Hundertwasser Around the World

I first discovered Hundertwasser when I was researching for my visit to Vienna, Austria, a few years ago. I was immediately hooked on his quirky, colourful style. Since then, during my travels I’ve been keeping an eye out for Hundertwasser around the world. Who is Hundertwasser? Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna in … Read more

10 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 just know you are going to love, but more often … Read more

A Personal Update – 6 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 time to give … Read more

The Fear of Getting Lost – A Traveller’s Perspective

It’s interesting when talking to other people, particularly those who don’t travel a lot, to discover aspects of travel that don’t even cross my mind. I was surprised to hear recently from someone that one of the reasons that they don’t travel very often, especially not by themselves, was that they were afraid of getting … Read more

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 haven’t done one before. It isn’t … Read more

Finding the Best Dunedin Street Art

As I disembarked from my cruise ship at nearby Port Chalmers I was handed a booklet on things to do in Dunedin, New Zealand. As we bused into Dunedin I flicked through the booklet. I already had a list of things I thought we might do during the day, but suddenly something caught my eye. … Read more

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

On my first visit to Tasmania I was there as part of a large group of people. Many of them visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and really enjoyed their time strolling through. It was spring so the whole garden was in bloom and the photos I saw looked particularly lovely. So when I realised … Read more