2022 – A Year in Travel

Finally, after two years of dealing with the Covid pandemic, things were looking up in 2022. The world was opening up, and finally, so were Australia’s borders. I could travel more easily once again. International Travel But did I? Well, not really. I didn’t add a single new country to my tally, but I did … Read more

Things to do on Rottnest Island in Winter

Rottnest Island – or Wadjemup – conjures up images of quokka selfies and swimming in sparkling waters before relaxing on pristine beaches. But what if it’s too cold to swim? Here’s what to do on Rottnest Island in winter. About Rottnest Island Rottnest Island is the traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. It is … Read more

17 Places to Stop on the Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a popular scenic touring route along the coast of Victoria. There are dozens, if not hundreds of little places to stop along the way. While it’s great to just get in the car and stop at whatever takes your fancy, it’s also good to have a few things in mind … Read more

What to do in Halls Gap When it’s Raining

You’ve book a few days away in the Grampians, and you are planning to hike to all the lookouts and see all the waterfalls. But you’ve arrived, and it’s raining – and the forecast says it’s going to be a downpour for the whole of your visit. Urgh! That doesn’t mean your visit is a … Read more

Which Part of Santorini Should you Visit?


Everyone will be familiar with the island of Santorini. The sunset, the blue-domed churches and the enchanting caldera are famous world-over. But do you know which part of the island is best to visit?  While it’s a relatively small island compared to some of its neighbours, there is so much to do all across Santorini. … Read more

A Budget Weekend in Newcastle, Australia

Are you in Sydney and looking for a great budget weekend getaway, but don’t have your own transport? Newcastle is a great option as it is easy to reach by public transport, and there are plenty of free and cheap things to do once you arrive. Here are some great ideas to help you plan … Read more

Is Copenhagen Card Worth It?

City cards are great! They can be called all sorts of things – tourist passes, city passes – but are essentially a card sold by the tourism board in a particular city or country which will give you access to many of the popular attractions either free or at a discount. Some cards – like … Read more