Australia, Photo Documentaries

Week In-stagram Review #Room753

5 Comments 09 May 2014

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.

This week I arrived at #Room753 – a beautiful apartment overlooking the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia.  This isn’t just any apartment – it’s my home for the week and I can’t remember a time where I was so well taken care of and an experience was personalized for me so well.  From putting up family photos in the apartment, to stocking it with my favorite foods and drinks (plus a few Aussie staples).  Plus my week was jam packed with fun activities like surfing, stand up paddle boarding, a hot air balloon ride, opera, Vegas, and koala cuddling.  But most of all I just sat back and enjoyed the amazing views Queensland and the Gold Coast has to offer sipping on coffee and eating Tim Tams.

This part of Australia is a hidden gem – in fact I kind don’t even want to show it to you for fear that it will be overrun with tourists!  But showing you my week is my ‘job’ in the Week In-stagram Review…so here goes…

peppers broad beach

This is how I woke up this morning at Room753 – #perfection . Only one thing missing – this is one of the few times when a boyfriend may come in handy!


I love the intricate porches of traditional Queenslander homes.

tim tam

Someone should have warned me that these are addictive!


The sun finally popped out of the clouds once the balloon had landed! A lovely morning floating over Queensland!

hot air balloon gold coast

Floating over Queensland Australia on an early morning balloon ride


One of my favorite (and most emotional) things abt #Room753 is that they placed photos of my family arnd the apartment – like a ‘real’ home for me. I haven’t had family photos up for 7+ yrs! Totally brought tears to my eyes. Love this shot of me and my mom from our travels last year.


We hiked to the top of that peak in the distance today and had lunch. Yes, of course that deserves a glass of champagne! As we walked into @spicerscanopy the bubbly was a welcome site!


Sometimes being lost leads you to wonderful photos!


Aussie adorable! Holding koalas at Currumbin Sanctuary


Hello gorgeous! Isn’t she lovely- @visitgoldcoast . A beautiful morning walk on the beach!



Disclosure:  I was invited to enjoy Queensland by the Queensland Tourism Board and Room753 lodging was provided by Peppers Broadbeach..  However all the opinions expressed her are solely my own!  

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5 Comments so far

  1. Whitney says:

    Did anyone show you how to do a Tim Tam Slam? You basically bite off each end of the Tim Tam, and then use it like a straw. It’s delicious in milk, coffee, etc! There’s even a wiki on it:

    • Sherry says:

      Oh yes I’ve heard about the slam…haven’t tried it yet though…I keep eating just plain! Hopefully I will have some left to try it!

  2. Hi Sherry,
    Glad you are enjoying the Gold Coast. It is one of the highlights here in Queensland! Lucky for me I live quite close and spend a lot of weekends at Broadbeach.

  3. Deb Schaffer says:

    That koala looks cuddly! The Gold Coast looks like a great time. Consider it on my must-see list. Thanks for the pics!

  4. Dan says:

    I’m definitely lucky to live so close to such a beautiful place.

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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