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Queensland: A State of Excitement!

Queensland: A State of Excitement!

Very aptly called ‘The Sunshine State’, Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. But more importantly Queensland is a state of excitement! Queensland has an…

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By 50 Shades, April 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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Best National Parks in Australia

Best National Parks in Australia

Australia’s most spectacular landscapes and seascapes are to be found in our National Parks. They are places for exploration and immersing oneself in nature, are great for a low cost family holiday and are also the most important places for conservation and biodiversity. The best National Parks in Australia include great wilderness areas and some…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.
Exploring East Bali

Exploring East Bali

Most Australians visiting Bali stay in the crowded and more popular areas on the south coast at Kuta Beach, Legian and Seminyak, or the surfing spots of Uluwatu and Canggu. Otherwise they may head inland to the central foothills of Ubud for a health retreat and to see wonderful arts and crafts that the area…

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By 50 Shades, March 24, 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: In Her Footsteps

Book Review: In Her Footsteps

I’m a big fan of reading travel books, magazines and blogs. I scan the travel supplement of the Sunday newspaper every weekend reading about new and exotic travel places to seek adventure. I get excited reading about a place and then visiting it for the first time filling up my sensory organs with new smells,…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.
Tassie Trip:Richmond

Tassie Trip:Richmond

Richmond resembles an old English village maybe set in the Cotswolds or somewhere else just as enchanting. I had to keep reminding myself I was in Australia as I wandered around the streets with camera in hand.

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By 50 Shades, March 18, 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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Planning a Trip to Australia

Planning a Trip to Australia

From time to time I’m asked by other travel bloggers who live overseas for advice on planning a trip to Australia and what are the must see places. I usually tell them that Australia is a vast country measuring 3860 kilometres long from its most northerly point to its most southerly point in Tasmania, and…

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By 50 Shades, March 11, 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.
How Purposeful Activity Affects Mental Health

How Purposeful Activity Affects Mental Health

Having a sense of purpose can work wonders for your mental health and happiness. As you approach retirement, you may have mixed feelings: excitement for a new season and the end of your working days; as well as anxiety over the clean slate and how you will spend your time. While you are preparing for…

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By 50 Shades, March 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.
The Eurobodalla: Land of Many Waters

The Eurobodalla: Land of Many Waters

The Eurobodalla, ‘Land of Many Waters’, on the South Coast of New South Wales extends from beautiful Batemans Bay in the north to Tilba in the south, a distance of 87 kilometres. The coastline here takes on a much more rugged and remote landscape with ancient rock formations formed back in the ice ages, extinct…

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By 50 Shades, March 4, 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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Time to Declutter and Simplify My Life

Time to Declutter and Simplify My Life

Lately I’ve been feeling unmotivated and guilty for not leading what I feel is a “meaningful” life. These feelings of despondency, boredom with my life and disinterest in things that I normally enjoy doing, has begun to worry me. I even started to think that I was a little depressed. This new year/new decade, I…

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By 50 Shades, February 26, 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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Tassie Trip: Hobart

Tassie Trip: Hobart

The wonderful thing about Hobart is that is has retained much of its original charm and heritage which is evidenced in its many historical Georgian-style sandstone buildings spread around the city.

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By 50 Shades, February 19, 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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