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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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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Alpine Hiking Mt Rigi

Switzerland offers many walking adventures, many accessible from trains, furniculars, cables and car. Today we set off for a short 3 hours walk along Mt Rigi. There is a car park at the bottom and three options for getting to the start of many walks. You can walk the entire way but you would need…

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Hollgrotten Caves

Not far from Zurich in Switzerland are some pretty caves. Very family friendly this easy day trip is worthy of a visit. Hollgrotten Caves are worth the trip! I am staying in Baar, which is 30 minutes by train from Zurich. My friend has leant me his bike so for me, this is the best…

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The Snubtip Dolphin and Broome Whale Watching

 I knew from the minute I made my booking that my experience with Broome Whale Watching was going to be a professional, relaxed trip. Cameron, the captain and owner of the tour company,  has taking guests in search of whales and sea life for years. He is a local, born and bred (just up the road,…

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The Best 24 hours visiting Fishhouse, Rainbow Bay & Kiva Spa

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The last 24 hours have been superb. So relaxing, so decadent and wonderfully fun. My friend came to stay with me last week and seeing as we have both been working a lot we decided to have  a mini holiday. We headed off for an amazing dinner at my GC fav: Fishhouse in Burleigh Heads. From the…

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Pool side office Couran Cove

Couran Cove

A favourite local escape is to Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island off the Gold Coast. Self contained apartments that are cool and offer all the necessaries (fridge, hot top, bath etc) with great views. Ramada Hotel Chain managed the property for awhile but I am not too sure who owns it now. Sometimes I take…

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