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“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…”

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. Not ready to move to an island but love inspiring stories? This podcast is for you too!

Guests include:

Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life. [SPOILER ALERT: He was right about the 'rush to the regions'. Our island is experiencing a property boom as are many other idyllic seaside places where people can work from home.]

Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away.

Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life.

Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life.

Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island.

JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits.

Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids.

And a lot more!

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

Start a New Life Living on an Island Rachael Krinks

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“I wonder what it’s like to move to an island…”

Join Rachael Krinks and guests from around the world who have started new lives living on islands. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you... we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. Not ready to move to an island but love inspiring stories? This podcast is for you too!

Guests include:

Bernard Salt, on why islands are likely to be post virus winners in the property sector, and Bernard’s pick of the best Australian islands on which to start a new life. [SPOILER ALERT: He was right about the 'rush to the regions'. Our island is experiencing a property boom as are many other idyllic seaside places where people can work from home.]

Anne Tillig, Owner of Elizabeth Island, on how she and her husband bought an island off the coast of Melbourne and the challenges of building her dream home on the island after her husband passed away.

Dan Prescher, Senior Editor International Living, on the best islands around the world on which to start a new life.

Jacqueline Schofield, Host of popular blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on how she moved from Canada to start a new life living on Grand Cayman Island, with one suitcase and a bike to follow. We talk about the character traits that contribute to a successful shift to island life.

Richard VanHoff, of Private Islands Online Australia, a specialist in selling islands, on the 5 affordable islands you can buy right now, and how to buy an island.

JoAnne Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA, and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks, on kissing life in Baltimore goodbye and starting a new life in the Virgin Islands, arriving with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits.

Phil Hayward, an island, coastal and acquatic researcher and editor of Shima, the international journal of research into island cultures, on the myth of the ideal island, whether paradise is something we can buy or rent or just an idea and his fascination with mermaids.

And a lot more!

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    Episode 10 Anne Tillig and Bernard Salt

    Episode 10 Anne Tillig and Bernard Salt

    Welcome! This is a very special double episode featuring Bernard Salt, Australia’s most highly regarded trend spotter and demographer and more recently, passionate islandophile; AND we speak with Anne Tillig.

    First up is ANNE TILLIG, the super inspiring woman who owns Elizabeth Island, off the coast of Melbourne. It's one of the few privately owned freehold islands in Victoria. You'll learn how she went about buying an island, building the jetty, the house, getting her boat licence and her extraordinary journey of doing much of this in her mid to late 50s on her own, after the death of her husband. You’ll also hear how Anne managed during Melbourne’s recent lockdown …

    Then...BERNARD SALT AM! Bernard has discovered fascinating histories of some of Australia’s lesser known islands - you’ll learn about what Bernard says is Australia’s bold land grab; which under the radar Australian island is on Bernard’s bucket list to visit; and the island on which a hostile force landed during WWII – it’s just a LITTLE speck of an island but it could have been a point at which Australia’s history was changed forever…

    MORE ABOUT ANNE TILLIG AND ELIZABETH ISLAND:
    Anne’s book is going to be extraordinary. More info about her island here:
    http://elizabethisland.com.au/

    MORE ABOUT BERNARD SALT, AM: See Bernard's Notes (below) on Australian Islands
    Download Episode 1 of this podcast series for more of Bernard Salt. Enjoy Bernard’s notes below on interesting Australian islands. To learn more about Bernard Salt and his work, go to https://www.bernard-salt.com.au/

    KEYWORDS
    Coochiemudlo Island, Elizabeth Island, Wreck of the Batavia, Abrolhos Islands, The Great Australian Land Grab, Heard Island, Macquarie Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, The Territory of the Coral Sea Islands, Browse Islet, Australia's territorial island claims, Bernard Salt, Island life, Island property, Buying an Island, Owning an Island, Start a new life, living on an island, bucket list, first contact
    lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island.

    WANT MORE?
    Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you.
    https://coochieislandnews.com/

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    EPISODE NOTES BY BERNARD SALT
    Interesting Australian Islands, Notes by Bernard Salt AM, July 2020

    •Coochiemudlo Island located 1 km off Victoria Point on the Brisbane Coast and forming part of the Moreton Bay island group. More than 700 people live on Coochie, which was first discovered by Europeans in 1799 when Matthew Flinders landed there. It’s possible to live on Coochie and commute to Brisbane CBD in about an hour.
    •Kangaroo Island located 10 km off South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula coast. The island is home to 5,000 residents. It was cited by both Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin (who named it Ile Bouda) in 1802. The island’s biggest town, Kingscote, was the first colonial settlement in South Australia founded in July 1836 some five months prior to the founding of Adelaide.
    •Browse Islet is a small uninhabited island 180 km off the Kimberley Coast (north of Derby). Browse Islet is...

