Moraine Lake Hike in the Canadian Rockies

From Banff to Jasper, the Canadian Rockies are stunning at every turn. Towering mountains, multiple glaciers and a variety of blue/green lakes litter the landscape. The best way to personalise a Canadian Rockies trip is by swapping the tourist trail for a Moraine Lake Hike. Moraine Lake is still partially frozen early June with the […]

Lake Louise Viewpoint and a Teahouse Hike

When the sun shines, Lake Louise, the starting point of Alberta’s exciting Icefield Parkway, turns a stunning turquoise and at other times an alluring blue. Whatever the colour, in Spring and Summer adoring masses crowd her shores. After paying homage it’s time to admire Louise from afar by finding a Lake Louise Viewpoint and a […]

Lake Louise to Emerald Lake Detour

I am a huge fan of the Canadian Rockies. When our Banff to Jasper Road Trip was over, I admit to having a few tears and that’s a first in more than 40 years of travel. Those tears were testament to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, surely one of the most visually stunning places […]

Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka Hike

It is easy to fall in love with the Canadian Rockies postcard town of Banff, with it’s cute buildings and Cascade mountain backdrop. Arriving in Banff via Kootenay National Park, where Grizzly Bears were visibly out of hibernation, had us pumped to begin our Banff to Jasper road trip.  But first we’d planned some easy […]

Monto Qld Gateway to Cania Gorge

South of Cania Gorge on the Burnett Highway is the cute country town of Monto Qld, the most northern and youngest town in the North Burnett region. With a current population of around 1,500, it came into being in 1924 with land plot handovers to soldiers returning from WWI. On arrival I suggest dropping into […]

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. […]

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 […]

What to do in Coolum

Australia is a massive country to explore and it goes without saying that a Queensland beach experience is high on many holidayer’s To Do List. Mine reads something like this. Cool blue water. hot summer days. crashing white foam. sandy toes. salty lips. fish & chip sundowners. drinks on the deck. repeat. Hello Coolum! [pinit] […]

Mossman Gorge Walk

At 135 million years old, Mossman Gorge forms part of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world.  From Mossman, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest begins it’s northward journey to Cape Tribulation and a rendezvous with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’s the ideal walk for a sneak rainforest preview. [pinit] How to Get to there. […]

Why you should visit Port Douglas in Far North Queensland

Location Location Location The success of Port Douglas is all about Location. Just one hour’s spectacular drive north of Cairns Airport in Far North Queensland, with the waters of the Great Barrier Reef lapping the shoreline and the prehistoric rainforest of the Daintree calling, the tiny town of Port as the locals label it, delivers […]