A Guide to Sunflower Spotting

Judging by the increasing amount of yellow that is flooding my Instagram feed lately, it’s clear that sunflower season is now upon us. From December to March, expansive fields of the tall flowers start blooming all over Allora and the surrounding towns. Located in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, Allora is a two hour drive from Brisbane, just 20 minutes North of Warwick. The sunflower field … Continue reading A Guide to Sunflower Spotting

11 Signs It’s Summer in Queensland

Queensland: Australia’s Sunshine State. You would think that living in one of the northern parts of our sunburnt country that I would be used to the heat and rejoice come Summertime. You would be wrong. For someone like me, whose complexion resembles that of a speckled white marble bench top, Summer is definitely not one of my favourite seasons. If you’ve somehow lost track of … Continue reading 11 Signs It’s Summer in Queensland

Japanese Etiquette: A Guide for the First-Timer

Most people associate Japan with bustling city streets, delectable cuisine and quirky pop culture. However, Japan has a softer side that travellers may not expect when they venture over to the land of the rising sun. Despite it’s frantic and full-on nature, manners and etiquette are a significant part of Japanese culture. It can be difficult to adjust to certain cultural practices however it is … Continue reading Japanese Etiquette: A Guide for the First-Timer

In Stills: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

In June/July my family and I took a trip to the heart of Australia and we couldn’t leave without visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Here are some photographs from that trip.     We were lucky enough to go and experience walking through Bruce Munro’s art installation The Field of Light. The art piece was made up of over 50,000 frosted glass … Continue reading In Stills: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park