Discovering Queensland’s Moreton Island

Moreton Island is only a 90-minute barge ride from Australia’s third largest city, but once you get there you feel like you’ve been transported into a world a million miles away.

In the hour-and-a-half it took to get from Brisbane to the beach we could feel the city stresses becoming a distant memory, much like the disappearing view of the city from the back of the boat.

Despite being so close to a capital city Moreton Island is relatively free from the crowds, particularly in off-peak times.

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Making the decision to hike the Inca Trail

In a sign that we’re well and truly in the grips of a midlife crisis, my partner and I have decided to hike the Inca Trail to celebrate our 50th birthdays this year.

We thought that a trip to the 15th century Incan city, Machu Picchu, would make us feel young. After all, there’s nothing like standing beside a 600-plus year-old ruin to make you feel like a spring chicken.

Admittedly, after hiking for four days across mountainous terrain, possibly battling altitude sickness, we may feel like 90-year-olds. Continue reading