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Fifty Before 50 – My New Bucket List

Fifty Before 50 – My New Bucket List

With all the lack of travelling happening lately – and the likelihood that there won’t be a whole lot going on for the rest of this year – I have had a lot of time on my hands to think about the travel I want to do over the next (gulp!)...
Places That Have Sparked Joy in My Travels

Places That Have Sparked Joy in My Travels

When travelling, in between all the stress of getting around, the language barriers and the crowds, there are moments of pure joy. Something about the place you are in just sparks, and you have this wow moment. Sometimes it’s those bucket list places that you...
A Personal Update – Six Months On

A Personal Update – Six Months On

Many of you will have read my previous post (you can see it here) about life throwing me a bit of a curveball. In October last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While I’ve not been writing about that here on my travel blog, I thought now would be a good...
Why Now is a Great Time to Think About Travel

Why Now is a Great Time to Think About Travel

I know, you just laughed so hard at the title of this post you spit out your coffee! Now? A good time for travel? Surely I am joking with you? But no, I’m not. Here’s why I think that now is a great time to think about travel! Firstly, let me clarify what...
Is Cruising for You – the Pros and Cons

Is Cruising for You – the Pros and Cons

I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to cruising. I only took my first cruise, to Alaska, in August last year. I have now just done another cruise from Australia to New Zealand. So many people ask me what I think about cruising, especially those who...
Inspirational Travel Books

Inspirational Travel Books

Recently at a large party as we entered we were handed a name tag and a pen. We were told to write our name, how we knew the birthday boy and our favourite thing. It took me all of a nanosecond to add “travel” under my name. A close second on my favourite things to do...
A Personal Update: When Life Gives You Lemons…

A Personal Update: When Life Gives You Lemons…

I have debated long and hard as to whether I was going to share the lemon that life has recently thrown at me. This is a travel blog, it’s all about far flung locations and wild adventures. But my life for the next few months (with one short exception) is...
Five Countries I Would Love to Revisit

Five Countries I Would Love to Revisit

You know that travel quote “I haven’t been everywhere – but it’s on my list” from Susan Sontag? Well, it might be cliched, but that really is what it’s like for me. I just love to travel, to explore, to find new places and see new...
My Adult Gap Year in Review

My Adult Gap Year in Review

I’ve been meaning to write this post for months now. I think when we got home from our trip in May 2018 there were just so many other things I wanted to do and say on my blog it just kind got pushed to the side. In retrospect, that was probably a good thing as...
How Bookcrossing Influences my Travel

How Bookcrossing Influences my Travel

We all travel for different reasons. There is no science behind choosing the next destination, but sometimes there are things that draw you to one place over another. For me over the last few years, that thing has been Bookcrossing.   Bookcrossing is a global...