We’ve all seen pretty pictures of Tasmania, striking red boulders contrasting the white sandy beaches, crystal waters, not to mention the award-winning food and wine. As a photographer, it’s been on my bucket list for a while, so I decided to get together a bunch of girlfriends and jump in a car to find the best places to explore on a road trip.
In today’s modern world, we are all getting busier. We are time poor and with the invasion of social media in recent years, family time is rare, but more importantly -priceless.
It’s the new trend. We are all travelling more and with this, comes sharing our adventures on Social Media. Often, a great “Instagramable” location can determine our destination choice. In fact, many people travel to a location purely with the aim of getting that perfect “Instagram shot”.
Most of us have travelled to Sydney, but if you’re anything like me, every trip has been for a purpose – work, or an event. The cosmopolitan capital is not somewhere that I would usually go for a “holiday”, yet there are so many things on my bucket list that I just never seem to find the time to tick off.
Noumea – capital of New Caledonia. It’s about a 2 hour flight out of Brisbane, east and with a similar climate to South East Queensland, the September holidays are the perfect time to visit. Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia’s main island and located in the south of the island on a deep water harbour.
Easily one of the best places in Queensland to visit for incredible, up close underwater wildlife experiences is Lady Elliot Island. Not only is this a beautiful natural environment, but the opportunity to swim so close to turtles, manta rays and so many other marine life are just mind blowing.
O’ahu, Hawaii – my first trip to this amazing island. It’s somewhere that has been on the bucket list for quite some time. Prior to going, I was given tips by so many people and as I always do, I researched the hell out of the place to make sure I didn’t miss anything, so this is my condensed, concise version of what I thought was the absolutely must do’s and some tips and tricks that I discovered.
At the start of 2016, I made a commitment to myself that I was going to put everything into my photography for one year and see where it led me. Up until this point, I had been playing around, having fun but was at the stage where I pretty much had all the camera equipment I really required, so wanted to get out and travel and shoot as much as I could – around our own business and family commitments.