Last night we finished a two week driving holiday to the eastern states (Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland). It’s trips like this that make you realise how vast the continent of Australia is (and how nice it would be to be able to fly everywhere instead of driving!).

Map showing route from Adelaide to Brisbane and back again

It also reinforces my respect for those who choose to live and work in these remote regions.

Sunset on horizon

Highlights of the trip were the Pioneer Settlement in Swan Hill,

Pioneer Village, Swan Hill

a paddle-steamer ride in Echuca,

Paddle steamer Canberra, Echuca

more driving,

Roadside forest, NSW

a few days in a Bed and Breakfast in Grafton, NSW,


Some fun at Dreamworld in Queensland (yes, the kids are in there with me),


more driving down through the Gold Coast (No, we’re not racing),


Before heading back home again. Our final day was from Parkes, NSW back to Adelaide – at 1,000 kms the longest distance we did in a single day.

Sunset driving back to Adelaide

It is good to be home again. Needless to say, I’m glad I’ve got a couple more days to recover before I go back to work.

It isn’t the end of my travels though. I’m off again in a couple of weeks to visit RL Solution’s Toronto office for a week, before going to my first MVP Summit at Microsoft’s campus in Seattle.