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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Pompei and an unexpected Celebration

Sometimes we find ourselves visiting less well known sights in lieu of the big name places.  In Salerno, Italy, we toyed with the idea of visiting Herculaneum (Ercolano) instead of the Roman Ruins at Pompeii. But Pompei won the day. Everyone from shop keepers to travellers are commenting on the amount of Australians in Italy at […]

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Heading South from Rome

Our alarm rang at the totally un-Roman time of 6 a.m. with the Taxi arriving promptly 50 minutes later.  A sleepy blanket hung over the city as we said our farewells. From the rooftop of the apartment where we stood with our Airbnb host, we could look north to the dome of St. Peters Basilica, […]

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Journey Destination Experience and finding the perfect Budget Accommodation

Journey.Destination.Experience I have thought long and hard about these words. They are Budget Travel Talk’s byline and each are considered with a view to the budget.  I’ve been thinking about this subject because I’m in the throes of planning our ten week trip to Sicily, Croatia and Slovenia.  We leave in a matter of days […]

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