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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.
The Popularity of Caravanning & Camping in Australia

The Popularity of Caravanning & Camping in Australia

It’s no longer regarded as a popular pastime just for retirees and grey nomads. The popularity of caravanning and camping in Australia is now going viral and is appealing to a wide range of age groups and cross section of Aussies. A 2020 report from the Caravan Industry Association of Australia states that: “In 2019, the…

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By 50 Shades, September 30, 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: Northern New South Wales

Australian Beaches: Northern New South Wales

Australian Beaches: Northern New South Wales photographic feature is the state where I live, only just across the border from the Gold Coast in Queensland. I love the Northern New South Wales coastline as it does have some fabulous little holiday spots and gorgeous beaches. We have spent many a camping holiday at some of…

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By 50 Shades, September 23, 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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Book Review: Epic Surf Breaks of the World

Book Review: Epic Surf Breaks of the World

Maybe we can’t travel the world at the moment. But at least we can travel in our heads by reading great travel books like Lonely Planet’s latest release called “Epic Surf Breaks of the World”. It’s irrelevant as to whether you’re a surfer or not, because this beautifully illustrated book will have you enthralled from…

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By 50 Shades, September 16, 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.
Best of Bargara

Best of Bargara

I’ve discovered that some places are worthy of a second visit. This is what brought me back to the seaside town of Bargara on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on the Coral Coast. However this time around, instead of just a day trip, we spent a whole week here seeing the best of Bargara. Where…

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By 50 Shades, September 9, 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.
What to Wear When Travelling in Your Caravan

What to Wear When Travelling in Your Caravan

Most modern caravans these days are equipped with a wardrobe and a fair amount of cupboard space. It’s always very tempting to throw in a heap of clothing just because you can. However what we need to keep in mind is that this all adds extra weight and this can contribute to the overall weight…

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By 50 Shades, September 2, 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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