Paris and Northern Italy By Train 

by Book on-line, book early, book first class (there are deals to be had), pack light and be ready for some mad dashes between platforms….. Then just sit back and enjoy.  Train travel in Europe, while not without its challenges, can be […]

You Too Can Live The Grecian Dream

by Living the dream Maybe I am trying to live the dream from The Durrell’s mini- series, based on Gerald Durrell’s true life adventures in “My Family and Other Animals”, as Louisa Durrell a widow, who in 1935 moves her family from […]

The Travel Apps We Can’t Live Without

by While on the road, one of the most precious possessions for a traveller is their phone. It keeps them in touch with family, stores all itinerary info, helps them find where they need to go and lets them spread the travel envy […]

How To Pack Your Life In A Suitcase

by Every year millions of Australians count down the days until their next trip overseas. While researching the best attractions and cuisine is exciting, most of us overlook the dreaded task of packing. Consequently, we over pack and end up dragging multiple […]

#SheTravels – Paris In Winter

by As regular readers will know Paris is my very favourite city to visit. My husband even worked there commuting back and forth for three years. It is now like a second home to us. I first visited Paris in the Wintertime […]

#Trashtag Challenge

by Australians have for decades embraced home-grown campaigns to clean up rubbish in parks, rivers, beaches and oceans in the quest to sustain our claim to being among the world’s most beautiful countries in the world. Millions of tonnes of public trash […]

Summer Holiday Travel Claims On The Rise

by Allianz reveals Aussies made more claims this summer, with summer holiday claims up 32 percent. Monkey attacks, slippery ski slopes and fitness fails are just a few scenarios Australians found themselves in this summer. Data released by Allianz Global Assistance, the assistance […]

Touring Japan In Large Groups

by Jetstar has just done it again and released incredible prices for return flights to Japan from anywhere in Australia. This is a similar offer to what I took up last year, along with another family, with the attitude of “book now […]

#SheInspires Michelle Lee

by Sydney woman Michelle Lee is set to become the first Australian woman to cross any ocean solo in a rowboat, when she arrives in English Harbour in Antigua this month. The 46-year-old left La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12 […]

15 Must See Beaches In Australia

by Visiting the beach has become a staple for most Australians during summer. With over 10,000 beaches, Australians are truly spoilt for choice. From pristine white sands, turquoise, aqua and scarlet blue waters, big waves or calm waters, there really is a […]

10 Holiday Packing Tips

by As teachers, children and parents prepare to run free, many of us will be thinking of our holidays. Are you heading to the coast or perhaps an island destination? Many of us in Australia head to sunny, beach climates at this […]

Do You Know The Real Santa Claus?

by Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, bringing gifts to children. Santa has several aliases, depending on the part of the world you live in. The English call him Father Christmas, the French know him as Père Noël, and Kris […]

Why You Should Visit Provence

by Ah, Provence…. Warm and welcoming , with beaches, history, rolling vineyards, gastronomic experiences, sensational chocolate and healing lavender. Provence is a beautiful region in South Eastern France known for its diverse landscapes.Think Alps, plains, the French Riviera and calanques (rocky inlets […]

No More Secrets For Heide

by It was a cloudy morning when we parked our SUV at 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen in Victoria. Despite out-of-towners assumption about Melbourne’s weather, November was a pleasant, warm and breezy 31 degrees. I was thrilled when my cousins suggested we visit […]

No Bali Belly, Just Bali Adventures

by It’s been four years since my last trip to Bali with the girls and an overriding impression on our recent six day retreat (there were four of us) was that the popular holiday spot, which attracts more than 1m Australians a […]

Singapore Slings Us A Great Time

by The last time I visited Singapore was in 2002, on my way back from living overseas for six years. With the recent release of the film Crazy Rich Asians and my need for a destination to celebrate my son turning 18, […]

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