Today was one of those rare and lovely days where we woke up with absolutely no plans at all. It was such a beautiful winter’s day with the sun shining and the temperature rising to the high 20’s! Dan and I packed our beach towels and a book each and headed to Lighthouse Beach, one of our favourite beaches in our hometown of Port Macquarie. We parked our car at Tacking Point Lighthouse and decided that rather than head down to Lighthouse Beach, we would…

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We spent a week over the New Year period on beautiful North Stradbroke Island, located off Brisbane in Queensland. North Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as it is better known is the world’s second largest sand island and is one of Australia’s best kept secrets! We spent a wonderful week exploring Straddie’s white sandy beaches which boast crystal clear waters, beautiful inland lakes and hidden waterways, scenic walks and enjoying the large numbers of native wildlife who call this island home. Straddie is easily accessible, affordable,…

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After Christmas, we packed the car to the brim with all our boards and camping supplies and headed up the coast to North Stradbroke Island. North Stradbroke Island is located off the coast of Brisbane in Moreton Bay and was about a 10 hour trip from our home in Port Macquarie. North Stradbroke Island is also known by its Aboriginal name, Minjerribah and as Straddie, by both locals and visitors alike. Coming in at second to Fraser Island, Straddie is the world’s second largest sand…

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By the time we arrived in Mykonos we had truly fell in love with the Greek islands after our two weeks soaking up sunshine and culture on Kos, Santorini and Paros. Mykonos is one of the most glamorous islands in Greece and has the reputation as the wild child of Greece with its party reputation! We spent just two nights on Mykonos and spent most of our time relaxing by the pool at our hotel, the very beautiful Tharroe of Mykonos, exploring the whitewashed Cycladic streets…

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The third island on our Greek Island hopping itinerary was Paros, a gorgeous island boasting sandy beaches, charming villages and beautiful landscapes. We were staying at the gorgeous Astir of Paros and spent our days exploring the island in our cute little AutoParos Suzuki! Paros is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and has something for everyone! We loved the traditional villages of Naoussa, Parikia and Lefkes which are wonderful examples of Cycladic architecture with whitewashed Greek houses, paved streets and blue-domed churches…

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