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Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

On my travels around Australia, I became obsessed with some of the majestic Australian sunsets and sunrises that I witnessed. There were a kaleidoscope of colours, including fiery red, crimson, cerise, magenta, lilac, burnt orange, tangerine, golden yellow, saffron, vermillion and shocking pink. Some were captured over the ocean, lakes or lagoons and some were…

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By 50 Shades, September 17, 2021 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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Must See Places on the Macleay Valley Coast

Must See Places on the Macleay Valley Coast

We love the North Coast of New South Wales. Over the years it seems that we have almost explored every little nook and cranny along this coastline. However, there is always another spot that we haven’t visited. One of these being Hat Head, that we discovered is one of the must see places on the…

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By 50 Shades, September 3, 2021 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.
Travel and Covid-19

Travel and Covid-19

The world as we know it has changed dramatically in the past 18 months. I recall that I was slothing around at a beach resort in Bali, when my kids contacted me. They said “Mum you better come home before you get locked out of Australia”. My immediate thought was “are you serious?” Covid is…

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By 50 Shades, August 28, 2021 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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Places To Visit In South East Queensland

Places To Visit In South East Queensland

Our  COVID-19 “stay at home” restrictions have been eased over the past month. In Queensland we were only able to partake in recreational travel at a radius of up to 150 kilometres from our homes for day trips. However, in what was exhilarating news for Queenslanders we are now able to travel for leisure throughout…

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By 50 Shades, August 11, 2021 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.
Portuguese Gastronomical Delights You Shouldn’t Miss

Portuguese Gastronomical Delights You Shouldn’t Miss

Portugal is a marvellous travel destination that offers a lot more than just beautiful beaches and tasty seafood. There are also plenty of delicious local delicacies worth trying! In this blog post, we’ll take you on a culinary journey through the country’s gastronomical delights. From sweet desserts to savoury dishes, there’s something for everyone. So,…

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By 50 Shades, May 25, 2021 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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10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

One of Australia’s closest neighbours across the ditch (Tasman Sea), is the land of the Kiwi, New Zealand. Because it is so close and has very affordable air fares, I have visited New Zealand on many occasions, and not just to ski the slopes, but to marvel at its splendour. I can give you at…

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By 50 Shades, November 1, 2020 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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Travel Blogging Eight Years On

Travel Blogging Eight Years On

Next month marks the eighth year since I commenced my blog. Although it only seems like yesterday, in some ways it seems like an eternity ago. During this eight year period I’ve seen my blog evolve from the ravings of a fifty-something year old to a respectable travel blog. I must say that travel blogging…

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By 50 Shades, October 28, 2020 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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10 Years Of Travel: Best & Worst

10 Years Of Travel: Best & Worst

It really has been a great ride! Over ten years ago my husband and I started to travel extensively, once we became empty-nesters. Looking back we have had some incredible travel experiences, and then some that were not so good. Here I list our 10 years of travel: best and worst. 2010 – Phuket &…

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By 50 Shades, October 21, 2020 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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Australian Beaches: Queensland

Australian Beaches: Queensland

Australian beaches rate amongst some of the best in the world. In Queensland, the Sunshine State, there are an abundance of sun-drenched, golden sandy, azure blue water and pristine beaches in the place I used to call home. Starting with the Gold Coast here are some of Queensland’s finest beaches: Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Fraser…

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By 50 Shades, October 14, 2020 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 Best Things to Do in Currumbin

5 Best Things to Do in Currumbin

Currumbin is a very popular suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland. It does have very good reason to be regarded as a beautiful part of our coastline. It not only has a spectacular beach but it also has an estuary that is perfect for all types of water activities. Here are the 5 best…

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By 50 Shades, October 7, 2020 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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