Category: Lifestyle

Colour Me Brisbane – a look back at the G20

Although opinions were, and to a degree still very much are, divided over whether or not the recent G20 Summit held here in Brisbane was a good thing for the city and its citizens or not, one thing is for sure – organisers lit up the city in celebration of the event in a display which has been beautifully captured in this video, “Colour Me Brisbane”, from local time-lapse aficionado, Brett Montgomery.

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Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

About 9 years ago, I set about putting together the start of what has become a pretty lengthy and ambitious personal “bucket list”. The list was hastily, but thoughtfully, crafted a couple of weeks before leaving for Canada, where it was hoped I would be able to start ticking off items in stylishly grand fashion.

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Beer lover's guide to Brisbane

Beer lover’s guide to Brisbane

No doubt about it, lil’ ol’ Brissie has grown up substantially over the past decade. With a spate of fantastic cafes, restaurants, live music bars and more popping up all over the inner city area over the past little while, there’s no wonder that earlier this year, Lonely Planet named Brisbane…

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Cania Gorge Camping

Cania Gorge Camping

About 6 months ago, Kirsten and I came up with the grand idea of using the October Labour Day long weekend this year to travel further afield in Queensland than we have before, for a bit of a camping adventure somewhere involving a gorge.

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Hiking Mt Maroon

Hiking Mount Maroon

This weekend Kirsten and I found ourselves with a Saturday clear of plans and commitments and therefore, as has been the theme of these last few winter/autumn months, we made the decision to find a decent hike somewhere in south-east Queensland to keep us occupied.

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Caloundra Weekend Away

Caloundra Weekend Away

After picking up a fantastic 2-night hotel stay on Wotif.com (shameless plug) a couple of months ago, Kirsten and I took off for Caloundra, and more specifically Bullcock Beach on the Sunshine Coast for a couple of days of blue skies and exploration of the local area.

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Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

Abbey Medieval Festival 2013

A couple of years ago, I acted on an off-the-cuff suggestion by a friend and made the journey about 30 minutes north of Brisbane to observe the unique annual historical event known as the “Abbey Medieval Festival”.

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Tenterfield & Girraween National Park

Tenterfield & Girraween National Park

With a precious long weekend (thanks Queen Lizzie) up our sleeves, Kirsten and I took off early last Saturday morning and headed south of the border, deep into the beautiful “Granite Belt” region of northern NSW.

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1 Day in Paradise – Tropical North Queensland

1 Day in Paradise – Tropical North Queensland

From the crystal clear waters of the pristine “Daintree Rainforest”, the oldest rainforest on the planet, to the vibrant colours of the world famous “Great Barrier Reef”, Tropical North Queensland is undoubtedly one of the most special and exciting places in Australia to visit.

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