long weekend

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 [...]

Easter

I know not everybody celebrates Easter, but if you live in a country that does celebrate it, well, at least you get a long weekend out of it. So I hope you don’t mind me wishing you all a happy Easter irrespective of your religion. Obviously we do celebrate Easter here in Australia and so [...]

Straddie

Yes, I know this sounds like an Enid Blyton book, but it really did happen. Five families did go camping on Stradbroke Island and for me it was a return. There’s probably nothing new I can tell you about Straddie that you didn’t find out in my posts from about four years ago: It’s North [...]

Sydney

Time for another reprint, digitally speaking, of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine; this one appeared in their June 2013 edition. If you recall, I’m doing a little miniseries about “Plane Hopping” in Australia and so far I have written two articles: Plane Hopping in Australia: My Visit to Adelaide Seeing [...]