• Travel,  Whale Watching

    Blink and you miss it – 2019, that is!

    Wow, where on earth is 2019 disappearing to? I swear it really is a year of ‘blink and you miss it’. After my last couple of posts (posted from Sydney) I got back home and promptly came down with the Head Cold From Hell. 😷 (Yes, it deserves capitalisation…) I basically quarantined myself at home so I didn’t infect any of my coworkers. What a great welcome back from leave! (Not.)

    Anyway, I’m finally on the road to recovery and it hit me today… it’s just over 6 weeks until I’m headed to Hervey Bay for whale watching!! I was 😁 at the thought but also 😬 because guess who hadn’t booked a single freaking thing for her trip? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Yes, that would be this doofus.

    Thankfully I have now started to get organised and booked my accommodation (through AirBNB) plus a couple of whale watch tours. I’ll be to be in Hervey Bay for 6 days/5 nights and with limited time I’m having to be choosy about what I can and can’t do. I really really REALLY want to do at least one whale swim though, so I’m being preferential to providers that provide that or who I know are really good tour operators.

    Still making final decisions but it looks like I’ll be going with:

    And while all this is going on, I’m still trying to nail down my Canada itinerary for late September-mid October! 😱

    I love travel but the planning really does my head in sometimes. 😅

  • Travel

    Travel for 2019

    When I was thinking about holidays for this year, I decided to do things a bit differently. I LOVE taking long holidays but they’re not always practical (getting leave approved, expense, etc). So this year I wanted to see more of Australia – closer to home, shorter trips.

    The decision I made was to do a lot of long weekends/short breaks, specifically to places I hadn’t been before or haven’t spent much time at.

    So far, I’ve:

    • spent 6 days in Noosa (and it was beyond amazing 😍)
    • a long weekend (4 days) in Darwin in early March
    • I’ve just returned from a long weekend (2 nights) in Hobart.

    I have loved ALL of my trips and at some point I will come back and blog about them.

    Still on the list for this year I have:

    The Canada trip was actually a very last minute decision. I hadn’t been planning to go anywhere overseas this year! But then the Rock the Rink tour was announced and I couldn’t NOT go! So first trip to Canada – YEW! 🇨🇦 I’ll spend most of my time on the west coast/BC area, though I’m also hoping to get over to Toronto and possibly the Banff/Jasper area as well.

    The best bit I’m REALLY excited about with these trips is I’ll be going whale watching in ALL of those locations!! 😁 I deliberately moved my trip to Canada earlier so that I could visit during their whale watching season.

    Stay tuned! No doubt I’ll be posting updates in the coming days/weeks. In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions for things to do/places to stay/spots to visit for Canada or Perth, please feel free to share in the comments – I’d appreciate any help!