Category Archives: Travel

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Vineyards, wine and work

Yes, you read correctly – vineyards, wineries and work (all together). I recently visited and stayed at the Hunter Valley in New South Wales for a few days to attend a work conference so we were surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Welcome to wine country! For those who don’t know, it’s about a 2 hour bus Continue Reading »

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One for the bucket list: Eastern & Oriental Express

The Eastern & Oriental Express was never one of those trips I thought of doing before, but after a recent trip on this luxury rail journey from Bangkok to Singapore via Malaysia, I’m thankful that I was lucky enough to experience it. It’s definitely one to add to the bucket list…something a little different, and Continue Reading »

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Guest post by Hannah Brooklyn: Natural Wonders in Australia

Ideally, Australia is a country that is worth a visit. It is rich in natural attractions that have remained for ages to be the most outstanding wonders of the world. They are both fantastic and you can’t afford to miss out to see in your lifetime. They include the following; The Great Barrier Reef Believe Continue Reading »

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Guest post by Don Broida: Rafting on the Avon River

My wife has always been one of those people who has no problem staying at home all the time. Don´t get me wrong though, of course there´s nothing wrong with our home, I love it very much but I need to go outdoors and enjoy nature and doing an exciting activity. My wife, however, just Continue Reading »

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Guest post by Hannah Brooklyn: 7 Hot Spots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands and is the most populous city of the Dutch. There are many hotspots in Amsterdam for doing different things for example for eating, drinking, clubbing, taking photos and for inspiration. The Red Light District is famous for entertainment spots, eating spot and shopping spots in Amsterdam. Stedelijk Museum: Continue Reading »

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Party in a park: Movieworld’s Carnivale!

If you were in or around the Gold Coast (Queensland) in June, you probably heard that Movieworld (“Hollywood on the Gold Coast”) was throwing a “Carnivale” themed event throughout the month (which even extended into a couple dates in July).  So, I decided to go along and check it out with my hubby and some friends Continue Reading »

Baby Travel from Ella Vincent

Guest post by Ella Vincent: Important Things to Consider While Travelling With Baby

Travelling with a baby is not easy especially if it is his first journey in the car. The frequent twists, turns and bumps will disrupt his sleep. He may feel claustrophobic in the car and not eat well. A baby with an empty stomach is not a happy baby. Eventually this makes your journey long. Continue Reading »

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Soul Surfers Paradise: modern luxury by the beach

If you’re from Queensland (Australia), or have been to the Gold Coast in the past 2 years, you may have noticed the splendid, tall, sleek tower that is “Soul“. This apartment building stands tall and directly across from Surfers Paradise beach, so you can imagine the views you’d get from these apartments. I had the Continue Reading »

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What’s APP-ilicious when you travel?

I don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of using APPs while travelling, it’s so much easier than paper. The one I use the most is “Tripit” because it pretty much keeps all your travel info in 1 app with real-time updates. Not to mention, it’s available for most startphones and tablets whether Continue Reading »

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Guest post by Ella Rich: Budget travel – How to save money on your next vacation

Do you want to go for a vacation but the budget is worrying you. Relax. You don’t need a big wallet to go for a holiday. Just a little planning and self-control can grant you the most memorable holiday ever. Some call it budget travel. I would like to rename it as “smart travel”. Learn Continue Reading »

Family

Guest Post by Nicole Stanley: How to pack for a Family Vacation

Are you planning to go for a family vacation? Every family wants a vacation filled with memorable moments that are savoured for years to come. Your preliminary preparations play a great role in either making your trip a memorable one or a total disaster. And if you are travelling with kids, it will definitely require Continue Reading »

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Cruising onboard Carnival Spirit + Tips for first time cruisers

Have you been on a cruise ship or seen one docked in a port? You have to admit, they’re pretty magnificent to look at from afar.  I’ve never really been a huge fan of cruising holidays because the idea of being stuck on a ship in the middle of the ocean without land in sight Continue Reading »

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Guest post by Jay Aggarwal: The Allure of Uluru

You don’t know what to expect until you actually see it. The journey to see the ancient monolith is quite something. A 4 hour card ride from Alice Springs Airport and you feel that every sight you are passing could pass as a painting or postcard. It’s an alien world being in the red centre. Continue Reading »

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Throw, roll or fold?

So…whether you’re a frequent traveller or not, I’m keen to see what your “packing” style is when travelling overseas.  Are you the kind of traveller who throws all your clothes into a suitcase and closes the cover, not really caring what’s in there or not? Or, do you like to fold everything neatly keeping with Continue Reading »

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Bula! ~ Fiji

“Bula!” (or Hello in English)…..friendly smiles, warm welcomes and a very very laidback culture is what you’ll find in Fiji. There’s no such thing as ‘time’ here really, people just go with the flow and locals are pretty relaxed – so if relaxing is what you want, that’s what you’ll get (and plenty of it). Continue Reading »

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Guest Post by Patricia Bieszk: Bali Travel Tips

So you’ve finally booked your Bali cruise holiday and you’re off soon. Here are a few things not to miss out on before, after or  during your Indonesian adventure: Handcrafts Bali is a souvenir-collectors dream. It is one of the few places on earth where traditional craftsmanship, whether it be painting, sculpture or carving, is Continue Reading »