19 JUL
Whats in a name?

What is in a name? Would that which we call Allspice Street in Bellbowrie, Brisbane still smell as sweet were it any other name? Not a chance! I reckon Queenslanders would have to be up there with the...

General

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4 JUL
Our Top Five Sunday Drives to explore south east Queensland

Confession, my partner and I are relatively new to Brisbane. To familiarise ourselves without our new adopted local area we have embarked on several Sunday drives to explore the city surrounds. We&r...

General, Travel

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1 JUL
How downsizing saved me

I thought owning a 4WD meant my partner and I would spend our weekends going on camping trips and driving on the beach.  How wrong I was! I look back now and chuckle. Why would a young couple buy...

General, Motoring Tips

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23 JUN
You wont believe the tactics some drivers use to fight sleep

I was on my way home from an overnight shift. I was exhausted and all I wanted was bed. As I sat at a traffic light, I suddenly realised I was staring into space and the light had turned green. How lo...

Road Safety

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16 JUN
Capitalising on my commute

Warning: This blog was written by a Millennial. It references multiple #firstworldproblems and reading may incite ridicule. I’ve recently decided to give public transport a whirl.  Everyt...

Life Happens, Sustainable Mobility, Travel

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9 JUN
My inner wombat needs taming!

Winter. It’s fun for the first few weeks. I get to wear big coats, eat porridge and my hair doesn’t frizz (as much)!  I initially welcome the opportunity to go into hibernation &ndas...

Travel

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1 JUN
The (Trivial) Pursuit of Road Safety

Usually reserved for Tuesdays at the pub, or around the dinner table with family, trivia is now roadside. It has been for a while, since 2012 in fact, but I hadn’t come across the trivia-focuse...

Weird and Wonderful, Road Safety

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30 MAY
Battle lines drawn in battleground state

Peak-hour congestion can turn the most serene and composed human into a monster.  In recent years I’ve spent many weekends driving from Central Queensland to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, a...

Road Safety

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26 MAY
The lasting impact of a fatal crash

I’ll never forget it. I remember exactly what the body lying in the middle of the road looked like. It was the first time I’d covered a fatal crash as a cadet reporter for a regional newsp...

Road Safety

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19 MAY
A walk in their shoes...what it's like to be a drought-stricken farmer

I was lucky enough to team up with a group of RACQ Foundation volunteers last week, helping farmers affected by drought. On our way out to Longreach, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I’d hea...

Community

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