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Travel the world on $100 a day.

Travel the world on $100 a day.

Aug 13, 2018

It is eleven months since we first left Gympie and started to travel the world on $100 a day. We set our budget on a fairly random basis and to be honest, we had no idea if we could do it. As we prepare to set off on the new leg of our adventures in

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There is nothing like meeting face to face

There is nothing like meeting face to face

Aug 10, 2018

Even with all the new technologies that we have today, there is nothing like actually getting together and chatting through ideas face to face. So one of the really important things that we wanted to do while we are in Gympie was to get together with Steve from A3rev. He is our expert on all

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The best time of year to visit….

The best time of year to visit….

Aug 8, 2018

It is a bit cold here in Gympie this morning but this is Queensland, so by 9 o clock I am sitting out in the sun and warming up nicely. That got me thinking about one of those travel questions. “What is the best time of year to visit…?” If, like the friend we are

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Ticking the boxes

Ticking the boxes

Aug 6, 2018

It is a turning out to be a couple of weeks of ticking boxes here in Gympie before we head off again. Our renewed driving licences arrived in the post today. Tick. I had my hair cut and Suzannah is there on Wednesday. Tick. Catching up with friends. Tick, tick, tick. We have also been

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Cooloola Berries for the best strawberries!

Cooloola Berries for the best strawberries!

Aug 4, 2018

I love a success story. A story of a family business made good, that is still run by those who started it. We came to Cooloola Berries when they first opened and picked their delicious strawberries and enjoyed their cream teas. And today we came back, and though the cafe is bigger and better, the

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How Suzannah became an “It Girl”

How Suzannah became an “It Girl”

Aug 3, 2018

Little did we know, when we arrived in Brisbane in the pre-dawn light, that the story would end with Suzannah becoming an “It Girl”. It didn’t start well. The airline had ripped the handle off her suitcase and we duly reported it to the enquiries desk. After some discussion, the offer of a new suitcase

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Around The Next Corner Excitement

Around The Next Corner Excitement

Aug 1, 2018

Have you ever watched those ads promoting supplements?  They are always very happy to tell you about all sorts of amazing benefits they”may” have. They probably don’t……. but they “may”. This morning I have decided that I “may” have a Syndrome. I am calling it “ATNCES” What does it stand for? “Around The Next Corner

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This little beauty stole my heart!

This little beauty stole my heart!

Jul 31, 2018

One of the unexpected bonuses of housesitting is testing driving other people’s home appliances. In less than a year we have become au fait with a variety of ovens, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and the bane of James life coffee machines. And let us not forget the entire minefield of all things television; Foxtel, Netflicks

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Be Aware of Cultural Sensitivities

Be Aware of Cultural Sensitivities

Jul 29, 2018

Cultural sensitivities are something that we try to be aware of as we visit other countries. Now that we are back in Australia, I thought it was time to warn everyone about a couple of very sensitive issues for Australians. When I first arrived in Oz 17 years ago, I was taken aside within the

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Travel Insurance – my forte

Travel Insurance – my forte

Jul 28, 2018

Travel Insurance or rather all insurances are my forte, according to James! Probably, very largely due to the fact that his eyes glaze over at the fine print. He can manage chats on the phone but when it comes to pages of conditions, he is not the man for the job! I had initially thought,

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The Beast

The Beast

Jul 27, 2018

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. His name is The Beast and he has joined the family for the duration of our next housesit. The housesit is for a great friend while she goes skiing with her family. Like the family in Penang, she very generously said that

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A tastier story

A tastier story

Jul 26, 2018

It seems that our posts, at the moment are all about food. The last one was all about a mushroom. Today is an altogether tastier story. Yesterday we had a day trip back to Gympie. I had not been back for six months and it is always a mix of the familiar, the new, the

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