Lake Bohinj the hidden gem of Slovenia

While Lake Bled considers itself to be the jewell in the crown of Slovenian destinations, I think that Lake Bohinj, only twenty-eight kilometres to the west, is Slovenia’s hidden gem. Even if you don’t recognise Lake Bled by name, I bet you would recognise it’s stunning Travel Poster photo.  Placid blue lake, wooded island with […]

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Fall in Love with Australia at Notch Point

We found ourselves doing a bit of off-road caravanning on our way from Townsville to Brisbane this week. I found Notch Point using the WikiCamps App on my Iphone.  The sun was getting low as we left the Bruce Highway at Illbilbie navigating using the maps.me App. Maps.me showed the dirt road petering out before […]

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About Townsville at Strand Ephemera Townsville 2015

  We love to travel but when we’re not travelling we’re having Fun in the Sun at home. I wrote this post a couple of days ago when the temperature range was 17 to 26 degrees Celsius – a not unusual Winter’s day. Perfect outdoorsy weather to whisk our Kiwi visitors off to Strand Ephemera, […]

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Budget Travel Tips

In the lead up to the Problogger Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia I have entered a Virgin Australia Travel Competition, the challenge being to share Travel Tips.  These are mine:   House-sit Have you ever wished you could live a different life for a while? House sitting is fun and apart from transport to […]

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Liebster Award for Bloggers Jan Robinson

When Kathy from 50 Shades of Age is not busy inspiring the over 50’s, or Nobbing it in Noosa, she’s busy nominating other bloggers for the Liebster Award.  I was one of her lucky nominees. Answering questions is fun and I am looking forward to getting some ideas and a laugh or two from the bloggers I […]

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Three Days on the Amalfi Coast Rain or Shine

In April 2010 we walked the coastal path that links the five villages of that other iconic Italian coast, the Cinque Terre. The temperature was perfect, skies clear, water blue and unruffled, and the track was challenging but beautiful. It could not have been better – except – later I regretted not seeing those cliff-hanging […]

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Ten Weeks in Europe 2015

Two weeks ago we arrived back in Australia after Ten weeks in Europe.  Camera cards are bulging and my mind is replaying experiences non-stop, but still I haven’t blogged since my return.  The question is Where to Start? The contenders: a) Italy Rome, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, anyone? b) Slovenia the beautiful. c) Croatia the Country on everyone’s […]

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The Blue Cave Biševo Island Croatia

Save on accommodation and Spend on Experiences We can spend hours locating the perfect budget accommodation, house-sitting opportunity, or budget eatery, but are not afraid to spend money on experiences. Using Airbnb for the majority of our accommodation in Europe (10 weeks) spending approx. $70 AUD/night/couple gave us flexibility in our budget. Marty and I […]

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Zadar Sunset with Light Show and Music for Mermaids

Being surrounded by a maze of long ribbon-like islands running north-south, the old town of Zadar in Croatia is all about the ocean.  Evening strolls along the Riva are mandatory to see the colours change with the setting sun, but two of Nikola Bašić’s creations – the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation add even more magic. […]

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Sunday in Trapani Sicily

Thunder rumbled through our last night in Palermo and sure enough, just before we began our Sunday Morning walk to the bus station, the rain started.  Luckily for us, traffic was light and we were left in peace to negotiate puddles and dodge drips.  The glazing sealant at the bus station was non existent and […]

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