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Planning & Preparing For An Overseas Holiday

Planning & Preparing For An Overseas Holiday

More and more of us are travelling overseas these days, and it’s not just to Bali or Fiji. We’re venturing further afield to the continents of Europe, North and South America and even to Africa. We’re jet setting off to exotic destinations that some of us never dreamed would be possible. However when it comes…

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By 50 Shades, October 11, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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33 Lessons I’ve Learnt After 33 Years of Marriage

33 Lessons I’ve Learnt After 33 Years of Marriage

As many of you are aware, my son recently married his beautiful fiancee. It was the perfect day and I can only wish that he enjoys a long and happy marriage, as I have with his father. As next month marks my 33rd wedding anniversary, I thought it was only apt to reveal 33 lessons…

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By 50 Shades, October 4, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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 Tips for Seniors Travelling Solo

5 Tips for Seniors Travelling Solo

Travelling the globe is a terrific way to spend time with a friend, family member or significant other. But some data suggests it’s also an upward-trending opportunity for some alone time. According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, some 24 percent of people went solo on their most recent overseas luxury trip, up…

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By 50 Shades, August 23, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Making Time Just For You in Your 50s & 60s

Making Time Just For You in Your 50s & 60s

I often converse with women of my age, mostly those that have retired from full-time employment and have grandchildren. They all tend to lament that they barely have time to scratch themselves in their retirement and as a consequence they are tired and rundown. My initial thought is “how come they’re so busy? Isn’t being…

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By 50 Shades, August 2, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Choosing the right Cruise

Choosing the right Cruise

A cruise can be one of the best holiday experiences ever. It all comes down to choosing the right cruise for you and your particular preferences.

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By 50 Shades, July 11, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Winter Whales on the Gold Coast

Winter Whales on the Gold Coast

Winter and Whales go hand in hand on the Gold Coast. Every year these giants of the ocean migrate north along the East Coast of Australia seeking warmer waters to breed and give birth. As a population we have become obsessed with getting up close and personal with our amazing marine life, and there is…

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By 50 Shades, July 5, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Out & About in June on the Gold Coast

Out & About in June on the Gold Coast

You would think it being winter and all that I would be bunkered down, so to speak, for the cooler months. However the past month has been the exact opposite. It has been a huge one for me socially and I have been out and about in June on the Gold Coast like an excited…

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By 50 Shades, June 28, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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 Truths of Being a Travel Blogger

The Truths of Being a Travel Blogger

The truths of being a Travel Blogger (not all what it’s cracked up to be!) It’s interesting that when I meet people for the first time and they ask me what I do for a living, their reaction when I tell them I’m a Travel Blogger and Freelance Writer. For some reason they automatically think…

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By 50 Shades, May 31, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Preparation: Secret to Stress Free Travel

Preparation: Secret to Stress Free Travel

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. I’m sure you remember your teacher uttering those words from way back. Maybe before your dreaded exams. At least I know I do. Well, while old Mr Stevens might’ve had a weird moustache, and looked at the girls in a bit of a creepy fashion, I certainly can’t fault…

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By 50 Shades, May 24, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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Making a Sea Change?

Making a Sea Change?

Sea changing, tree changing, downsizing, moving on? Making a sea change? All the above seem to be considered, in one combination or another, to be a natural progression for those planning retirement, or already retired. Of course the reality is different for some retirees who choose to ‘retire in place’. Whatever your choice, I don’t…

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By 50 Shades, May 17, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy 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, photography, 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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