    • 33 min
    Episode 9 Laura Payano - Caribbean to Coochiemudlo

    Episode 9 Laura Payano - Caribbean to Coochiemudlo

    Meet Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Australian island – in fact the one I live on, Coochiemudlo. You’ll learn why Laura switched islands and chose Coochie over the Caribbean, and that you can find love where you least expect it.

    Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you. https://coochieislandnews.com/

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    KEYWORDS
    Caribbean, Trinidad, Tobago, Arima, Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island Group, Redlands Coast, Queensland, Australian, Australian Island, modern love, love story, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island, starting again.

    • 19 min
    Episode 8 Deb Murphy & Peter Verdon Double Episode Coochiemudlo Island

    Episode 8 Deb Murphy & Peter Verdon Double Episode Coochiemudlo Island

    This is our first Double Episode featuring two guests who moved to subtropical Coochiemudlo Island, a tiny island 8 minutes by ferry off the Brisbane suburb of Victoria Point.

    (1) Deb Murphy, is a psychologist who moved to Coochie from the Gold Coast about 2 years ago with her partner Kev and three kids. From Deb you’ll hear a parent’s perspective about why they moved from the Goldie to move to Coochie; why Deb has found it’s easier to be a parent on Coochie and not the Gold Coast and what her teen girls value about island life. Also, essential clothing you may not think of when packing to move to or stay on a tropical island. We ask Deb,
    •why an island?
    •why Coochie?
    •how did you weigh up the costs and benefits of bringing kids that age to an island?
    •what's the payoff for you as a mum? for your kids?
    •what did you wish you knew before moving to our island
    •on balance - what's easier - mainland or island life?
    •number 1 tip for a mum like you wanting to move to an island?

    (2) ‘Verdo’ (Peter Verdon)
    Peter Verdon, 'Verdo' to his mates – is an adventurer, island hopper, ex Skipper of Super Yachts in the Mediterranean and currently Skipper of the Coochiemudlo Island barge. Verdo’s logged over a quarter of a million miles around the world which has taken him to 70 countries and a LOT of islands… from Verdo you'll learn why you might need a backpack full of cash to buy a house on an island in Spain; and why you might want to join the queue of potential buyers for his houseboat moored in Fiji (yes it's still for sale)... go to http://southpacificrealestate.to/realestate/houseboat-for-sale-savusavu-fiji-islands-south-pacific-real-estate

    To learn more about Coochiemudlo Island and our community, the following sites may help:

    https://coochieislandnews.com/
    https://www.visitcoochiemudlo.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coochiemudlo_Island
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Tourism-g1899986-Coochiemudlo_Island_Redland_City_Brisbane_Region_Queensland-Vacations.html

    About the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:
    Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast

    If you love this podcast please leave a review on your favourite podcast app! *thank you*

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    Keywords:
    #coochiemudloisland #goldcoast #spain #spanishisland #property #islandproperty #fiji #fijiisland #houseboat #boating #boatforsale #liveaboard #islandlife #island #inspiration #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #tropicalisland #travel #places #seachange #lifestyle #queensland #australia #expats

    • 41 min
    Episode 7 JoJo Saunders & Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Episode 7 JoJo Saunders & Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Meet JoJo Saunders, a social worker from Baltimore, USA and writer on the blog Women Who Live on Rocks. You'll hear from this brave woman who was on a mission to kiss life in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, goodbye and start a new life in the Virgin Islands. She arrived with nothing but four suitcases of summer clothes and a tote bag full of swimsuits, and you’ll learn why she hasn't looked back, as well as all the pros/cons/practical elements you might need to weigh up when making the shift to an island, and what real life is like in the Virgin Islands right now.

    JoJo’s story is the perfect example of how success emerges when preparation meets opportunity. JoJo takes us step by step through making the move from her life as a social worker in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States to living the bachelorette life on the island of Saint Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, before settling down with Mr Right, a Saint Thomas local.

