A Caravan Adventure Across the Outback

Caravan travel in Australia has rocketed in popularity. Calling themselves Grey Nomads, adventurous retirees from all over the world are setting a rather fun example by caravanning around the Australian heartland. Jan and her husband Peter joined them. Here is their story. When I retired after decades working in education, I wanted to do something…

Boardies Need a Rethink – Here’s Why

Boardies are water repellent and quick-drying. But the chemical that makes them water-repellent is also a major pollutant. So we need to change our thinking on them. Boardies and PFAS PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are chemicals used in many products because they repel water and stains. However, a growing number of scientists are expressing…

A Virtual Reality Beach Cures All

Virtual reality beaches can make us feel better in uncomfortable situations! IMAGINE WALKING along a beach on a lovely day. The waves are hitting on the shore, crabs are scurrying in the sand, you can hear the calls of the seagulls. You turn to continue along the path feeling calm and relaxed. Then, you suddenly…

An Endless Runway at the Gold Coast?

A new type of circular runway is shaking our ideas about how airports can be run using much smaller spaces, reports Nicole Buckler. The Gold Coast Airport is growing. International property and infrastructure group Lendlease has been appointed to deliver Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expansion. This is the next phase in the $370 million…

Swell Sculptures to Hit the Beach Again

Swell Festival: Mark the diary Gold Coasters! One of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful stretches of sand will be transformed into Australia’s most stunning outdoor art gallery. The SWELL Sculpture Festival will arrive at Currumbin Beach on September 13. The festival runs until the September 22. The vast coastal landscape at Currumbin Beach will be…

HOTA – The New Art Mecca to Arrive Soon!

The new HOTA Gallery has begun construction. The plan is that it will open sometime in 2021. Here’s  sneak peek! By Nicole Buckler HOTA Concept The concept for the new HOTA Gallery is the result of an international design competition. The design reflects HOTA’s role as THE cultural destination for residents and visitors. And, of…

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