Welcome to another week in review at Travel Explored. It has been an interesting week and I have made the move to get up a little earlier. I think it is four or five days that I have been awake around 5 am. There have also been a couple of mornings where I have made my way out to capture the sunrise.
There has been a rather large disconnect between the number of times that I might go out to capture the sunset over the sunrise. It is relatively easy to be in a reasonable location to capture the setting sun. On the other hand, to capture the sunrise poses more of a challenge. In Brisbane, Australia there are numerous months over summer where you would have to be awake and on location before 4 am. That means often being awake by 3 am or earlier. However, now with the sun rising just after 6 am, it makes it much more practical.
Below is one of the photos from the sunrise on Thursday morning at Victoria Point, Queensland. I waited for about 25 minutes in one spot for the sunrise, and end up capturing this photo as I was walking back to the car.
In the past week, I have also managed to get my drone in the air once or twice. As I write this I am still considering if or how I will put the footage together, or if I even have enough footage to use. But you can be sure that once I get something online I will share it via the blog.
This week I kick off with a post that takes me back to a short road trip I took in 2015. With this post, I hope to kick off two threads in the coming weeks. The first will be a series of posts revisiting a couple of trips that I did not share in the past couple of years. The second is a series exploring some points about road trips, something I want to do this year.
Monday 17 April 2017
Road Trip Brisbane To Stanthorpe
Back in April 2015, I headed off from Brisbane on a little road trip. I was heading to Stanthorpe just under four hours south. But instead of the direct route, I decided to take the scenic route over three days.
Wednesday 19 April 2017
What Is Holding You Back From Travelling?
There are many different things that might hold you back from heading off and travelling on the trip you have always wanted to take. Maybe it is work, maybe money or just the feeling that something bad might happen. In this post I explore some of the things that hold us back.
Friday 21 April 2017
4 Hazards You May Face On A Road Trip
Heading off on a road trip can be a lot of fun. But at the same time there are some things that may come up to spoil it. I go over a couple of the things that I can think of which are worth considering if you are heading off on a road trip.
What I’m Reading
While it looks like I share a lot of content myself, I do also get a chance to read other people’s blogs as well. Below are just a couple of posts I found interesting and wanted to share with you.
The 10 best beaches in Australia
It can be nice to read about home sometimes and this one caught my eye. Now I am no fan of the beach, in fact, I doubt I have been swimming at the beach more than once in the past five years. But this list is a little loaded towards my home state of Queensland with five of the top ten beaches.
Young Adventuress – Get To Know Me
I do not think it is that often I would include what is essentially the about me page from a blog here. But honestly Liz (Young Adventuress) has a great page, I am sure there will be a post or two show up in this section from time to time.
How To See Antwerp, Belgium in 24 Hours
If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed I have shared a few photos from Antwerp, Belgium recently. Of course, in posting some of these images I have been doing a little research as well and came across this post on Flirting With The Globe. It is a good little quick guide for anyone visiting the city for just one day.
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Coming Next Week
Here is a short teaser for the following week on the upcoming posts. If you have any requests or thoughts on what you would like to read feel free to get in touch via the Contact Me page.
Making The Most Of Holiday time
Do you ever get back to work after a holiday and feel like you need to take another holiday to catch up. Maybe this post is for you, a couple of ideas to keep in mind when planning a holiday.
Hiking Godley Head – New Zealand
In this post, I take things back to 2015 when I visited New Zealand. On one day I joined a small group to hike an area known as Godley Head, south of Christchurch.
Future Travel Thoughts for 2017
I consider some of the options that I would like to consider for travelling through the rest of 2017. Just putting some ideas out there and we will see what comes to pass before the end of the year.
Enjoy The Weekend
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