Bluesfest Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Blues Festival AKA Bluesfest It’s my “many-ieth” time to the Blues Festival experiencing the eclectic line up of blues and rhythm artists from around the world. In the past I have seen James Brown, Elle King, The National and many amazing artists. This year is also special but I have time on my…

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The Gabba and cricket

Affectionately known as the GABBA, the Brisbane Cricket ground,  home to the Brisbane Lions… is an iconic sporting field in Australia. On this night, my son and I are venturing to watch a short, newly introduced, cricket game. It’s called twenty twenty cricket (20 overs each team), or the BIG BASH LEAGUE. It is like…

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The Bangalow Food Festival

Bangalow is a funky town twenty minutes inland from Byron Bay. It’s also reasonably close to the Gold Coast and a day trip is easy. Bangalow has a many festivals, markets and events and is worth visiting. Last minute we decide to head to the Bangalow Food Festival. With no expectations of the festival, we…

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Binna Burra Gold Coast Hinterland

There’s something very Ned Kelly about Binna Burra and the Gold Coast Hinterland. I am always surprised more people don’t visit as it is so close to the coast and yet, offers a totally different perspective of Australiana. Green bush, misty fog, a cooler climate – it is actually like leaving Queensland for the day…

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Asia Joes Byron Bay

There are so many awesome food choices in Byron Bay, don’t settle for any old slops! IF you can find the alley way behind the Byron Hotel you will find a mecca of quick eats… and many serving alcohol so you can sit longer and take your time. Look for the restaurant along for the…

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Cagar Budaya Gianyar, Bali

This amazing temple is about thirty minutes drive from Ubud. I didn’t know this temple existed until my latest visit to Bali (my 12th time in the last 3 years)! It is so worth the visit. The mere fact that the caved sanctuary was built  over 1000 years old makes this place a spiritual mecca.…

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Albert Creek Winery

Listening to the sound of the gurgling creek beside my table, gazing over the vineyard feeling that yummy mummy bliss. This Saturday lunch, I have taken myself and the kids to Albert Creek Winery.  The kids have taken themselves off to explore and I am happily reading up about this lovely property. The sparkling white…

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The Vatican

The Vatican , as it is referred to, is a principality inside the city of Rome. As the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, many make the pilgrimage here to pay honour to the home of the Pope and one of the strongest religions world wide. Inside the grounds of the Vatican are the Sistine…

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The Roman Forum

The grandiose centre of the Roman Empire stems from the Roman Forum. Located in central Roma, this is a must see place when in Roma. I didn’t have time to fully explore the space (it was closing as I arrived) but I got a fantastic insight to the sophistication of the Roman Civilisation from the…

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Eden Restaurant Mt Tamborine

It’s a glorious winter’s day and it’s school holidays on the Gold Coast. I’m up on Mt Tamborine which is about a 45 minute drive from central Gold Coast.  There are a few ways to the summit and the ridge along the top is scattered with vineyards, restaurants, coffee houses, walks, a sky walk and…

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