Entries by Jocelyn Watts

Jumpers and Jazz in July: Qld’s quirky festival

9 reasons to visit Jumpers and Jazz in July Looking for a fun-filled winter getaway in Queensland? Head to the Queensland city of Warwick for Jumpers and Jazz in July. The 10-day festival celebrates winter with all the exuberant colours of nature and delicious flavours of local foods. Warwick’s streets come alive with fantastic tree […]

Australian native finger limes burst with flavour

Discover the unique flavour of Australian native finger limes Australian native finger limes have been held in high regard by Indigenous peoples for medicinal purposes for centuries, and now, this unique fruit bursting with flavour and character, is making itself known on the menus of many restaurants on the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland. Bearing […]

Mead: Our new favourite drink

Mead is on-trend for wine lovers. Discover why here! Mead is having a moment in Australia. The ancient drink, made from fermented honey, has been popping up on menus at trendy bars and restaurants across the country. It even popped up at the Relish Food and Wine Festival in Maryborough, Queensland, with the state’s first […]

Driving the future with electric vehicles

EV upsurge is for grey nomads too! Grey Nomad? You might not know it but there’s a trend spreading through our population like wildfire—electric vehicles (EVs) are popping up all over Australia! It makes sense too; with fuel prices skyrocketing, many grey nomads can’t afford the high cost of running a camper or motorhome anymore […]

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Greg McGarvie, on a mission for Earth

Greg McGarvie’s big dream: Electric vehicles for Australia Launching a fleet of light commercial electric vehicles for the Australian market is at the top of Greg McGarvie’s bucket list. It’s a bigger dream than many of us have, but it’s one that’s been several years in the making. Now, the ACE EV Group Managing Director […]

High Tea: The Secrets of Success

There’s something about High Tea with Mary Maryborough’s beloved Mary Poppins Festival is back on track in 2022 after a two-year hiatus because of Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns across the world. To welcome the festival’s return, organisers paid tribute to its historical significance by hosting a High Tea for its founding group, Maryborough’s Proud Mary’s Society. […]

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Croquet: A great Way To Enjoy A Holiday

Croquet clubs make for great travel destinations Have you ever played croquet? No?! Well, it’s definitely time to add it to your bucket list! While visiting the Queensland city of Bundaberg, members of the Bundaberg Croquet Club introduced me to the classic game and I have to say, it was a lot of fun. The […]

Get inspired by these 9 WA culture experiences

Add some Western Australia culture to your bucket list Western Australia is a vast and beautiful part of the world, with plenty to offer travellers looking for new cultural experiences. From bustling city life to countryside exploration and everything in between, Western Australia has something for everyone. Here are nine new cultural experiences you can […]

Lightning Ridge: discover desert wonders in NSW

Unearth the Gems of Lightning Ridge Opals aren’t the only gems of Lightning Ridge — discover natural desert wonders and eccentric monuments, and unearth underground art galleries and a moonscape of mines in this New South Wales outback town. Go beneath the surface The best way to see the outback is by getting your hands a little dirty. […]

Titanic Memorial Cruise 10th Anniversary

Titanic Memorial Cruise 2012 Remembered The RMS Titanic is a ship that will be forever remembered for its sinking on April 14/15, 1912. One hundred and ten years have passed since the tragedy when more than 1500 lives were lost. Ten years ago in 2012, I had the privilege of being one of 235 Australians […]