brisbane's Music Scene and next month I'll be writing about... oh, well I think you can wait until next [...]

santa sunbathing

Hot, sunny, clear blue skies. That's not guaranteed, but it is the default weather for Christmas in Australia and its why Christmases here are so very different. Update: today, December 23, the Bureau of Meteorology released their forecasts for Christmas Day weather around Australia's major cities. Here it is... Expect clouds with temperatures between 20° [...]

trip

It all started about five or six weeks ago. A very excited Elizabeth came home from school to announce... "Daddy, the school are having an outing to Tallebudgera for four days, can I go? Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please........" Four days away from home without her mum and dad? Crikey, she's [...]

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