25+ Great Things to Do in Mildura

A grand building with a clock tower located on a corner in the Victorian city of Mildura

Looking for things to do in Mildura? I’ve got you covered. I have driven through Mildura so many times in the last few years, and every time I’ve said “I really need to stay here for a few days and look around”. It wasn’t going to be my first visit – I had been here … Read more

Mildura Street Art

A large mural in bold colours showing a woman holding a crate filled with grapes. There are citrus fruits nearby. Half of the sign says "Mildura, Sunraysia, Vic" and it also includes "9th Street"

Looking to explore the Mildura street art? I’ve got you covered. Mildura. It brings citrus fruits and the Murray River to mind, but it also has a burgeoning art scene, including some fabulous murals. If you love just wandering when you are visiting a new place and exploring the urban art scene, then this is … Read more

Best Hotels near Sydney Cruise Terminal

The front half of the Holland America Line cruise ship Maasdam berthed in Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House in the background

Are you looking for a hotel near Sydney Cruise Terminal? I’ve got you covered! If you’re gearing up for a fabulous cruise departing from Sydney, you’re in for a real treat! You will be cruising through the most beautiful harbour in the world. As someone who’s personally embarked on a cruise adventure from this iconic … Read more

Princess vs Holland America

A composite image showing part of a Princess cruise ship and part of a Holland America cruise ship

I’ve just spent a few days on my first Princess cruise ship and can’t help but compare it to my previous cruises. Here I’ll take a look at Princess vs Holland America and give my opinion on my favourite. Cruising has become more and more popular recently, and I have joined in with the trend. … Read more

When’s the Best Time to Go to Bali?

A Balinese temple with a tall, multi-layers tower in the centre

As someone who’s gotten to visit the beautiful island of Bali many times over the last 10 years, one of the biggest questions I always get from friends is when the ideal time to go is. There’s no bad time – with its miles of beaches, lush jungle rivers, and intricate Hindu temples, Bali is … Read more

2023 – A Year in Travel

Josie standing with a large sign that says Sky Costanera. She is in front of windows and there is a scenic view over Santiago chile beyond.

Another year has passed, and before heading into the next one, it’s always fun to reflect on the year that has been. 2023 has been a mixed year. There were some incredible highs and some sad lows. I turned fifty towards the beginning of the year which saw the end of my “Fifty before 50” … Read more

Why Sometimes I DON’T Book Direct

Looking down onto a woman seated at her laptop with an accommodation booking site on the screen. She holds a credit card and her passport is nearby

You hear it all the time “Book direct, you’ll get a better deal!” While sometimes that is the case, there are other times when booking through a third party makes more sense. Here is why I sometimes book direct and why sometimes I don’t. Contents1 When Do I Book Direct2 When I Don’t Book Direct3 … Read more

11 Travel Tips for Those One-Day Stopovers

A woman with a backpack and a camera standing in the middle of a street in Asia

Many of us look at those one-day stopovers as an inconvenience on our travel journey but perhaps more of us should be thinking of them as an opportunity; an opportunity to explore a whole new location and pack in as much as we can. Yes, you might be tired and you might just want to … Read more

1 Day in Brussels

A view of a cobbled European street

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, needs a few days to explore, but often that is just not possible. I only had 1 day in Brussels to try to cram in as much as I possibly could. There were many things I wanted to do. Just the list of foods I wanted to try was enough … Read more

How to Get from Santiago to San Antonio Cruise Port

A view over a port at sunset

Have you booked a cruise leaving from Santiago, Chile? Here is how to get from Santiago to San Antonio cruise port. I cruised from San Antonio on a Holland America Line South America/Antarctica cruise. You can read my review of the cruise here if you are interested. Contents1 Where Do Cruise Ships Leave From in … Read more