Markets in Eumundi: Queensland’s BEST

My very first experience of the Eumundi Markets was a long time ago when I was just a small child. It was a weekend and my dad was delivering hay to a supplier in Eumundi. I wanted to go with as I always did when dad went on a delivery, so I did. Let me…

Couchsurfing: it is more than just free accommodation

So I recently signed up for Couchsurfing, have already hosted twice…and I love it! For those of you who don’t know, Couchsurfing is a way you can find accommodation whilst travelling, for FREE. The idea is that, instead of exchanging money, you have a cultural exchange. For example you could show your guest around your…

Former UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The following sites have been delisted from the UNESCO World Heritage List, causing them to lose conservation funding and grants, and the title of holding a World Heritage Listed site. Even though these places have been delisted, you can still visit them. 1. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman Now known as the Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve.…

I Crossed Something Off My Bucket List…

Today I crossed a world heritage site off of my bucket list…but not because I went there. I crossed it off because it has been destroyed. It is no longer the incredible 2000 year old site in Iraq which has been long known for the well preserved artefacts and integrity of the structure. It is…

Get More Out of Your Travel Experience

Travelling the world can give you a new perspective of life. You will be immersed in a new culture and learn more about the world and yourself than you could have ever imagined. These are a few of my tips to help you get the most out of your travels. 1. Take a minute Unlike…

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls between the 21st January and the 20th February, and is the longest running festival in the Chinese Calendar. Small scale celebrations began c.2300BCE during the Neolithic, but it was not until the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1050BCE) that New Years celebrations became a part of the year end religious ceremony. During the…

A Walk Through Time: Undara Lava Tubes

I visited Undara during a geological field trip a few years back. I had no idea what to expect because I had never even heard of them before – how had I not?! Obviously I googled before I went and I learned that it was the largest known lava tube system in Australia; spanning over…

Why I Don’t CELEBRATE Australia Day

It is nearly time for another Australia Day and all the celebrations that go with it. Contemporary Australia Day is a reflection on the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and is marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming people in to the Australian…

Showing Courtesy at World Heritage Sites

Every World Heritage site you visit will have general rules for your behaviour whilst visiting the site, but what is culturally appropriate and what is not? Respect Behaving appropriately at any World Heritage site all boils down to respect. Respect of the place and respect of the peoples. High levels of visitation, recreational activities, illegal…

Bundaberg Heritage Museums

Bundaberg boasts a huge amount of heritage complimented by their historical societies, museums and factories. The Hinkler House and Hall of Aviation, Historical Museum and Fairymead House are all in the same complex as the Botanic Gardens, while the Bundaberg Barrel, Sugar Mill and Distillery are all in the same area. This makes a day…