    You’ll learn from this brave and inspiring woman:

    •the best strategy for shifting your life to an island
    •how the universe can conspire to help you when you decide to move
    •the impact of hurricanes on her island life
    •the impact of COVID on her life in the Virgin Islands
    •why living in ‘fantasyland’ resorts is not a good way to test out if island life is for you
    •the impact of the internet on Saint Thomas’s thriving night life
    •the impact of living under US regulations in a pandemic, but not being allowed to vote for President

    To learn more about JoJo Saunders, and read her articles on the Women Who Live on Rocks blog, go to https://womenwholiveonrocks.com/author/jazzy/

    To learn more about Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, go to https://www.visitusvi.com/st-thomas

    About the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast:
    Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    Keywords:
    #islandlife #island #saintthomas #usvirginislands #virginislands #inspiration #lovestory #podcast #podcastrecommendation #podcastaddict #apple #googlepodcast #iHeartRadio #spotify #spreaker #startanewlife #livingonanisland #startagain #tropicalisland #travel #places #seachange #lifestyle #travel #places

    • 26 min
    Episode 6 Richard Van Hoff - Buying an Affordable Island

    Episode 6 Richard Van Hoff - Buying an Affordable Island

    Meet Richard Vanhoff, of Private Islands Online Australia - he's a private island sales specialist - Richard reveals the most affordable islands you can buy right now in Australia….get ready to be surprised at just HOW affordable some islands are (hint, equal to the price of a reasonable home in a major Australian city). The week we recorded this episode, a Queensland island Richard sold was settling - sale price? Under $400,000!?! Seriously. Are there other islands for sale right now in your price bracket? What’s the difference between freehold and leasehold and are there any affordable freehold islands for sale right now? Grab your favourite beverage and put your feet up for a sweet 30 minutes guide to your new life. Can you afford a private island? You’ll find out in this episode.

    To learn more about Richard Vanhoff, go to
    https://www.australianislands.com.au/our-team

    To learn more about his business Private Islands Online Australia go to https://www.australianislands.com.au/

    Richard’s Island Listings https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1
    [UPDATE Richard advises us on 29/10/20 that he has a new listing: a rare freehold Island, not mentioned in this episode, Compigne Island, 60 acres, 6 different titles, near Gladstone, can be subdivided, for $3.5 million. Contact Richard for more information https://www.australianislands.com.au/our-team]

    Information about Islands Mentioned in this Episode:

    Pumpkin Island https://www.pumpkinisland.com.au/

    Worthington Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/wothingtonisland

    Poole Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/pittisland1 STILL FOR SALE asking $995,000.

    Temple Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/island-homes/templeisland-mclng-xcn66-ffdgn-22zyz-ympxd-s9cz8-s238c-cmdjc

    Wild Duck Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/wildduckisland

    Ninth Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/islands-1/ninth-island

    Hicks Island https://www.australianislands.com.au/island-homes/worthington-island-mclng-xcn66-ffdgn

    About the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast
    Join our global community of island lovers – each Friday join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start new lives living on islands, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this is the podcast for you https://coochieislandnews.com/podcast

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the...

    • 29 min
    Special Episode with Laura Payano: Mindfulness By the Sea

    Special Episode with Laura Payano: Mindfulness By the Sea

    Today we have a gorgeous Special Episode featuring Laura Payano, who’s from the small island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Laura shares a beautiful story about mindfulness by the sea, and a random act of kindness on the seashore. So join us for a mindfulness moment, sitting on the sand, by the sea. All of our worries are about to slip away…

    Laura lived in a small district called Arima, and she now lives on a small Australian island – in fact the one I live on, Coochiemudlo Island. Laura’s a nursing assistant and in her full interview which drops 27th November, you’ll learn why Laura switched islands and chose Coochie over the Carribean, and that you can find love where you least expect it.

    Join Rachael Krinks and guests from Australia and around the world who have started new lives on islands. We talk to ordinary folk who decided to start a new life living on an island, as well as bloggers, academics and other experts on all things island … we’ll help you figure out if island life is for you and how to make the shift successful. If you want to start a new life living on an island, this podcast is for you - more info about our guests and upcoming episodes here: https://coochieislandnews.com/

    Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for the Start a New Life Living on an Island Podcast as part of the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program to assist the Redlands Coast Community.

    KEYWORDS
    Coochiemudlo Island, Moreton Bay Islands, Brisbane, Moreton Bay Island Group, Redlands Coast, mindfulness, meditation, seashore, relaxation, reducing stress, sitting on a beach, lifestyle, start a new life, living on an island

    • 7 min

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