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A Land of Fire and Lava

A Land of Fire and Lava

Looking for somewhere different with mind-blowing natural phenomena? Then consider a small Spanish-owned island off the coast of North-West Africa, called Lanzarote. Nicole Buckler finds the good stuff. Europeans, Scandinavians and Russians know Lanzarote well....

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MUST-HAVE CARAVAN ACCESSORIES

MUST-HAVE CARAVAN ACCESSORIES

The Caravan Repair Company at Burleigh Heads is known across Queensland and New South Wales as the place to go to restore a caravan or get it fixed. They tell us what accessories makes the caravanning experience even better. Caravanning is great fun and very much part...

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From Caravan to Cruise

From Caravan to Cruise

Our caravan aficionados Jan and Peter (both 74) combine a caravan holiday with a cruise holiday, making the most of a Queensland getaway. With winter approaching, the warmer weather in northern Queensland was looking attractive! We decided to follow the Queensland...

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TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK

TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK

There are bushwalks all around the Gold Coast. But, if you want something a little different, then head on up to the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, and make peace with your fear of heights! Nicole Buckler reports. We lowlanders on the Gold Coast don’t get up to the...

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THE BEST LOCATION ON THE GOLD COAST

THE BEST LOCATION ON THE GOLD COAST

We all need a staycation to remind us just how lucky we are here on the Coast. One night at the Rhapsody is enough to make us remember why we all moved to the Gold Coast in the first place! Nicole Buckler reports. I am putting it out there and you can write in...

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House Swap Staycation

House Swap Staycation

Now that staycations are all the rage thanks to Covid, here’s an idea for you. You can swap your house for someone else’s house and live with all the comforts of home while being somewhere new. 79-year-old Ingeborg tells us about her swapping escapades. I have been a...

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Bad Grandma Hired to Attract New Customers

Bad Grandma Hired to Attract New Customers

An Instagram grandma called “Baddie Winkle” says she has been stealing your man since 1928. Holiday company Hotels.com have got together with a bad-ass grandma who calls herself “Baddie Winkle” to encourage people to go travelling (staying in their hotels, of course)....

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5 Tips for Modern Caravan Restorations

5 Tips for Modern Caravan Restorations

The Caravan Repair Company at Burleigh Heads is known across Queensland and New South Wales as the place to go to restore a caravan or get it fixed. They tell us what tips we need to know if we want to hang on to our beloved caravan. If you are somebody who has...

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BORDER CROSSING ADVENTURES

BORDER CROSSING ADVENTURES

Silver Adventurers Jan and Peter (both 73) hit the road in their caravan to explore the stunning Border Loop which exists at the edges of New South Wales and Queensland. The Scenic Rim straddles Tamborine Mountain, beautiful Lake Moogerah, the rugged Mount Barney and...

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TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE (ALMOST!)

TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR FREE (ALMOST!)

Want to do something different with your free time? Then how about working your way around the world in exchange for food and board? Check this out. We live in the era of peer-to-peer exchanges. The internet has allowed us to share our houses, our cars, our caravans,...

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THE SHITBOX RALLY HEADS FOR THE GOLD COAST!

THE SHITBOX RALLY HEADS FOR THE GOLD COAST!

Welcome to the whole bag of crazy that is the Shitbox Rally. It’s a super-fun way to raise money for charity. This year, the event finishes up at the Gold Coast. And then, it starts from the Gold Coast again just a few days later! Cars participating in the Shitbox...

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The Darling River Run

The Darling River Run

Silver Adventurers Jan and Peter (both 73) hit the road in their caravan to explore the iconic Darling River Run. The Darling River is Australia’s third longest river. It winds 2,740km through Outback New South Wales. Part of the Murray-Darling Basin, the Darling...

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A White Christmas in Sweden

A White Christmas in Sweden

In Australia, Christmas is just a day. In the far‑Northern hemisphere, it’s a whole season, a feeling, a lifestyle, a philosophy, and a food group. Let’s hope for a white Christmas next year in a Covid-free world. Nicole Buckler reports. If you grew up in Australia,...

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Volunteer Away Your Retirement! The World Needs You!

Volunteer Away Your Retirement! The World Needs You!

Volunteer now! There are many projects around the world that need your life skills! Many people are using their retirement to volunteer and give back. Here are some of their stories. VOLUNTEER STORY 1 - DOCTOR MAGGI GOES TO PERU Retired doctor Maggi Gallaher said...

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BINNA BURRA Back Open and Still on Top of the World

BINNA BURRA Back Open and Still on Top of the World

Enjoy one of Australia’s Great Drives from the Gold Coast to Binna Burra! There’s a new $35m road to the Gold Coast’s peak destination with amazing views across the Numinbah Valley to the ocean. The best time to visit is undoubtedly midweek to enjoy Binna Burra’s...

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Free Bus Travel for Seniors and Veterans!

Free Bus Travel for Seniors and Veterans!

Free Bus Travel! Yaasss! Seniors and veterans can now explore the Gold Coast for free…and that is our favourite price.  On weekends, our beautiful city is buzzing. From farmers markets to shopping centres, glittering beaches to lush hinterland, there is so much...

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