This is Australia: Kingaroy wineries QLD

Ask a Queenslander to cite one thing they know about Kingaroy and most will respond with 'Joh'; Joh Bjelke Petersen that is, Queensland's longest serving and most controversial premier (1968-1987) who called this South Burnett town home. From crushing unions to outlawing protest marches to plunging the state into the infamous Fitzgerald Inquiry all the … Continue reading This is Australia: Kingaroy wineries QLD

This is Australia: Yeppoon QLD

No longer the sleepy seaside town I remember from years ago, Yeppoon has transformed and emerged as a bouncy holiday destination. There's definitely been loads of thought by town planners to get the right combination happening. The beachside is refreshingly devoid of highrise; instead it's awash with lush landscaping, playgrounds, a long beach and a … Continue reading This is Australia: Yeppoon QLD

This is Australia: Charters Towers QLD

Talk about being caught by surprise at the 9,000 strong town of Charters Towers. Big dividends are certainly being delivered to visitors who venture to this once gold mining giant. Despite Charters Towers' glory days being well and truly over, a number of grand structures from that era still stand proudly, preserved in their original … Continue reading This is Australia: Charters Towers QLD

Croatia

Croatia was the final destination in our three month Balkans trip and it was extremely easy to lap up everything Dubrovnik, Korcula Island, Split, Vis Island, Zadar and Zagreb offered in sun drenched July. UNESCO listed Dubrovnik, the very popular Game of Thrones and cruise ship town was our introduction to Croatia. This 15th century … Continue reading Croatia

Montenegro: Belgrade to Bar train and Kotor

If you love train travel, then you must arrive in Montenegro from Serbia on the rather famous Belgrade to Bar train. This is the train line that Tito commissioned in 1976. His trademark blue carriages were used to conduct meetings with officials from the Yugoslavian countries as well as heads of state from foreign countries. … Continue reading Montenegro: Belgrade to Bar train and Kotor