Plitvice Lakes blew our minds and questions are answered

It has been close to twelve months since we stood on the timber boardwalks at Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, mouths agape and cameras clicking. Where we live it doesn’t rain often (unless it pours) so it wasn’t surprising that Plitvice Lakes with it’s lashings of water and verdant foliage blew our minds. Have you ever […]

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Montenegrin Beach Holiday Budva Style

The Montenegrin tourist capital of Budva is a tempting 23 km south of the Bay of Kotor. Budva has a big reputation as a beach holiday destination and we decided to check out the city beach of Slovenska, to see what all the fuss was about. Fighting our way through stalls selling beach towels and […]

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The Bay of Kotor known simply as Boka

The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, known simply as Boka, is one of the most naturally beautiful places I’ve seen. Stark grey mountains daubed with splotches of green, plummet down to join the multiple shades of blue in the bay. Often described as fiords, the inlets were formed when the river system was destroyed by […]

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Free and Low Cost Camping along the Bruce Highway in Australia

Australia is a large country just begging to be explored and nothing beats the freedom that an Aussie road trip offers. Commercial caravan parks provide excellent amenities and charge accordingly, but when you just want a place to park your van for the night, free and low cost camping will save you big bucks. Plus, […]

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Dubrovnik in Photos

A maritime power house in the 15th and 16th Centuries, today Dubrovnik is Croatia’s biggest tourist drawcard, attracting up to five cruise ships at a time. You can read our Dubrovnik planning tips here, while this post provides additional photos to help build a mental image of the city. Dubrovnik Arrival and Departure options can be found […]

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Mullumbimby or Mullum a Little Town with Big Spirit

If you’re driving through the Rainbow Region of New South Wales,  you might happen upon the self proclaimed Biggest Little Town in Australia. I think it’s moniker should be Little Town Big Spirit. The Rainbow Region. The Rainbow district starts to the west in the town of Nimbin and wafts it’s way through The Channon, Uki south […]

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Piazza Navona and the Tale of Three Fountains

As soon as I read about the fountains of Piazza Navona in Rome, I knew they would be at the top of our Rome Walking Itinerary. With the Trevi Fountain closed for repairs during our 10 weeks in Europe 2015 trip, you can imagine the excitement of discovering a Piazza that was home to not one, […]

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Coolum a Beautiful Australian Beach

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland is a real beauty. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast stretches 55 km from Caloundra near the top of Bribie Island in the South to iconic Noosa in the north. Coolum is the name of a beachside town, beach […]

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Luang Prabang the When, Why and How

Planning a trip to Luang Prabang? It is worthwhile putting thought into When to Visit. The Why and How will come later on in the post. Dry season (Nov-Apr), Luang Prabang, some 300 km north of the Laos Capital Vientiane, hides beneath a slash and burn smoke haze during March/April. I underestimated the ill-effect this had on […]

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Much more than 100 Unusual Travel Tips about Vietnam

It seems fitting to discuss the newly released book Vietnam 100 Unusual Travel Tips written by Barbara Adam and her husband Vu Vo, in a food context. After all food plays a huge role in their life in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon for simplicity). With an especially lovely lunch of freshly cooked mud-crab under […]

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