Australians have now experienced two years of extreme living conditions that have been brought on by drought, fires, dust storms, a pandemic and a large flood.

Drought-busting storm hits Sydney in January 2020

Life for people in Australia started to become ‘extreme’ in August 2019 when the fire season began…


The 18km ride from Gosford to Umina has some amazing views of Brisbane Water and southern area of the Central Coast.

Riding along the waterfront at Koolewong

The ride hugs the water’s edge from the Gosford Waterfront through Point Clare, Tascott and Koolewong into Woy Woy. …


If you’re looking for an excellent walk that showcases views of Sydney’s harbour, the Manly to The Spit and Balmoral walk is for you.

Dobroyd Head

The walk starts at the Manly Wharf and winds around the lower northern beaches foreshore to The Spit and along to Balmoral. The total walk is…


The safest route to ride from Parramatta to Sydney’s CBD is via the M4 and Cooks River cycleways.

These two cycleways offer cyclists a mostly off road route that connects Parramatta with Sydney. A map of the Parramatta to Sydney cycle route is below.

Map showing the safe cycle route…


Southwest Sydney has one of the safest cycleway networks in New South Wales.

I’ve just finished riding a comprehensive cycleway to Liverpool from Guildford and the Prospect Reservoir — the whole 35km ride was mostly off the road.

The route travels past some great locations like the Lower Prospect…


The 47km bike ride along the Old Pacific Highway from Cowan to Gosford offers incredible views, excellent downhill rides and two tough hill climbs.

Map showing the Cowan to Gosford bike route on the Old Pacific Highway

Riding the Old Pacific Highway was a life-highlight for my wife and I…


As the coronavirus pandemic began to disrupt business activities in 2020, the Federal Government announced temporary changes to Australia Post’s Performance Standards that would have an big impact on the frequency of mail deliveries.

Terrigal post office — A letter was sent to Adelaide from here for the Postal Challenge

The announcement revealed that laws would be temporarily changed to allow Australia Post to deliver mail…


Parramatta has a bunch of cycleways that allow riders to explore the region safely.

The cycleway that runs underneath M4, and eventually long the Parramatta River, is one of the safest ways to bike ride between Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park.

The ride from Parramatta Park to Sydney Olympic…


For 100 years radio stations have been monetising the time that listeners spend listening to radio shows. Across the decades, good shows and music delivered radio stations large audiences and income.

But, now big tech companies are in a battle for the time and attention that listeners devote to consuming…


Australia’s best cycle network can be found in Canberra.

The cycling loops created around Lake Burley Griffin offer an excellent way to experience Canberra.

We took our mountain bikes to Canberra and rode the 28km cycleway around Lake Burley Griffin.

The ride took us about 5 hours.

We…

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