1,000 Places To See Before You Die

This 531 page pictorial is not one that you would take to bed to enjoy. Far too cumbersome, and from experience you would be paranoid about spilling a cuppa tea all over it.

No, this is definitely a coffee table book – without the coffee!

Autumn brings with it a welcome break from the humidity. We are able to take walks in the middle of the day again, the ceiling fans have at last been switched off, and make up doesn’t slide off ones face whilst dining alfresco. The old saying that Brisbane only has two seasons – humid and dry – is pretty much on the money.

Which makes it the perfect time to get those legs on the move again. Lots happening in the South East corner over the coming months. It’s as if we’re all making up for lost time.

At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. – Shanti

Off to a Rescue Deer Farm this week. Yep, like Rescue Dogs but with cuter furry animals. Deer and picnic baskets – a winning combination. Also off to tour an island only 40 minutes away with a horrific history of cruelty. A penal colony in the 1800s, any escapees tended to get eaten by sharks. Gulp.

Neither destination features in the above mentioned book. And that’s okay.

There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. – Charlotte Eriksson

13 thoughts on “1,000 Places To See Before You Die

    1. For a very big book I was disappointed in that the photos were all of the same places we see in travel brochures. Beautiful but nothing new. I have two holidays coming up within the next two months neither of which are included in this book. I also have day trips booked that don’t get a look in any brochures. The point, I guess, is there are lots of wonderful places to visit which are close to home and not covered by marketing dollars.

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  1. Love the painting! We are planning our post – pandemic world tour. So far the first two destinations are Alaska and Hawaii. From there we want to see Australia and New Zealand, Europe (but most importantly Germany), from there Indonesia, Japan, China, and maybe Russia… This year will be all the places close to home.


    1. Lots of Aussies enjoying travel – sales of caravans and mobile homes are through the roof and you have to book well ahead for motel/hotel accomodation. I’m doing an outback Qld trip next month and in a few weeks doing a road trip to follow the painted wheat silos in rural Qld. Happy to support local and visit country towns I’ve never visited previously 🙂

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  2. Yes so much to see in our area and I love following you on your explorations. I think this is the best time of the year to travel, perfect weather. Love that painting.


    1. Off on a road trip to see the painted silos around the SE corner in a few weeks and then Longreach in June ( which was originally booked for last year). Have you noticed all the different Festivals and happenings around the place lately? It’s as if we have woken up from a deep sleep……..

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