Category Archives: Brisbane & Surrounds

Washing clothes on the road; packing light & protecting the environment

;This is not a new discovery, far from it, but it’s one that works really well for us so I thought I’d share it with you. Whether we try to limit clothes and pack minimilistically or take everything we own, we still need to wash our clothes and with three kids who seem incapable of…

Making airbnb work for you

US AirBNB has saved our arse quite a few times; saving us from homelessness in France; allowing us to tour Europe in the summer of 2016 and encouraging us to travel the world at a fraction of the cost (in comparison to staying in hotels) however it’s also bitten us on the arse a few times…

Amazing sunsets from Currumbin rocks, Gold Coast.

The history I was interested to know how such a large volcanic rock could end up on a sandy beach, so I did some research. It is estimated that over a period of FOUR MILLION YEARS the volcanic rocks of Mount Barney & Mount Warning erupted leaving lava in the creek beds. With the constant…

Maroochydore River Boathouse at Sunrise

Maroochydore River Boathouse Sunrise   Learning how to photograph One of the ways I significantly improved my photography was through practice.  I bought my first DSLR (A Nikon D7000) in October 2012.  Within a year I had clocked up 150,000 shutter depressions! This seems an excessive amount and it’s mostly because I was learning how…

10 things to do on Moreton Island

Moreton Island Moreton Island is Emma’s most favourite place in the world. Out of the whole wide world, Emma loves this place the most and it’s not hard to see why.  With pristine, 30km beaches and turquoise waves lapping at the shore, it is a beach lovers paradise. 10 things to do 1) Big Sandhills…

We got up at 3:30am for sunrise at Dicky Beach, Queensland

This shipwreck on Dicky Beach, QLD, the SS Dicky cargo ship, dates to 1893 when it first swept up onto beaches. It remained relatively intact until the storms and flooding of 5 years ago when the council appear to have removed a significant amount, under the guise of safety which added to its further demise….