Matthew Taylor Thomas


Gold Coast Stradbroke Island

South Stradbroke Island was a one of our family holiday destinations while I was growing up, so when I was invited to come along to a ‘Photo Walk’ hosted by Gold Coast Tourism with Lauren Bath and gold Coast Adventures, I jumped at the chance. Here is a look back at some images collected from the day.

Queen Mary Falls Queensland

Even after the success of the statewide Instameets held across Queensland last October, I still get asked “What is an Instameet?”. Here is a little peak at what went on at the recent Queen Mary Falls Instameet. 

Starfish Moreton Island Touching Freedom

I’m absolutely thrilled that my first photo book has been been published! This collection is particularly special to me. The images are a representation of being trapped in situations and being so close to Touching Freedom.

Yosemite National Park

Here are my five favourite images captured on a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. It is truly one of the most majestic national parks in the world. All images are available as prints.

After a week cruising through incredible Alaska, it was time to head back to Vancouver. I had desperately wanted to see orcas in the wild while on this trip and even after all the amazing experiences I had through the week, I was still feeling a little incomplete with no sightings. On my last day of the cruise, I spent the entire day on the bow with eyes peeled for orcas. In… Read More

Cruise, Holland America, Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA

I’ve just returned home from a trip of a lifetime – a cruise around southern Alaska – and before I take you through the entire trip in depth, I thought I’d share a teaser from Glacier Bay. Armed with my new camera (Sony A7R) and the inbuilt time-lapse app, I managed to brave the cold out on the deck of my cruise ship to capture my morning in the bay. Here is my first… Read More

Exploring Canada, Banff National Park

Before I take off and return to Canada next week, I thought I’d put together an Insta-Journey of my Road Trip across Western Canada last year. It had been on my list for many years so the time had come to finally make my way to Canada and wow, I was blown away! Such incredible beauty to be found in the west and everywhere I went, my jaw was dropped in awe. I… Read More

Top Ten Beaches, Seychelles

As a flight attendant, the most common question I am asked each flight is “What is your favourite destination?” Well there are many incredible places in this world, but I always instinctively respond with some of my favourite beach destinations. So after traveling around the world for over ten years, I have created a list of my favourite beaches that have taken my breath away. Some of them you will find on the… Read More

Remarkable Cave Port Arthur Historic Site Tasmania

Even though I wanted to ‘wing it’ during my week In Tasmania and book things on the go, I had a rough idea of what I wanted to see or at least expected to see. Cradle Mountain was not on my itinerary (saving that for next time) but I had figured that most of Tasmania would have that same feel of lush forests and peaceful lakes. I was completely blown away by… Read More

Earlier in the year, I took a day trip across to Moreton Island which is the world’s second largest sand island and sits off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland. Here is a list of the must do’s for a great day trip to the Island. 


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Markus Strebel

Reiseexperte mit Leib und Seele


and the call of the wild