What are Flying Goannas?

We are Jenny and Stu, living in a (very) small town in central Queensland, Australia. Our kids have left home and now it’s time for us to see a bit more of the world. Follow us on our holidays and, from time to time, look back at some of our past trips.

“Goannas” are large Australian lizards and is a nickname a friend gave us for no apparent reason. But we like it.

We started this blog in response to friends who wanted to follow us on our 30th Wedding Anniversary holiday in 2013. That didn’t turn out to be a roaring success, partly due to patchy access to wifi and partly due to being too busy enjoying ourselves.

Luckily, Jenny keeps a written diary of our holidays and used this to complete the trip report after we returned home, and to relive other trips.


My other blogs are:

Accidental Words: A Fictionary. Some intentional and unintentional new words, and hopefully a bit of humour.

The Third Drawer Down: the place where all the other stuff goes.

And here’s an ABC of me.  Inspired by this blogger to put this together.


22 thoughts on “What are Flying Goannas?

  1. Hi Jenny and Stu
    Thanks for following. I’m a happy camper now you are joining me as I trip around by RV, plane, car and time machine to the past.
    Comments, compliments, critiques and wisecracks are most welcome.
    I am enjoying your travels. Seems like you had a great time!
    “See” you again soon.
    Which Way Now 101 aka Carol


  2. Hi. I’m Frances who was afraid of heights and took her first plane ride weeks before her 50th birthday. Things are more than a bit busy in my life, but I’m hoping to get a bit of traveling in soon. Meanwhile I have your adventures to inspire me. Ciao.


  3. Hi Jenny and Sue, very much please to meet you. Thank you very much for your visit to my blog and I hope you would love to return to it to ready my travel tales 🙂



  4. Perhaps you’d remember then Austen Tayshus’ Australiana? “Do you wanna Goanna”. 🙂 Enjoying your newly discovered blog — not sure where in Central Qld you are living, but I am in Brisbane. Cheers!


    • I do indeed remember Austen Tayshus … he’ll definitely try to lead you astray Lianna!
      Have you ever heard of a tiny town called Comet? I’m a Brisbane girl originally but don’t think I could live there now.
      Thanks for the follow. I look forward to seeing your pics of Brisbane.

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