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, […]

Mt Ninderry and the Cute Town of Yandina

The Sunshine Coast of Australia is teeming with easily accessible hikes that involve climbing. We’d had our sights set on Mt Ninderry near the cute Queensland town of Yandina for a while and when friends came to stay it was all systems go. Pin Panoramic coastal views and local trivia. The hill in the distance […]

A Famous Bridge in Rome: Ponte Sant’Angelo and a Walk by the Tiber

Springtime in Rome is meant for blissful wanderings in the sun, soaking up the Roman atmosphere and enjoying the captivating river neighbourhoods of the eternal city.  It is the perfect time to visit a Famous Bridge in Rome – Ponte Sant’Angelo and walk by the Tiber River. You know we find the ocean and rivers […]

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 […]

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 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 […]