Support Local Living

Are you fed up of large corporations taking over and everything looking the same? I know I am. This blog shares a year in the life of a local family, supporting local living and local businesses.

Road trippin’

on January 14, 2012

This week I have stretched the rules a little and left the Redlands. We are spending the weekend visiting hubby’s family up in Bundaberg, but don’t fret… I’ve bought support local living on a road trip.

Firstly, I have to apologise for running a day late with this post, but i had no internet connection yesterday to upload it.

We bundled the children into the car and set off for the 5 hour drive to Bundy. I must admit they coped well, and there were minimal fights. With just a quick stop for lunch we powered through and made it in good time.

So, how did I support local living while road tripping? Here’s how…

We are staying in a beautiful independently owned resort in Coral Cove, rather than in a large chain motel. Interestingly enough, not only did I actually save money, but the area is beautiful and there are much better facilities.

Another great way to support local living whilst traveling is to ignore the golden arches of popular fast food restaurants and eat local. Last night we bought some beautiful fish and chips right opposite the beach.

Bradlees fish and chips were so tasty, freshly cooked and many of their side orders (such as potato scallops) are hand-made on site.Yum!

Lastly, we stopped off at the park on the water front to enjoy our dinner.

Most council areas provide wonderful parks and open spaces for you to use. Make the most of them! I promise you, if these spaces sat empty and unused for too long they would be sold for development. So make the most of what you have been provided with!

So how can you support local living in your area…
– Look for locally owned accommodation (you see some wonderful places and can save money)

– Avoid fast food chains (this one has almost too many benefits to count… You support local businesses, you eat healthier, you expose your children to wider range of foods)

– Use local facilities (they are often close by so you save fuel and most are FREE)

Lastly, i just had to share with you the view from dinner 🙂

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