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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: the Mary Poppins Festival

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Pacific Encounter rainbow group holiday

In August 2022, passengers embark from Brisbane on an inaugural Rainbow Group Holiday, hosted by OUTexploring. The 7-night cruise offers the tropical getaway of a lifetime, island hopping from one Pacific archipelago to the next. Prepare for absolute fabulousness with specially curated entertainment and activities as part of a large LGBTI contingent aboard the P&O …

mary poppins festival p l travers

Mary Poppins is pure camp. The prim nanny tidies a nursery with a snap of her fingers and only has to open her umbrella to fly above London’s rooftops. The only thing camper than Poppins herself is Maryborough’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins Festival, celebrating the town’s status as the birthplace of Mary Poppins author, P L …

rainbow beach coloured sands

Rainbow Beach, home of the famous coloured sands, is the perfect beach destination. With a stunning coastline, it also offers easy access to K’gari Fraser Island. The warm water allows year-round swimming and there’s an array of adventure experiences. And all only 2 ½ hours’ drive from Brisbane. Located in the Gympie region, Rainbow Beach …

Gran Canaria Pride Party

A straight traveller has posted a baffling review on website TripAdvisor, complaining that there were too many gay couples at the hotel he was staying out on the island of Gran Canaria. Gran Canaria is one of the most populated islands in the Canary Islands, and is a thriving European LGBTI tourist destination. TripAdvisor user …

Murray Darling on The Murray River

I’ll never forget my first glimpse of the P.S. Murray Princess on the Murray River. Moored at her homeport of Mannam where I peered down towards her from the cliff tops. There she was looking absolutely regal with her two tall ornamental smokestacks, coupled with the ornately decorated superstructure reflecting a glorious time gone by. …