Travel Explored Week 8 Round Up

Travel Explored Week 8 Round Up

Welcome to the weekly round, in this post I hope to bring everything together for the past week. Putting it in one place for those that don’t have time to check back every day, but who still want to catch up on my new posts.

The week started out well for me, with some plans to explore a couple of places to share on the blog. I got to get out once on Tuesday to visit the area around Jacobs Well. Nestled in between Brisbane and the Gold Coast the area is currently very much focused on farming. However, there are some rather extensive plans for the future in this area that will likely see it developed into something of a satellite city. A development like this will only bring the Gold Coast to Brisbane Corridor one step closer to one continuous area.

Through the progression of the week, the rain has played into dampening my plans. But not to worry, I never honestly see the rain as a big problem, just that it means I need to delay things. But either way, I have a list of some 50 or so places around Brisbane and surrounding areas. I want to explore these places and share them with you over the coming months.

I think that is about all I have to start this off, so let’s take a look at the new content and a little of what else I am reading.

New Content

Monday 19th February 2018
You Had Me At Coffee – Week 7, 2018

Coffee - St Coco Cafe, Daisy Hill

If you have been following the blog this year, you will realise that I might have a love of coffee. Again this week I got to share a few great cafes, with a couple from down south in Coffs Harbour and Gosford. But also a great selection from around Brisbane. The cafes that featured this week were Supply Coffee, Dramanti Artisan Roaster, St Coco Cafe, Merlo Coffee, Oliver James Coffee, Hunter & Scout Cafe and Zanzibar Riverside Cafe.

Tuesday 20th February 2018
Weekend Photo Walk at Bulimba

Bulimba - Ferry Terminal

After sharing a little weekend challenge, I took my advice and headed out for a small photo walk. The area that I decided to visit was Oxford Street at Bulimba. The area here is an excellent spot for coffee, food, shopping and movies. I enjoyed the walk and capturing some of the areas in photos, even though I have visited many times before.

Wednesday 21st February 2018
Favourite Sunsets From 2017 Part 2

Sunset - Gold Coast Spit, 5th February 2017

Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing some of my favourite sunset photos from the past few years. With this post, it almost finishes what I have in my archives. But there are some great ones to finish off this series of posts. So if you like a good sunset photo why not check this collection out. You can also find others from this series here – 20142015/2016 and 2017 Part 1

Thursday 22nd February 2018
The changing Prices of Cruising

Just like many other aspects of the travel industry the prices of cruises can fluctuate quite significantly. Many factors play into what price you might pay, and in this post, I take a look at a few of the more common ones. Things like the area of the world in which you live, supply and demand, and the time in the sales cycle which you book.

Friday 23rd February 2018
Wandering Around Cleveland Point

As I mentioned in the opening of this post, I am looking to share some more of the local areas near me with you. One that I have recently visited to share is Cleveland Point. In the past, I have visited Cleveland Point extensively both to capture the sunset and as a nice spot to catch up with friends. Take a look and maybe if you live in or near Brisbane consider making time to visit Cleveland Point yourself and take a look.

Saturday 24th February 2018
Be an Observer When Travelling

Observer - Catania Stairs with colourful pots

One of the things that I often find when travelling is how much more I tend to see than others. While I do tend to travel solo, for the most part, there have been times when I have got to know the difference between what I see and what others see. Often this is the result of discussions with others on tours, cruise ships, or time spent with friends. Learning to observe a little more when travelling or even at home can be a great asset to see and experience more.

What I am Reading

I have a few interesting posts for you this week if you are looking for something a little more to read. I specifically find this part of the post interesting as it forces me to go out and read other people’s blogs. Something that I am not always that good at doing myself.

9 Times You’ll Regret Being Cheap When You Travel

There are some of these things that I have experienced and of course some that I have not. But I cannot say that I have regretted any of these decisions yet. The ones that I have experienced such as early flights and public transport are experiences. I have never booked a hostel for the reasons mentioned, and the rental car company doesn’t have to be cheap to leave you waiting for the shuttle.

The RTW Trip Giveaway: A Winner’s Update (Part 1)

When I came across this post I kind of wish, I knew about the contest at the time to enter myself. But the next best thing about any experience I believe is reading about it through someone else’s eyes. I am going to have to keep an eye out for some more updates, as the questions that Nomadic Matt asks are a little different to the typical travel experience that many share.

How to Travel to Iceland on a Budget

I found this post as a result of the previous post on Nomadic Matt’s website. Heather, who has this blog was the winner of the contest that Nomadic Matt ran, so I decided to check out her blog. Having a little look at her post about travelling to Iceland caught my attention as it is a destination that I have loved visiting. Being a solo traveller when I went I can see the benefits of some of the things that she mentions.

Thank You

I hope that you have enjoyed the round up this week. If you have any comments, thoughts or requests please feel free to leave a comment below.

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