Battening Down the Hatches in Samoa’s capital

Destination Dreaming Program Staff Kate and Clint Miller have been greeted in Samoa by torrential rain, demolished sea walls and more flooding.

Thinking we’d escaped the floods in Australia, we arrived into Apia where locals were experiencing their worst day of flooding for the year and preparing for the onslaught of Cyclone Wilma. En route to our first meeting, we drove through water up to the van doors, and rain so heavy that we were at a loss as to what the country-side looked like.

As conditions worsened, it was evident that we would find ourselves stranded in Apia in less than inspiring lodging. For five days, we have explored the small city, venturing down the road from the Pacific Blue hotel- a flooded dirt road, dodging pigs, chickens and mud filled pot holes. Thank goodness for the excellent local Indian restaurant at the end of the street, as it’s been slim picking with many of the local businesses boarded up in preparation for the cyclone. The paneer tikka masala is certainly something to write home about. Read more

Destination Dreaming facilitates Life in Action program, in partnership with Community Solutions

Earlier this month, Destination Dreaming facilitated the inaugural Life in Action program for Sunshine Coast youth. Organised in partnership with local community services organisation Community Solutions, the program targeted youth experiencing domestic violence.

Destination Dreaming staff, Kate and Clint Miller, designed the four-day outdoor adventure and life skills program that was funded by the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Sport and Recreation. The program provides an opportunity for young people to experience the outdoors and interact with their peers, through activities such as surf awareness, body boarding, team challenges and ropes courses. Read more