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How to Make and Stick to a Holiday Budget

How to Make and Stick to a Holiday Budget

Failing to stick to a travel budget can mean unexpected expenses can catch you (and your wallet) off guard. Recent research suggests 1 in 5 of us rarely or never stick to a holiday budget. Over 55s are the main culprits, with just over 1 in 4 (26.38%) throwing the budgeting rulebook out of the…

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By 50 Shades, November 30, 2022 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.
More Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

More Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

Recently I posted about my ten favourite overseas travel spots. However, I felt that my list was incomplete because I have so many other wonderful places to share with fellow travellers. Ten was most definitely not adequate! So without further ado here are ten more favourite overseas travel spots. Nusa Dua, Bali The upmarket resort…

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By 50 Shades, August 18, 2022 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 in Retirement

Travel in Retirement

So you’ve finally received the golden handshake. Going to work five days a week is no more. Your time has now become your own. Isn’t this what you’ve been working towards your entire life – retirement? For some, it is the start of a whole new exciting life. It can also mean travel in retirement…

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By 50 Shades, April 14, 2022 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.
Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

Favourite Overseas Travel Spots

After almost two years of not being able to travel overseas I confess that I’m longing to visit international travel destinations again. My wanderlust, although partially satiated by travelling within my own country, has still kept me thirsting for something more. I’m lusting for new adventures to foreign lands. In the meantime I’m reminiscing about…

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By 50 Shades, December 20, 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.
Australia is Resuming International Travel

Australia is Resuming International Travel

I don’t know about you, but I shouted “woohoo” when I heard that Australia is resuming international travel to some overseas countries in November. It was like a sign of hope for the future and definitely a step in the right direction for the Australian economy. Our international border was slammed shut in March 2020….

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By 50 Shades, October 8, 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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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 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.
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.
Is Group Travel Right For You?

Is Group Travel Right For You?

So you’ve decided to plan that much awaited and longed for overseas trip and you’re wondering where to start. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as jumping on a plane and taking off. There are many things you need to organise, prepare and plan prior to the big day. Is group travel right for you or…

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By 50 Shades, November 13, 2019 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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