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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.
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, June 3, 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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Book Review:The Joy Of Water

Book Review:The Joy Of Water

We’re all going nowhere at present. So for most of us we can only enjoy a bit of armchair travel and dream about our next holiday. Recently I was sent a copy of this lovely coffee table book published by Lonely Planet called “The Joy Of Water”. Once I opened it I was enchanted by…

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By 50 Shades, May 20, 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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Bundaberg, The Burnett & Bargara

Bundaberg, The Burnett & Bargara

We were on the homeward trail and discovered that the brakes on our caravan were in need of repair so we decided to stop in Bundaberg for a few days. The region of Bundaberg is 375 kilometres north of Brisbane in Queensland and comprises the major city of Bundaberg, with the small towns of Gin…

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By 50 Shades, May 13, 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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The Future of Travel for Australians

The Future of Travel for Australians

As of 24th March this year the Australian government implemented a total travel ban for overseas travel to other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we were lazing about in Bali on a holiday when our family contacted us and said “Mum and Dad we think you should high tail it home”! You can…

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By 50 Shades, May 6, 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: Border Ranges National Park

In My Backyard: Border Ranges National Park

During these crazy times I realise that it’s difficult to even think about travel. In particular overseas travel has been put on the back burner for the majority. Those with travel plans for 2020 have now had to cancel arrangements. My husband and I are currently trying to cancel our flight, cruise and accommodation bookings…

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By 50 Shades, April 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.
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How To Become A Tourist In Your Own Town Or City

How To Become A Tourist In Your Own Town Or City

Life has become particularly challenging for most of us at present due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are living in lockdown, not able to see friends and loved ones, having to cancel travel plans and unable to sit in a public park or on a beach. It’s tough! We need to remember that these restrictions…

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By 50 Shades, April 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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Cabin Fever? Plan A Slow Travel Experience for 2021

Cabin Fever? Plan A Slow Travel Experience for 2021

After the first few months of 2020, many of us are becoming intimately familiar with cabin fever. Why not enjoy a bit of mental relief and give yourself something to look forward to by planning a slow travel experience for 2021? The name may sound like it’s all about moving as slowly as possible from…

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By 50 Shades, April 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.
Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast stretches from Hervey Bay to the north to Rainbow Beach in the south in Queensland. It takes in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Island and the coastal villages of Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.

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By 50 Shades, April 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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