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

Finding the Best Hobart Street Art

As we cruised from Australia to New Zealand we had a day to explore Hobart, Tasmania. This time, we discovered the best Hobart Street Art. We had only been here about twelve months before, visiting all of the main attractions we were interested in then. I had not anticipated visiting again so soon and was … Read more

Free Things to do in Sydney

Are you looking for free things to do in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place! Australia is definitely not the cheapest country to travel in, and sometimes a day spent just walking around checking out the free sites can be great on the budget while getting to know the city. Luckily, there are so … Read more

Ten Great Travel Tips for Bali

Bali in Indonesia is a stunning corner of the world. It has all sorts of natural beauty, great weather, interesting culture and is cheap, so visitors travel there in droves. But, like any unknown place, it can be a bit daunting the first time you visit. I have been twice now, and here are ten … Read more

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 … Read more

How to Visit the Melbourne Beach Boxes

Trying to work out how to get to the Melbourne beach boxes? I have been to Melbourne many times over the years, but I had never been down to Brighton Beach to see the iconic Melbourne bathing boxes. There are 82 of these colourful little huts all lined up on the beach, overlooking Port Phillip … Read more