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Monique is a reformed workaholic. An event, arts and hospitality manager by trade, Monique has recently left her office job in search of a slower and happier existence. After being diagnosed with an anaphylactic food allergy in 2009, Monique is now rekindling her love affair with food and sharing with you the ways to travel safely with a food allergy. Monique is also the author/editor of www.thewomenwho.com

Just Another Australian in Bali

We set out with wide eyes and big hopes. After being stationary in stunning Mission Beach for 6 months we were ready to stretch our legs in Bali. We wanted adventures by day and to stroll along endless beaches by night. We wanted to visit small village towns, view the volcanoes, the sunsets over the water and take our time...

Seeking paradise in Bali

We moved about Bali seeking a place that would rival the coconut-fringed clean beaches and ancient rainforest we just left behind in Mission Beach. Maybe it’s because we had been so spoiled over the past 6 months, or maybe it’s because Bali is just not the place for us, but we struggled to find paradise in Bali. The closest...

Five Weeks In New Zealand’s North Island

We were lucky enough this year to live a dream that we have had for several years now. We bought a campervan and toured around NZ! Well.... the dream was to tour for 12 months, working as we go and sleeping in the most remote and picturesque places you could ever dream of. The reality was that we very,...

Blog entry: Two months and too many adventures to keep up with

It's now been just over two months since we left Mission Beach and we may not have kept the blog up to date but believe me, we have been collecting stories to retell later. I won't go too much into detail because now that we are living the roadtrip life again things are a lot calmer and we have...

Adulting sucks. Give us back our life of freedom

At the risk of sounding like a ‘typical Millenial’, I hate being an adult. It has been just under 6 months since we re-entered normality (or as we like to call it adulting) and we cannot wait to leave it. Not that we don’t love it here in Mission Beach, we do, we just hate all that we have...

The Ultimate Aussie Tropical Roadtrip

We have had an EPIC time bouncing around Queensland and Northern NSW, however if I had to pick any stretch that really blew me away, it would have to be the inital three weeks that we spent between travelling Townsville and Cape Tribulation in late 2015. From the dry, red-rocky outcrops of Townsville you will pass through luscious waterfalls, pristine...

Learn to Surf Roadtrip: 2 weeks return from Brisbane

This learn to surf roadtrip itinerary will see you hit up seven top surf beaches along the Southern Queensland and Northern NSW coast. You can choose your own way of traveling, but for us it's a mix of budget-conscious and comfortable camping. We will give you our choices of places to stay and things to do and see (for those on...

Stories from FNQ: Blog update

I’m sitting outside under our verandah, listening to the frogs vocally wake up as we get our first day of real rain for the season. In fact, yesterday was the first day that it rained since we moved into our house in Mission Beach. Of course, it rained for nearly the full the two weeks that we spent in...

Life In Tropical North Queensland

When we decided to drop anchor in Mission Beach, a part of Tropical North Queensland for 6 months there were some things that I expected to change in my daily routine. I expected to be hotter, much hotter and for life to run at a slower pace. I expected to be frustrated that I could not swim in the ocean...

Mission Beach: An Island Paradise on the Australia Mainland

It was on a midday walk along the palm-tree fringed beach that the thought hit me, 'what if we never find a place more beautiful than this?'. Apart from being filled with awe at just how magnificent life is here in Mission Beach, I'm also scared that we have peaked too early. I know that everyone thinks that when they are...

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