Coffs Harbour to Brisbane Aussie Road Trip Heaven

A Coffs Harbour to Brisbane road trip, covering approximately 400km of the Australian A1 route, passes a stellar line-up of coastal towns with their beaches, rivers and relaxed lifestyles. Australia is well endowed with beaches and this stretch of coastline has some stunners. But, if scenic hinterland drives and cooler mountain air are your thing, […]

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 shedding 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 […]

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 […]

Why you should visit Port Douglas in Far North Queensland

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 big time as […]

Lan Ha Bay Vietnam rival for Halong Bay

Cat Bay Island in Vietnam is a stepping off point to beautiful Lan Ha Bay. Karst islands litter Lan Ha Bay, like stepping stones in a giant playground meant for outdoor pursuits like climbing and kayaking. The quieter, more pristine waters of Lan Ha, rival and many say surpass, those of the descending dragon or Halong […]

Kyoto Train Station and Christmas

Although only one in two million Japanese are Christians, the Festive Season is not overlooked in Japan.  In fact anything involving the national sport of shopping, is embraced with gusto and Christmas with it’s shining lights, trees, gifts and ornaments is enjoyed as a cultural event. [pinit] I was particularly transfixed by the decorations for […]

Road Trip New Zealands South Island Part 3

Queenstown. Adrenalin Rush Part 3 of our South Island Road trip begins in Queenstown is the self-proclaimed bungee jumping, canyon swinging, jet boating, snow skiing, luging capital of New Zealand. Movie Location Tours But Queenstown has more to offer than pure adrenalin fuelled activities. Movie Location tours are popular – three of the many movies made nearby […]