Tag: Backpacker

Recharge & Routines in Airlie Beach

RECAP, RECHARGE AND ROUTINES After returning from my 3 day, 3 night sailing trip on the Whitsundays (see Sunsets, Sailing & Secret Missions) I decided to stay in Airlie Beach for a few days to recharge and get a bit of routine back in my life. It was hard keeping up with my blog posts, Read More …

Nature-loving in Noosa

FROM LONG COASTAL TREKS TO LARGE WEEKEND MARKETS From pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and lush, tropical rainforests to sophisticated shopping and delectable dining, Noosa has it all. I spent a number of days exploring the natural beauty of the popular resort town, relaxing on the beach, SUP boarding along the river and trekking across Read More …

Caught the clouds in Coolangatta

SUNRISE MISSION AND GOLD COAST EXPEDITION Coolangatta, the southernmost seaside town of the Gold Coast and of Queensland sits north of the New South Wales border. Arriving here late on a Monday night, and only staying a few days, Coolangatta (referred to by locals as Cooly) somehow seemed more laid-back and calm than Byron Bay. Read More …

The Abdominal Sandman

BEACH SAND AND A CHRISTMAS TAN Having grown up in South Africa, warm, sunshine-filled Christmases are incredibly familiar to me, but this year was quite unlike the last. I went from ice-cold weather to sweltering hot, humid, and damp conditions; from spending the day out on the slopes, to cartwheels and dancing with sand between Read More …