HELLO MATE: Little Grey Box blogger Phoebe Lee diving with a turtle off Lady Musgrave Island during a weekend in the Bundaberg region.
HELLO MATE: Little Grey Box blogger Phoebe Lee diving with a turtle off Lady Musgrave Island during a weekend in the Bundaberg region.

WATCH: travel bloggers capture a Bundaberg best-of

MANY would call it their dream job: earning a living by travelling the world.

Phoebe Lee and Matt Turk do just that, and last week they were thrilled to come and show the world their own backyard.

The Brisbane couple, who run travel blog Little Grey Box, were invited by Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism to put their own spin on the Bundaberg region.

The result, a video of a whirlwind 48-hour visit, is filled with everything from the sparkling waters of Lady Musgrave Island to turtles laying at Mon Repos, delights at Indulge, Grunske's and the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and even a Segway tour, to name a few.

For the Gladstone girl whose parents have a house in Agnes Water, it was a no-brainer.

"We said yes, it's bloody great up there," she said.

Bundaberg, she said, "is a real hidden gem".

"People don't realise it's a destination on it's own; it's got so much to do, and great places to eat.

"It's really underrated... and everyone's so welcoming; you never feel like a tourist."

And being only a short flight from Brisbane, it was irresistible, she added.

Ms Lee quit her job in 2014 to blog full time - a move that was "terrifying" at the time, she said.

"I was constantly wondering, 'Are people going to keep paying me?'

"It's so cool it's grown and now local tourism boards reach out to us."

Mr Turk, a videographer, has also taken the leap and joined her full-time.

It's not as cruisy as it may seem, she said.

"It is a dream job so people underestimate the amount of work that goes into it."

Check out their blog at littlegreybox.net.

  Tips for travel blog beginners   1. Find a niche   2. Pick a unique name   3. Build a brand, not just a blog   4. You don't have to be master of everything   5. Stay focused and don't compare yourself to others   6. Know it won't be easy   7. Decide how you want to make money   8. Know at some point you'll need to go full time   Edited extract from littlegreybox.net


LIQUIDATION: Court orders iconic pub to be wound up

premium_icon LIQUIDATION: Court orders iconic pub to be wound up

The company owes more than $1.2 million to the ATO

Police enter driveway lined with pot-plants

premium_icon Police enter driveway lined with pot-plants

A total 234 marijuana plants were located

Contractor behind failed Tobruk sinking silent on insurance

premium_icon Contractor behind failed Tobruk sinking silent on insurance

Department of Environment says it is premature to comment on wreck

Local Partners