What a week the past week has been, I have been away for the first time this year and had a great time. There was plenty on the trip that I will be sharing over the coming weeks, so you have not missed out on anything. In the past, I have shared trips on a day to day basis. While I can see some good aspects of that, in this particular case I wanted to try something a little different.
For this trip, I spent two nights in Noosaville, QLD and two nights in Caloundra, QLD. Instead of sharing four or five posts, one for each day, I want to share destinations specific posts. What I mean is instead of sharing everything I did in one day, which may cover two or three different spots. I want to share each of those spots individually so that there is no getting confused about what is where.
The best example of the above is the second day that I was away recently. I spent some time in and around Noosa and Noosaville, with a trip out to Eumundi. While both of these areas are not that far apart (14km or so) they are not the same and putting them together into one post does not make sense. To share them both individually will be much more valuable to anyone looking to visit an area specifically.
Monday 19th March 2018
Coffee, My Favourite Coworker – Week 11, 2018
The week of coffee I shared did include some great cafes around Brisbane including a new addition. The newest one on the list this week was Viva Coffee Roasters, roastery cafe at Tingalpa. One that many locals may know the name of and could be the oldest of the group is Yatala Pies. Also included was Ashton & Old, Cambridge Lane Espresso, Billykart Kitchen, Degani and Allpress.
Tuesday 20th March 2018
A Drive Through Jacobs Well and Surrounds
Sometimes it is nice to take a little drive and visit an area that you don’t go to all the time. That is what I recently did with a visit to the area around Jacob’s Well. I have been out this way on some occasions before, but it is some time since I last visited. It is a rather nice area to go with the family for a picnic or BBQ, so something for others to keep in mind.
Wednesday 21st March 2018
When Great Planning Falls Apart
The reality is that not everything always goes just to plan, sometimes things just do not work as you expect. That is precisely what happened when I booked a trip to New Zealand and at the last moment realised I got some things wrong. Not only that but found out I wanted to change more while on the road. That is after planning everything in a single sitting and thinking it was all just right.
Thursday 22nd March 2018
5 Tips to Start Using Your Camera More
Even the cheapest of digital cameras are designed to be used and if you keep it in a bag at home that is the last thing that is going to happen. But especially if you have gone and spent thousands of dollars on a camera, you need to find the motivation to use it. I have a few tips for you in this post that might help you either get motivated or find a way to start using your camera more.
Friday 23rd March 2018
Booking A Hotel? Do Your Research!
When it comes to travelling, there is a good chance that one of your most significant costs is going to be your hotel. All of the different booking sites like to make you think they are the best option. But you still need to put in some work yourself if you want to be sure you are getting the best deal. That includes checking out the price directly from the hotel at the same time.
Saturday 24th March 2018
A Short Visit to Ipswich, QLD
Unlike my post earlier in the week about Jacobs Well, Ipswich is an area that I have not visited much at all. So when I found a reason to go for a visit I took a short walk and checked out a couple of the heritage places in the area. While this post does just cover a tiny part of the city, I think that a return visit will be on the cards very soon.
What I am Reading
One thing I like to include for you are a few posts that I have read over the past week. Always happy to check out other peoples posts so please feel free to drop me a link in the comments or via the contact page.
Iceland is one of the countries that I very much wish I had more time in to explore more than I did. The Golden Circle was one of the area’s I did get to visit, and while it was not winter when I visited, it was also far from summer. I think that there would be benefits to visiting at both times, but some of the points they make in this post are also good.
Ok so I may not be travelling with a family of any sort, but the UK is another country that interests me when it comes to exploring. So I am happy to look at other people’s perspectives on exploring with or without a family. Looking through this post there does look to be a lot of potential for the area, so I am going to have to do a little more looking.
Travel is something that tends to cost a lot of money and can cost even more when you are travelling alone. But this post does have some interesting ideas about how to bring down or offset some of those costs. Not saying that it has solved all of the problems of the costs of travelling but well worth taking a look.
I hope that you have enjoyed the roundup this week. As usual, I would be keen to get any feedback that you might like to give. Whether that is suggesting a post, I might like to read on yours or another blog, or about any of my posts. So please feel free to leave a comment below.