See Kyoto Temples and ride the Randen Line

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capital and a tourist hot spot to boot. There is a staggering line-up of 1600 traditional Kyoto temples to be seen. It is difficult to comprehend that many temples in the one city. When viewing temples in Kyoto we like to spend a day or half day (depending on your schedule) […]

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. The Wharf Mooloolaba is a classic old venue that is enjoying refurbishment and you can read […]

Australian Sunsets and Sunset Therapy

UPDATED MARCH 2018. Life in Australia revolves around the sun and it is no surprise that Australia has verses about sunsets. Dorothy McKeller wrote a poem entitled Australia, where she waxes lyrical about a sunburnt country, while author Bill Bryson went a step further calling his book “In a Sunburned Country”. Summer down-under can be […]

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 […]