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Camping and Hiking at Carnarvon Gorge

Camping and Hiking at Carnarvon Gorge

One of our bucket list items for the past ten years or more has been exploring Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland’s Central Highlands. Highlands you might ask? Yes these do exist in Outback Queensland and they cover an area of around 60,000 square kilometres, making it just short of the size of Tasmania. We spent three…

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By 50 Shades, August 12, 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.
Australian Overseas Travel Swaps

Australian Overseas Travel Swaps

Many of us that had overseas travel plans for 2020 are feeling terribly let down about the prospect of no overseas travel this year. The Coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for we Australians to travel abroad and we’ve even had restrictions on interstate travel within our own country. With this in mind I’ve created…

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By 50 Shades, August 5, 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.
31 Favourite Instagrammable Aussie Places

31 Favourite Instagrammable Aussie Places

I’m a very proud Aussie and I like to promote my country wherever and whenever I’m able. If you are an Australian there are many good reasons to see Australia first. Not just because it’s easier to get around, as it doesn’t involve obtaining passports, visas nor getting on a long haul flight. Australia is…

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By 50 Shades, July 29, 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 Captivating Capricorn Coast

The Captivating Capricorn Coast

After travelling in our caravan for six months around Australia we returned to the East Coast and the captivating Capricorn Coast. This region stretches 95 kilometres from Stanage Bay to the north, to the mouth of the Fitzroy River to the south, and takes in the city of Rockhampton, seaside villages of Yeppoon and Emu Park…

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By 50 Shades, July 22, 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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A South Queensland Country Getaway

A South Queensland Country Getaway

We soon discovered that Tweeters was a country escape experience that ticked all the boxes – a peaceful and picturesque setting, with a large variety of farm animals and wildlife, walking trails along the gorge, superior accommodation and amenities, delicious meals and a fully licensed bar.

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By 50 Shades, July 15, 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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Life and Travel After Covid-19: Will Normal Ever Be Normal Again?

Life and Travel After Covid-19: Will Normal Ever Be Normal Again?

Like most people I’m scratching my head wondering when life as I knew it will ever resume again. The simple things I took for granted in my life will possibly never be the same again. Things like kisses and hugs with family and friends, going to the cinema, attending a concert or sporting event, hopping…

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By 50 Shades, July 8, 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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Road Trip on the New England Highway

Road Trip on the New England Highway

Road trips are a great way of seeing a variety of places and getting a small sample of what each place has to offer. It’s one of my favourite things to do. We recently set off in our caravan on a road trip on the New England Highway in New South Wales from Tenterfield in…

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By 50 Shades, June 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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Town of 1770:The Birthplace of Queensland

Town of 1770:The Birthplace of Queensland

Situated on what is aptly called, The Discovery Coast, the twin towns of Town of 1770 and Agnes Waters are about 120 kilometres north of Bundaberg in Central Queensland. These tucked away little villages are the perfect places to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is virtually no traffic…

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By 50 Shades, June 17, 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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Best Ocean Pools in Australia

Best Ocean Pools in Australia

Historically ocean pools were nature’s swimming pools that were constructed to dam the seawater in a purposely built enclosure with the changing tides. These manmade pools moulded into the natural rocks, grew in popularity in the 1900s as they provided swimmers relief from the heat during our hot summers and also protected swimmers from rips,…

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By 50 Shades, June 10, 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.
In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive

In My Backyard: Numinbah Valley Drive

A fabulous day trip from the Gold Coast is the Numinbah Valley drive. Around 40 kilometres from the Gold Coast in the glorious Gold Coast Hinterland is this scenically abundant valley. Numinbah Valley is trapped between the Springbrook Plateau to the east and the Lamington Plateau to the west and is broadly underdeveloped apart from…

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By 50 Shades, May 27, 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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