Larnach Castle History and Gardens

Larnach Castle History is interesting. Despite being located on New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula, the castle was built and owned by an Australian of Scottish descent. William Lanarch was that man and his story is a dramatic one. It was fresh in my mind as we explored the extensive castle gardens. Larnach Castle History The William […]

Noosa National Park Walk from Sunshine Beach

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland has a stellar line-up of sun-soaked beaches stretching 65 km north from Caloundra to the celebrated holiday destination of Noosa. Most people visit Noosa and the Noosa National Park, so it makes perfect sense to combine the two in a Noosa National Park Walk from Sunshine Beach to Noosa Heads. […]

Dululu Free Camp in Central Queensland Australia

Free Camping is never far from the thoughts of travellers camping or caravanning in Australia. Sprinkling free camps liberally amongst paid caravan park stays is a great way of keeping costs down. South of Rockhampton in Central Queensland, the Burnett Highway leaves the coast and the Bruce Highway behind and heads inland to a great […]

Free Walking Tour Ljubljana – Churches in cool Locations

European churches are visited for their eye-catching architecture, colourful frescoes and marble floors. Budget Travel Talk’s free Walking Tour Ljubljana takes in the drop dead gorgeous streets of Ljubljana plus five eye-catching churches in cool locations where you want to be. Ljubljana Slovenia is a beautiful walkable city where all the best sights are easily […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to do in Hvar Island Croatia’s Glamour Island

Updated May 2018. This post includes our top things to do in Hvar Island Croatia’s Glamour Island. Let’s begin in the ritziest town on Hvar Island, which happens to be a town of the same name. Hvar town, set on a harbour dotted with mega yachts, Hvar Yacht Week arrivals and the every day ferries […]