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 […]

Sixteen Reasons to Visit Marrakech the Red

Marrakech really needs to be experienced to be believed. One of the four imperial cities of Morocco, along with Meknes, Fez and Rabat, Marrakech has another name – Marrakucsh Al Hamra – Marrakech the Red – a name originating from it’s incredible red earth walls. [pinit] Courtyard of the Saadian Tombs. We’d not been to […]

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 […]

A Walk around Lake Bled

You know how beautiful art installations are shown on a central display so they can be walked around and enjoyed from all angles? [pinit] While the only natural lake in Slovenia isn’t a fancy art installation, it is stunningly beautiful and as romantic a destination as you could wish for – so of course it has […]

Charming Ljubljana with her River and Bridges

Ljubljana, Slovenia, is one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but what it lacks in size, is made up for by an abundance of Charm. Stately baroque buildings, an ancient hilltop Castle, leafy green Tivoli City Park and gorgeous spring weather provide a winning combination. Charming is a word that describes an awful lot […]

Stumers Creek Dog Friendly Beach at Coolum Australia

There are more than 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia with 39% of households owning one. Aussies love their beach-time and want to share it with their four legged friends. Just walking the dog for half an hour daily is said to improve fitness, lower blood pressure, build stronger muscles/bones, lower stress levels and give […]