Magnetic Island, a small isle located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is a great place to snorkel, or relax on the many beaches, or explore the Fort Walk to see fantastic views.
A Tasmanian resident shares his island and its many interesting animals…from Duckbilled Platypus to Little Penguins and Pademelons, Kangaroos and snakes!
What Attracts ex-pats to Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide? By Ruth Simons Recently, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Australia were ranked in The Economist’s top ten “most livable” cities in the world: in first, fifth, and seventh respectively. While Australia currently ranks 11th on the HSBC Expat Explorer league table. So, just what is it about these […]
Fraser Island should, and must, be known as its original and true name of K’gari By Hannah Batson Indigenous populations around the world have fallen victim to the hostility of European settlement, but K’gari’s story is one of the most heartbreaking yet regrettably untold examples of this brutality. However most disturbingly, the name of Fraser […]
By Mary Govoni There’s been a lot of environmental coverage in recent years about the frightening status of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientists and journalists alike are determined to spread the word that climate change is having devastating effects on the coral and the ecosystem as a whole. I’ve read headlines as drastic as: “Large […]
Three Queensland Islands in Oz: Lizard, Hamilton and Fitzroy By Kent E St John Islands are a strong pull for me, a strong enough pull to fly to the other side of the world from my home in the Hudson River Valley of New York. The fabled Great Barrier Reef was a part of my […]
Gisborne, New Zealand: the North Island’s Hidden Gem By Kurt Jacobson I stumbled upon Gisborne in a most unusual way in 2002. After my wife and I had visited New Zealand for our second time I was convinced I wanted to own real estate there. I scoured the internet for two full years researching all […]