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Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: South Western Australia

Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: South Western Australia

We crossed the South Australian/Western Australian border early one morning on day 72 of our travel around Australia in 185 Days. The border crossing, located at the aptly named roadhouse of Border Village, meant we had to ditch all of our fruit and vegetables at the check point. Once we cleared the checkpoint we stopped…

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By 50 Shades, October 23, 2017 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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Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: South Australia

Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: South Australia

We had been on the road for just over a month and a half on our travel around Australia in 185 days, and had covered a lot of territory during this time. We’d already travelled from the Gold Coast down the New South Wales coastline to Victoria and the Limestone Coast of South Australia until…

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By 50 Shades, October 16, 2017 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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Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: Victoria & South Australia

Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: Victoria & South Australia

In the short space of three and a half weeks we had travelled down the New South Wales coastline, mainly focusing on the South Coast. We continued our trip around Australia in 185 days to Victoria and South Australia, tracing the coastline. As I was born and bred in Victoria we didn’t spend a great…

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By 50 Shades, October 9, 2017 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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Mt Warning Summit Challenge

Mt Warning Summit Challenge

For years now I have been telling my family and friends that I wanted to climb Mt Warning in Northern NSW, just across the border from Queensland. My husband and kids have climbed this beast of a mountain a few times and told me I would need to be fitter before I took it on….

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By 50 Shades, October 5, 2017 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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Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: New South Wales

Travel Around Australia in 185 Days: New South Wales

When my husband took me out for a drink one night about three years ago I knew that he had big news to impart. I was concerned that his news could be that he was ill, or had decided to leave our marriage or change careers. However it was none of the above. He wanted…

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By 50 Shades, October 2, 2017 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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Great Inland Lakes of Australia Part 2.

Great Inland Lakes of Australia Part 2.

In part one of great inland Lakes of Australia, we saw lakes in almost every state of Australia that reached from coastal areas, to the outback and into Australian Capital Territory. There was so much diversity in the lakes that it gave everyone, including we travel bloggers, an insight to what is out there to…

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By 50 Shades, September 4, 2017 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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Great Inland Lakes of Australia Part 1.

Great Inland Lakes of Australia Part 1.

Australia has a brilliant coastline of a vast 35,877 kilometres and features 10,685 beautiful sandy beaches. That means it would take you 30 years to see them all if you visited one a day! However there are also numerous great inland lakes of Australia, from south to north and east to west. There are even lakes in…

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By 50 Shades, August 31, 2017 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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Love you Queensland!

Love you Queensland!

I have asked nine other Queensland travel bloggers for their opinions of what they love about Queensland, and believe me there is a lot to love!

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By 50 Shades, July 27, 2017 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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Cosy Winter Retreats in South East Queensland

Cosy Winter Retreats in South East Queensland

For a change of scenery and to breakup the relatively short winter season we experience here in South East Queensland, there is nothing better than a weekend escape to somewhere cosy. I have come up with some of the best cosy winter retreats in South East Queensland for you to contemplate whilst you’re shivering and…

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By 50 Shades, July 6, 2017 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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Best Winter Holiday Escapes

Best Winter Holiday Escapes

I live on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland where they say the weather is beautiful one day and perfect the next!  The average Winter temperatures here are between 12.5 to 21.5 degrees C and most of the days are sunny and dry. Plus the sea water temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees C.  So…

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By 50 Shades, June 15, 2017 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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