Spotlight on SA

Lovely Laura

A couple of weeks ago I took a spontaneous bus trip north of the city to a small regional town rich in history. Laura is located 230 kms from Adelaide approximately 90 minutes drive away. If you keep travelling beyond the wine region of Clare Valley you will discover a small picturesque town of history and beauty. Continue reading

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Staycation Adelaide

Save time and money on your next holiday by choosing to vacation in your own city. It is no secret that Australians are adventurous and love to travel, but the new trend is for people to book a holiday closer to home. For those who don’t like to plan months in advance or have little time for a break, a staycation is the perfect solution. Continue reading

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Adelaide – Festival City

It has been a few weeks since I last posted on my blog, but it has been a productive break as I have been gathering and developing new stories and material to share with you in the coming weeks.  But now it is that time of year again when Adelaide comes alive with the sound of festivals.  There is much happening and you are quite literally spoiled for choice.  Whichever event you decide to attend, you can be assured of an entertaining day or night out with friends and family.  Continue reading

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Australia Plains

It has to be a sin for an Australian never to have been to Australia Plains.  Okay, so there is not a lot out there, but after the rains during winter rural Australia is beautiful. Continue reading

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Seal of Approval

A mini break to Kangaroo Island is more than a holiday.  It is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature.  There is limited network and phone access on the island’s west side but you hardly even notice. My mini break to Kangaroo Island last weekend was a chance to detox from the digital world. Continue reading

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It’s a Mad Mad March

The temperatures are still quite warm despite summer making way for Autumn.  Yet Adelaide is no less crazy and bustling with excitement.  Every festival, or so it seems, is scheduled during the month of March.  No wonder locals call this Mad March. Continue reading

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Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet

For a natural and unspoiled beach head south of Adelaide to Port Willunga.  Golden white, soft sand that meets cool, blue sea lapping gently against the shore.  A stretch of beach somewhat hidden away from the crowds is popular with families in summer.  However, the beach is not the only drawcard.  Perched on top of the hill is the Star of Greece restaurant, its name from the grain ship that tragically ran aground 200 metres off the coast. Continue reading

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It’s Showtime!

Yes, it’s that time of year again in Adelaide.  Time for fairy floss, rides, sideshows, animals and goodies bags at the Royal Adelaide Show.  From humble beginnings, the show started way back in December 1840 and has grown in size each year. Continue reading

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It’s Cabaret Season!

Reported to be one of the best cabaret exhibitions in the world and it belongs to Adelaide. This is the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Each year the city puts on a world-class event that brings approximately 48000 people to South Australia’s Riverbank Precinct. Continue reading

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Beauty of the South

As the temperatures soar in the city, the coolest place to be is on Granite Island at South Australia’s (SA) regional city of Victor Harbor.  A day trip to the south coast is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.   Continue reading

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