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Luxuriating in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luxuriating in Luang Prabang, Laos

After spending 12 wonderful days in Vietnam we were ready to take on the neighbouring landlocked country of Laos. Our destination was the former capital, Luang Prabang in north central Laos, that we quickly discovered is full of Buddhist temples and monasteries. Our four days luxuriating in Luang Prabang, Laos in the old converted French…

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By 50 Shades, October 19, 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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Relishing in a Vietnam Luxury Holiday

Relishing in a Vietnam Luxury Holiday

When I travel I generally like to experience a wide array of accommodation options, from 3 star to 5 star hotels or resorts, to Airbnbs and Bed & Breakfasts. Recently on my overseas holiday I couldn’t resist a little decadence! Little did I know that I would be relishing in a Vietnam luxury holiday. My…

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By 50 Shades, October 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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Travel Itinerary for Vietnam and Laos

Travel Itinerary for Vietnam and Laos

I normally have a rule about travel destinations and that is I don’t visit the same place more than once. So rules are meant to be broken – right? That is why when my husband suggested we return to Vietnam and also take in Laos, on a Luxury Escapes travel deal, this was too good…

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By 50 Shades, August 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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My Favourite 3 Places in Malaysia

My Favourite 3 Places in Malaysia

During my travels throughout South East Asia I had previously used Malaysia, or more specifically Kuala Lumpur, for a stopover or transit point. However during a visit in 2016 I was to discover a South East Asian country that has a thriving cosmopolitan capital, a blend of cultures, a rich history of British rule, densely…

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By 50 Shades, August 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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The Philippines: 7,000 Islands of Paradise

The Philippines: 7,000 Islands of Paradise

I had only known a couple of people that had ventured to The Philippines, until my daughter and her friends holidayed here last year. Apart from the honeymooner’s island destination of Boracay and the metropolis of Manila, I had heard very little about this South East Asian country. The Philippines is in fact made up…

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By 50 Shades, June 19, 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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Summer Holidays Essentials List

Summer Holidays Essentials List

I know that it is winter here in Australia, but many of us still like to escape the cooler months and head north where it is Summer all year around. For example, Bali is a very popular choice for a Winter escape. So before you pack up and go I’m happy to provide you with…

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By 50 Shades, June 8, 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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Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

with so much conjecture about favourite overseas travel spots I asked 11 other Travel Bloggers for their favourites and this is what they came up with:

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By 50 Shades, February 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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In Tune With Bali

In Tune With Bali

Eight days was the perfect length of time to spend at Tanah Lot. I certainly saw a very different side to Bali than my previous visit – far removed from the busy tourist centre. I was completely relaxed and in tune with Bali – this beautiful peaceful country

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By 50 Shades, September 21, 2016 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 Wear on a SE Asia Holiday

So after holidaying in South East Asia on many occasions I have discovered what works well in your holiday wardrobe. I personally like to wear loose fitting dresses in lightweight fabrics that you can get away without ironing.

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By 50 Shades, July 26, 2016 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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Kool & Kicked Back in Krabi

we all had one thing in common on our recent trip to Krabi in Thailand, and that was the desire to kick back and relax for seven rejuvenating days!

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By 50 Shades, June 3, 2016 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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