The Blue Cave Biševo Island Croatia

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 both love the ocean and agreed to […]

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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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Snorkelling and Fishing at Pelorus and Orpheus Islands near Lucinda About Townsville

Lucinda and the Palm Island Group which include Pelorus and Orpheus islands are the perfect distance from Townsville, our home town in North Queensland.  A journey there is long enough to give a going on holiday feel and short enough to arrive in 1.5 hours. This week the weather was perfect for an island trip, […]

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About Townsville – Plover on the Prowl at Lucinda

We are staying at a rental property in Lucinda on the coast near Halifax in North Queensland.  While Marty and his Dad were down at Dungeness prawning I was sitting out the front of the house trying to catch the odd breeze when along came this gorgeous bird.  He was hunting in the grass and […]

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Budget Kyoto and The Bamboo Forest at Arashiyama

The best things in life and travel are free. Marty and I are not averse to spending money on experiences and there are plenty of ways to do so Kyoto, but there are many budget options as well. Shrines are free to visit – even the amazing Orange Torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha and provide an […]

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Exploring the Elements or a Photography Challenge

Exploring the Elements is a photographic challenge issued by Thomas Cook. A post title that incorporates exploring and a photographic challenge is bound to appeal to a Travel Blogger and I am no exception. When Noel from Travel Photo Discovery nominated me for the challenge I happily started rummaging through my photo files. Without further […]

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