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The Romance of Venice

The Romance of Venice

As I was being gondoliered down the canals of Venice my thoughts were certainly about romance and the beauty surrounding me. The romance of Venice overwhelmed me and for a few moments I imagined a younger version of myself being wooed and serenaded and fed oysters and champagne as I glided down the canals. It…

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By 50 Shades, August 14, 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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The Islands of Venice of Murano, Burano & Torcello

The Islands of Venice of Murano, Burano & Torcello

With our cruise done and dusted, we disembarked from the Westerdam and booked into a hotel in Venice for a couple of nights. Once we dropped our luggage off we set off to St Marks Square where we jumped aboard another boat, a tad smaller, to cruise around the islands of Venice of Murano, Burano…

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By 50 Shades, August 7, 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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The Charm of Piran

The Charm of Piran

We had arrived at our penultimate cruise stop, prior to reaching our disembarkation port in Venice, at the port of Koper in Slovenia. I guess we were all excited because we had arranged a cycling tour through the Slovenian countryside to the charm of Piran – a seaside village. However, due to rain overnight, we…

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By 50 Shades, July 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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Splendid Split

Splendid Split

It was a very special day when we sailed into the port of Split in Croatia. My husband was celebrating his birthday so we all gathered for a champagne breakfast on the ship prior to disembarking for the day in Split. We presented the captain’s hats that the three men had to wear for the…

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By 50 Shades, July 24, 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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The Croatian Island of Korčula

The Croatian Island of Korčula

We knew very little about our next port of call on our Mediterranean Cruise. In fact I’d never heard of the Croatian Island of Korčula. Probably because the Croatian islands of Viz and Hvar are more well known and popular with the sailing boats that cruise around the Adriatic Sea off the coastline of Croatia. All…

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By 50 Shades, July 17, 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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What To Do in a Day in Kotor

What To Do in a Day in Kotor

Fortunately for us we sailed right into the heart of the Montenegrin town of Kotor so we got a full day to see this magical place. Here’s what to do in a day in Kotor, Montenegro.

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By 50 Shades, July 10, 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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A Dreamy Day in Dubrovnik

A Dreamy Day in Dubrovnik

For those of us that watch the Game of Thrones TV series, we’ve been captivated by the shooting locations of this epic fantasy saga. Hence my excitement when I learnt that we were arriving in Dubrovnik, the film set for ‘King’s Landing’. But apart from the impressive sight of the 7th century Old Town and the…

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By 50 Shades, July 3, 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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Corfu – A Greek Island

Corfu – A Greek Island

My husband always told me he would take me to the Greek Islands one day, so he came good on his promise when we sailed into the port of Kerkyra or Corfu. The Greek Islands have always conjured up images of white-washed walled and blue roofed buildings, set high into steep cliff faces and overlooking…

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By 50 Shades, June 26, 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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Maltese Islands: Myths and Megaliths

Maltese Islands: Myths and Megaliths

Sailing into the port of Valletta in Malta, the largest of three Maltese Islands, was one of those magical moments where words can’t describe the ethereal feeling you get when you glimpse this fortified ancient city. The Maltese Islands of myths and megaliths, have the most incredible ancient structures that date back 9,000 years ago to…

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By 50 Shades, June 22, 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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Taormina: A Sicilian Treasure

Taormina: A Sicilian Treasure

After three very busy days of seeing the sights of Rome, we caught a train to the port of Rome at Civitavecchia to embark on our 12 day Mediterranean Cruise. It was all aboard at noon and we set sail that evening only to wake up the next morning cruising past the island of Stromboli with…

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By 50 Shades, June 12, 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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