Happy New Year 2020. It is a great time to embrace new opportunities. I am excited.

What’s one thing you’ve done so far in 2020 or are doing today that makes you happy?  What’s the last thing you did just for fun? A New Year always brings new opportunities.  You ready? Look into your crystal ball to ONE YEAR from now and imagine the life you’re living.  This isn’t only about what you’veContinue reading “Happy New Year 2020. It is a great time to embrace new opportunities. I am excited.”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a fun city that I definitely want to go back to. I ventured there in September and I now very much regret not planning to stay longer. The weather was perfect in September too, not too hot or too cold. It was a friendly, clean and welcoming city. The biggest draw cardContinue reading “Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA”

Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent.

I recently visited The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, USA. On display at the museum is an actual camp bed that was used by George Washington in 1775. I have to say, it looks remarkably similar to camp beds people use today. It seems to be a design that has lasted centuries. This particularContinue reading “Camping in 1700s, with a Model T Ford in 1915 and The luxury of a 1920’s trailer tent.”

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit is a city in recovery with a very strong and fascinating history. I stayed in downtown Detroit. It wasn’t a bad location but transportation in Detroit isn’t one of Detroit’s strong points so there were a lot of Uber rides. Downtown Detroit is a contrast of abandoned buildings and new city life. There areContinue reading “Detroit, Michigan”

Birdsville Races – Top things to do while you are there.

The iconic Birdsville Races are run each year on the first Friday and Saturday in September every year. If you haven’t been before then you need to make the trek to outback Queensland. You don’t get much more remote in Queensland than Birdsville. Every year brings something different. One year it rained out the RacesContinue reading “Birdsville Races – Top things to do while you are there.”

Gold Coast Marathon Weekend – combining two of my loves, travel and running.

I have a lot of friends who enter marathons, triathlons and other running events, but this was my first real go at a large event like the Gold Coast Marathon weekend. A friend of mine was putting together a team of people in the name of a charity, the Red Beard Challenge – Run forContinue reading “Gold Coast Marathon Weekend – combining two of my loves, travel and running.”

This one’s for Mal

This is a story about a great Aussie bloke named Mal.  Mal is the sort of man that has been the spine of the outback all his life giving spirit and strength to small community groups and keeping the sport of Bronco Branding alive. Mal is an accomplished Bronco Branding champion and well regarded forContinue reading “This one’s for Mal”

LONGREACH, Queensland – A free camping spot that was second to none.

Darr River, Morella – A hidden gem. After a long day of driving through Western Queensland we decided to see what free camps might be available near Longreach as paid camping seemed to be hard to find.  We filled up with fuel in Longreach, got some supplies and searched the trusty Wiki Camps App. AboutContinue reading “LONGREACH, Queensland – A free camping spot that was second to none.”

Eumundi Markets – World famous markets on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

These markets are one of my favourite markets in Queensland.  The colourful and fun Eumundi markets are held in the town centre of Eumundi, 20 km from Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  They are held every Saturday and Wedensday, rain, hail or shine.  If you are travelling by car from Brisbane itContinue reading “Eumundi Markets – World famous markets on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.”

MOUNT ISA RODEO – An outback event not to be missed.

THE BIGGEST RODEO IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. The Isa Rodeo is a bucket list event, something you have to do at least once in your lifetime.  It is a spectacular week of fun and entertainment in Outback Queensland, Australia.  The Mount Isa Rodeo site suggests that the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is where the romance ofContinue reading “MOUNT ISA RODEO – An outback event not to be missed.”

Winton’s Way Out West Fest, 2018.

The small outback town of Winton went all out between 19 – 22 April 2018 to celebrate Waltzing Matilda.  Winton is a friendly town 5 hours from Mount Isa, 6 hours from Townsville and 15 hours drive from Brisbane, Queensland. A devastating fire in 2015 all but destroyed the old Waltzing Matilda Centre.  Three yearsContinue reading “Winton’s Way Out West Fest, 2018.”

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival 2018

This year’s Julia Creek Dirt n Dust (DnD) Festival (#DnD18) was once again another great event on the North West Queensland event calendar.  Julia Creek is a little outback town 3 hours from Mount Isa, 7 hours from Townsville and 17 hours drive from Brisbane.  Every year this little outback country town comes alive for aContinue reading “Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival 2018”

Brisbane Beer, one of my most favourite topics!

Having often walked past the XXXX Brewery in Milton (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) I thought it was high time I stopped and had a look.  It turns out luck was on my side.  The Brewery holds tours several times a day.  This @FitAverageJo LOVES beer.  Surely it was 5 o’clock somewhere.   The tour of the XXXXContinue reading “Brisbane Beer, one of my most favourite topics!”

Paronella Park, Far North Queensland

I always have to know the story.  This is why I love to travel.   Ruins, ghost towns and abandoned buildings have always fascinated me.  I want to know the story behind the place.  Who lived there, what is their story, why did they leave, who was the last person to walk away, did theyContinue reading “Paronella Park, Far North Queensland”

Is a 12 week fitness challenge right for you?

Is a 12 week fitness challenge right for you?  If you want to lose a whole lot of weight quickly and you need a quick fix to jump-start the ‘new you’ that you dream of……..then NO, a 12 week challenge is not for you. It won’ t last. It’s not sustainable.  It’s a short cutContinue reading “Is a 12 week fitness challenge right for you?”

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