Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village – A Budget Travel Review

This week, six months after our move south, we’ve returned to our home-town to visit family and attend the annual Palm Creek Folk Festival. This gave us the perfect opportunity to do a Budget Travel Review of the Townsville Tourist and Lifestyle Village. Townsville is Australia’s largest urban centre outside of the Sunshine Coast some 1300km to the […]

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Five Great Churches in cool Ljubljana Locations

Visitors are drawn to the eye-catching architecture, colourful frescoes and marble floors of European churches and Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia has it’s fair share of them. These are only five of the great Churches we found in Ljubljana. Their eye-catchingly different facades and cool locations each have a story to tell. This is a […]

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Pula a small Croatian town with a big Roman Amphitheatre

My interest in Pula came to life a few years ago when a friend visited on a month long trip through Croatia. He sent rave reviews -photos of tiny fish being cooked over the fire and served with a simple salad – the flavour divine. His stories of arriving in Pula by ferry and enjoying […]

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Krka Versus Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Krka National Park is accessible by bus, car or boat and we chose the boat trip which departs from Skradin, a downstream port on the Krka River. Krka is a karst travertine river system whose waterfalls rival those of the Plitvice Lakes for beauty, with the added benefit of far less visitors. We caught the […]

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Nebotičnik Skyscraper and a walk in the park in Ljubljana

Ljubljana produced some beautiful days during our late May visit in 2015 – days that invited a stroll in the park or enjoying the views from an iconic skyscraper. We arrived in the Capital of Slovenia without pre-conceived travel plans. The one thing I had in mind, a possible visit to Metelkova squat, with it’s quirky […]

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Hvar Town on Croatias Glamour Island

The ritziest town on the Croatian glamour island of Hvar is a town by the same name. Set on a harbour that attracts mega yachts, party boats and ferries carrying day trippers to the nearby Paklenki Islands, Hvar town entices 20,000 visitors a day in the summer season.   Arriving by boat is mandatory on […]

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Byron Bay Beautiful Beaches and a Meeting Place of Cultures

Cape Byron overlooks the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay on the far north coast of New South Wales. Known as the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, the Cape now crowned by a vivid white lighthouse was discovered by Captain James Cook back in May 1770. He named it after “Admiral John Byron” but the […]

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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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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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