One of the most enriching experiences you can have in Thailand is that of living like a local. At Baan Are Gong Homestay you are guaranteed to feel right at home in one of their comfortable double or twin rooms. Baan Are Gong Homestay is right on the river in the enchanting heritage-listed city of [...]
Author Archive: Craig + Safiya
Craig & Safiya are a 30-something pair that hate the 9-5 routine life and instead seek out new adventures and share them with other travellers.
As full-time travellers they promise to not take themselves seriously, not to annoy each other and to not to drink too many cocktails.
Irresistible charm It’s no secret – we love Thailand. Really, really love it. We love the crazy, charming city of Bangkok. We love the stunning islands and, we’re about to fall in love (we’re sure) with the enchanting Chiang Mai. We love Thailand so much that we went twice in one year. And we’re not [...]
Journey to Heron Island We agree that the marina is the best thing about Gladstone, located on the Capricornia Coast of Queensland. Most likely that’s because it’s the place of departure to Heron Island. The river appears surprisingly clean, in spite of the amount of mining industry located in Gladstone. Run-of-the mill motel rooms can fetch upwards [...]
A nasty, ex-tropical cyclone moved down the Queensland coast over the past week days, tearing through towns along the way as well as affecting those of us stationed out to sea on the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Heron Island was pelted with heavy rains and damaging winds, bringing down trees and whipping [...]
When you think of Queensland, Australia chances are you’re not picturing the town of Gladstone in your sun-filled daydream. The town has little to offer the average traveller, catering largely to the blue collar, fly in/fly out workers lured here by the big bucks from multinational mining companies operating in the area. There is a [...]
Situated on the southern banks of the Brisbane river, close to the Port of Brisbane, Fort Lytton provides a snapshot of Australia’s military history dating back to 1879. Fort Lytton was constructed to protect shipping lanes & ports from enemy attack, serving as the primary post of defence from 1881 to the 1930s. At a [...]
Here we take a look back at 2012 through our Instagram eyes. With nearly 200 images uploaded this year, it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just 12, but here are our favourites: We look forward to snapping more on our travels in 2013. Follow us now on Instagram @FourItchyFeet or take [...]
An recent evening of beverage experimentation has resulted in our easy peasy Christmas Margarita. A red mixture of yummidom and a splash of lime green zest to help you have a merry holiday, wherever you are in the world. Here’s our recipe: 1 shot tequila 2 shots pomegranate juice 1/2 shot grenadine dash of [...]
House-sitting is an ideal opportunity to subsidise your overseas travels or just take a short break closer to home. We’ve house-sat for family & regular clients for a number of years. Cats, dogs, fish – we’ve cared for them all and had a laugh (and a few hiccups) along the way. If you’re a house-sitting [...]
As part of the protected Moreton Bay Marine Park stands the Mangrove Boardwalk at Wynnum. Located approx 10km south east of the Brisbane international & domestic airports (as the crow flies) or 18km by road, this area of pristine waterfront has been preserved as a habitat for many species of sea birds as well as [...]