Our Best Instagram Photos from Japan, Montenegro and Italy

This selection of our best Instagram photos has links to some exciting destinations and travel experiences. Click the links to read associated posts from the blog. Nara, Japan Nara attractions include Kasuga Taisha shrine, Daibutsu (giant buddha) and free roaming deer. This is the place where Japanese culture evolved and the quick 35 – 45 minute […]

Rice Boi on the Wharf Mooloolaba

As I write this, liquid sunshine is falling and my mind is wandering to food. In particular to my latest crush, Rice Boi on the wharf Mooloolaba. We’ve only met that once but it was love at first bite. Rice Boi has a separate Vegan Menu Our (vegan) daughter was visiting and I’d heard Rice […]

Australian Sunsets and Sunset Therapy

Life in Australia revolves around the sun – Dorothy McKeller wrote a poem entitled Australia, where she waxes lyrical about a sunburnt country while Bill Bryson went a step further calling his book “In a Sunburned Country”. Summer down-under can be scorchingly hot and Australian Sunsets are cause for rejoicing – often in the form […]

Take a walk on the Urunga Boardwalk

The area around Coffs Harbour is packed full of interesting places to visit and stunning locations for setting up camp. Actually this whole stretch of coast is one gorgeous surf beach after another, one headland with superlative views after another. We had come to see Urunga boardwalk, a structure we had heard set Urunga (Oo-run-ga), apart […]

A Locals Guide to Coffs Harbour Attractions

Shortly after arriving in town, we went looking for some Coffs Harbour shopping at Park Beach Plaza on the corner of Park Beach Road and the Pacific Highway. The centre was hectic as Saturday mornings tend to be, but we still managed a chat with a friendly checkout operator. Before I knew it, I’d asked […]

Slow Travel, Road Trips and Creating a new life on the Sunshine Coast

As this year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking how Creating a new life on the Sunshine Coast led us to experience Slow Travel, Road Trips and more. 2017 started with the move from our home of 60 years in Townsville where both Marty and I were born and where we raised our two […]

Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Aussie Road Trip Heaven

A Coffs Harbour to Brisbane road trip, covering approximately 400km of the A1 route, passes a stellar line-up of coastal towns with their beaches, rivers and relaxed lifestyles. Australia is well endowed with beaches and this stretch of coastline has some stunners. But, if scenic hinterland drives and cooler mountain air are your thing, Coffs […]

Nanango Murals and Sculptures Walk down Memory Lane

Originally the Wakka Wakka aboriginal people used Nanango as a gateway to Bunya Nut gatherings and the name is derived from their language. Today it is mostly known for the Tarong Power Station 16 km to the south and the beautiful Bunya Mountains 53 km to the south west, but we were here to see […]

Mt Ninderry and the Cute Town of Yandina

The Sunshine Coast of Australia is teeming with easily accessible hikes that involve climbing. We’d had our sights set on Mt Ninderry near the cute Queensland town of Yandina for a while and when friends came to stay it was all systems go. Pin Panoramic coastal views and local trivia. The hill in the distance […]