Posts Tagged: Australia

Culture
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
October 11, 2018
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Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. However, it took me a lot longer to write this post than I initially anticipated. I knew from the outset I didn’t […]
The Arts
Art on the Street – Melbourne II
June 26, 2018
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Art on the Street – Melbourne II
Two years have passed since my last trip to Melbourne, and my first post on Hosier Lane street art. On this visit I had the time to wander many of Melbourne’s street art galleries and capture the best to share with you here.
Design
Style Profile: Florence Broadhurst
June 7, 2018
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Florence Broadhurst – Wallpaper Wonder & International Woman of Mystery
Enigmatically eccentric Australian, Florence Broadhurst, made an indelible impression on the design world before her life was cut short in a gruesome murder that to this day remains unsolved.
Travel
What to do on the Gold Coast – Creative Corners
April 3, 2018
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What to do on the Gold Coast – Creative Corners
If you’ve ever seen images of Australia’s stunning white sand beaches, there’s a high chance some of those pics were snapped at the Gold Coast. While there are oodles of beautiful beaches right around our island nation, the Gold Coast’s hot summers, mild winters, magnificent beaches and lush hinterland have made it a holiday spot […]
Travel
Creative Corners: What to do in Sydney
March 22, 2018
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Creative Corners: What to do in Sydney
Many first-time visitors to Australia ask, Sydney or Melbourne? Having lived five years in each city during my lifetime and loving both, I have to answer Sydney. From an international visitor’s perspective, Sydney offers the most in terms of iconically Aussie experiences in a relatively small geographic area. From iconic landmarks and historic sights to […]
Travel
Creative Corners – How to Spend 72-Hours in Melbourne
March 1, 2018
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Creative Corners – How to Spend 72-Hours in Melbourne
It’s hard to encapsulate Melbourne’s most inspirational spots in a few highlights. Melbourne is a lifestyle city, it’s not a place I view with a shortlist of must-sees, but a vibe that has to be experienced for an extended period there. In fact, for the last seven years straight, Melbourne has topped The Economist Intelligence […]
Travel
Essential Summer Packing List for Australia
February 1, 2018
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Essential Summer Packing List for Australia
Australia is a BIG country, comparable in land size to the Contiguous United States. This makes for a varied landscapes and climates that can challenge even the most experienced packers. This summer packing list for Australia covers the essentials for enjoying the urban centres, sundrenched beaches, tropical rainforests and searing outback during the warmest months. […]
Nature
Art by Nature – Australian Flowers
January 30, 2018
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Art by Nature – Australian Flowers
Ambling through the Australian flowers of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha I suddenly see the native flora through someone elses’ eyes – artist, illustrator and author May Gibbs. It’s been many years since I followed Gibbs’ Aussie-bush inspired characters Snugglepot & Cuddlepie on an adventure, or looked into the wide eyes of a button-cute Gumnut […]
Travel
The Best Places to go in Australia
January 25, 2018
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The Best Places to go in Australia
The Great Southern Land really is great, in fact Australia is the 6th largest country on Earth! With all that ground to cover, where should you start exploring the land Downunder? Well as a born and bred Aussie and world wanderer, I’m here to help you prioritise the best places to go in Australia.
Travel
Creative Corners – What to do in Brisbane
January 23, 2018
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Creative Corners – What to do in Brisbane
Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland boasts a mild, subtropical climate and the channels the laid-back attitude that Australians are known for. Caught between tourist destinations, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane is often been overlooked as a destination in its own right. So what is there for an international visitor to […]
Travel
Tasmania Self-Drive 7-Day Itinerary
October 19, 2017
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Tasmania Self-Drive 7-Day Itinerary
What struck me most in the seven days of my Tasmania road trip, was the diversity of the landscapes. On an island of only 68,401 km² (26,410 mi²), the most southern state of Australia contains everything from rugged mountains to beaches that could be mistaken for tropical islands (until you feel the water temperature). There’s so much […]
Architecture Nature
The Darling Downs – Weekend Road Trip From Brisbane
February 2, 2017
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The Darling Downs – Weekend Road Trip From Brisbane
Having passed through the Darling Downs previously, I knew there were wonderful wineries, abundant berries, delicious apples, and scenic lavender farms. This visit, with summer timing and closer inspection, I found some unexpected inspiration along the way. My drive to Warwick and beyond surprised me with sunflower fields, heritage architecture, pop culture and beautiful waterfalls, […]