Brisbane, Australia Travel Guide

Brisbane is located between the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. The heart of this city is its River which stretches from Mount Stanley to the Coral Sea. Brisbane is Australia’s sunshine state and enjoys a subtropical climate with warm sunny winters and hot humid summers. So anytime of the year is a great time for adventurous outdoor activities. Friends of mine who own Printed Event Flooring based in LA love to visit Brisbane on their winter getaways. According to some input from them and my own research, here are the top must see attractions in Brisbane, Australia.

Mount Coot-tha 
Start your tour of this beautiful city on the biggest hill in Brisbane. The name of this hill means honey, which was found in abundance here many years ago. While you are here, don’t forget to explore the Brisbane Botanical Garden and the planetarium.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
See iconic Australian wildlife and feed lorikeets at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Meet wombats, koalas, kangaroos, and don’t miss the animal shows which show the real Australian tradition.

Queen Street Mall
Here you will find all the big retail brands in the country. Learn about the mining boom as well as other events that shaped this beautiful city in the nearby Brisbane Museum. Some exhibits will show you how the World Expo in 1988 led to the transformation of the rivers.

Southern Bank
This is Brisbane’s favorite backyard, and it even has its own beach. There are also many free facilities and activities which attract over 10 million people every year. Visit one of the several popular theaters and museums, join the locals for a beer, browse the weekend markets, or cool off in a lagoon. The cultural forecourt is a collection of Queensland’s major theaters and museums. You can also see some prehistoric creatures, admire European, and indigenous modern art, and don’t forget to see a show at the Performing Arts Center.

New Farm Park
From South Bank, take a public ferry downstream to the new farm park. This restored power house has turned to a real institution among music and art lovers. Pop off at Kangaroo Point on your way back to climb the Story Bridge. This is one of the best spots to watch the sunset over Brisbane. Ensure you book your tour for mid afternoon because nightfall comes early here.

Moreton Island
For a fun day at the beach, jump on a ferry to Moreton Island. You can also join a tour along the shore before surfing down the sandy beach. Snorkel around the tangle Umarex on a hot day or book a helicopter to fly over the Coral Sea and bay if you would rather stay high and dry.

There is a lot to do and see in Brisbane and you can indulge as much as you like but you are never far from nature while you are here.

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How To Deal With Unsupportive Friends and Family

So, you have decided that becoming a world-traveler is something that you want to do. You are well-aware of the fact that it is not going to be easy, but you have been watching a lot of travel-related shows, reading a lot of travel-related books, and listening to a lot of travel-related podcasts. There is absolutely no doubt that you know what you want to do with your life, and you are aware of the fact that there is a little bit of risk involved. You know know that being a world-traveler is not easy, and you are not afraid of the fact that you might fail, but for some reason, you still want to do it. And since you have put a whole lot of thought into this whole process, you have finally made a decision to quit your job and start following your travel dreams.

 

However, you are now facing one major problem – almost every single person that you know thinks that you have completely lost your mind. They think that you are trying to force them to believe in something that you read in one of your travel-related books. Also, they think that it is their duty to try to talk you out of this mess, and they really hope that you will find the power to put all of this behind you and get back to your job sooner rather than later. But you know that becoming a world-traveler is something that you truly want to do, and you are trying to do everything that is in your power to do it. That being said, here are three steps for dealing with people who don’t support you on your journey to becoming a world-traveler!

 

Try To Understand Your Unsupportive Friends

Your unsupportive friends probably don’t understand what humans are capable of, and you need to understand that. The main reason why they don’t support you is because they haven’t experienced the mindset changes that you have. But in order to succeed, you have to be strong enough to ignore their advice.

 

Explain Why You Want To Become a Traveler

Do your unsupportive friends even know the main reason why you want to travel the world? If they don’t, you should tell them as soon as possible. By doing this, you are going to make the whole situation much easier for everyone.

 

Take Small Steps

One of the first things that you need to do is prove to your family and friends that you are capable of traveling alone. This way, you are going to show them that you can navigate an unfamiliar place with ease. Once you notice that your family is comfortable with you traveling domestically, head to a nearby country and spend a week or two there.

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How To Actually Get Work Done While Traveling

Are you one of those people who are all in for unplugging from the outside world while you are on a nice vacation with your family and friends? If you have put in the hard work for your company, and your boss assures you that you are completely covered, feel free to spend your upcoming vacation doing things that actually make you happy. For example, you can spend your upcoming vacation reading your favorite book. Feel free to do whatever it is that makes you happy. It is a vacation after all, isn’t it?

However, if you are a commuter (or even a super-commuter), your work will not wait – even if you are halfway across the world. Keep in mind that if you are not well-organized, you might end up squandering your vacation completely. For example, if you don’t use your travel day well, you will arrive at your destination tired and jet-lagged, and all you’ll want to do is sleep. With this in mind, here are some tips that should help you increase your productivity on a travel day!

Book Wisely

Have you ever heard of TV commercials that are targeted at people who spend the majority of their time doing research on at least five different travel websites just to see if they can save $20 on their hotel room? If you are one of those people, then you have come to the right place! You see, it is very important for you to be very smart when it comes to booking things, especially if you are on a tight budget. That being said, what you need to do is talk to your boss about the elements of your business trip where paying a bit more money will make it easier for you to complete your task.

Pack the Right Tools

If you really want to get your work done while traveling, it is very important for you to pack all the right tools. While being able to read business emails on your phone is always a good thing, you should always bring your laptop with you as well. With that said, you should always bring your laptop with you when traveling the world – either that or try to invest in some sort of a keyboard that you can easily plug into your mobile device.

Work in Advance

If you know that you will have a travel day that won’t be good for the Internet connection, you should try to finish your job before that day actually arrives. You see, deadlines don’t evaporate just because you don’t have a stable Internet connection. That being said, it is very important to plan ahead and finish an extra project or two before you actually hit the road. It will make things so much easier for everyone involved.

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