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The Charismatic Central Coast

The Charismatic Central Coast

After departing the Myall Coast or Great Lakes Area of New South Wales we kept heading south until we reached Lake Macquarie. We had put in a few days camped at Belmont on Lake Macquarie on our previous trip down the coast, but this time we wanted to see some more of the charismatic Central…

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By 50 Shades, February 19, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Twin Towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest

Twin Towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest

We often meet fellow caravan travellers who recommend great camping spots during our travels around our backyard of Australia. This is how we came to stay at Hawks Nest, or more specifically Jimmy’s Beach for a few days recently on our caravan trip. The twin towns of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest are located on…

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By 50 Shades, February 13, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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How to Keep Healthy and Enjoy Your Travel Experience

How to Keep Healthy and Enjoy Your Travel Experience

You have finally booked that longed-for holiday or trip and are now counting down until departure date. It is an exciting time but if you aren’t physically and mentally prepared then you may find that you don’t enjoy the trip as much as you thought you would. The first thing to remember is there is…

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By 50 Shades, February 8, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Sizzling South West Rocks

Sizzling South West Rocks

Another blast from the past for us was the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, seaside holiday town, called South West Rocks. Located near the mouth of the Macleay River, it’s approximately 40 km from Kempsey. Sizzling South West Rocks boasts a bounty of fabulous natural attractions, such as gorgeous beaches, spectacular national parks…

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By 50 Shades, February 5, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
My Updated Travel Bucket List

My Updated Travel Bucket List

In December 2014 I prepared this travel bucket list of all the places I would like to travel to in the world. During the past 18 months I have been fortunate to tick two more of my original 16 places off my list of 25.

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By 50 Shades, February 1, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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The Sleepy Village of Iluka

The Sleepy Village of Iluka

We departed the Gold Coast to tackle the drive down to the border of New South Wales and Victoria to the Murray River to start our adventure. Our first stop was a mere 2 hour drive south to the coastal and riverside village of Iluka. Our main reason for visiting the sleepy village of Iluka…

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By 50 Shades, January 30, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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25 Reasons to Holiday in Australia

25 Reasons to Holiday in Australia

I love my country Australia! It is a wondrous place with some of the most gorgeous pristine beaches in the world; rugged outback wildernesses that go on forever; exquisite coral reefs abundant with marine life; and verdant green rainforests that meet the sea. I started to make a list of 25 reasons to holiday in Australia and this…

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By 50 Shades, January 25, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Tracing the Mighty Murray River

Tracing the Mighty Murray River

For us 2018 is going to be a quieter year travel-wise as we have other big events happening here at home during the year. However in saying that we are still managing to get away in our caravan for around six weeks of travel tracing the mighty Murray River. We intend heading south to the…

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By 50 Shades, January 22, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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My Favourite Sunshine Coast Places

My Favourite Sunshine Coast Places

Over the years l’ve spent a lot of weekends visiting the Sunshine Coast attending surf carnivals, when our kids were Nippers, and having the occasional weekend getaway with my husband or with my girlfriends. For me it is a relatively easy two and a half hour drive north of the Gold Coast, but it’s like…

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By 50 Shades, January 18, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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5 Must See Places in the Snowy Mountain Region, Australia

5 Must See Places in the Snowy Mountain Region, Australia

The Snowy Mountains region in NSW offers some of Australia’s most picturesque landscapes nestled in beautiful historic towns with a rich culture of food and wine. The area is absolutely sensational all year round, not limited only to the snow skiing season, for which it is most renowned. The area is surrounded by pristine lakes and…

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By 50 Shades, January 15, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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