The Unexpected Happen When Travelling

The Unexpected Happens When Travelling

Posted In: Travel Tips
No matter how well you plan your trip, no matter how many scenarios you plan for, things happen that are outside of your control.  In some cases you may be prepared but in others you may need to change plans or rearrange plans.  Let me give you some of the examples we have come across in our travels. Cancelled Flights We had been in the UK for a fa[...]
First Aid Kit

5 Items I Always Have in my First Aid Kit

Posted In: Travel Tips
A first aid kit is a must for any traveller and there are plenty of “off the shelf” type kits that are great for most needs. But there are specific items that may not be in your standard first aid kit that I always make sure are included in my kit. Item 1 – Blister Pads You never know when you will get a blister, even if you have worn your shoes a lot[...]
Best Camera for Travelling

What is the Best Camera for Travelling?

Posted In: Travel Photography
Photography is not just a hobby for me, it’s a passion.  I carry a lot of camera gear with me when I travel and actually use all of it most of the time. I’ve been asked what is the best camera to have when travelling.  Well, I have one simple answer.  The best camera is the one you have with you!  I know that is such a cliche. Let me[...]
Fellini Restaurant & Bar
Gold Coast

Fellini Restaurant & Bar, Gold Coast

Posted In: Australia
A cold and wet winters day on the Gold Coast.  What is there to do?  Find a great restaurant for lunch, of course! There is nothing better than great Italian food on a cold and wet day.  So we decided to eat at Fellini Restaurant & Bar.  Fellini has a reputation for serving great Italian cuisine. Fellini's is located at the Marina M[...]
Cafe De Gaeper
Amsterdam

Our Local Bar in Amsterdam – Cafe De Gaeper

Posted In: The Netherlands
One of the things I love about travelling is finding a great spot to eat and have a drink.  Even better is when the atmosphere is so great that you want to go back again and before you realise, it has become your local bar while you are there. Whilst in Amsterdam, we called in for a drink and dinner at a small cafe / bar near our hotel called Cafe De G[...]
Start a Travel Tradition

Start a Travel Tradition

Posted In: Travel Tips
One of the fun things we love to do when we travel is follow a travel tradition – something that we do everywhere we visit, well in a lot of the places we visit. The tradition doesn’t have to be big.  It can be something small.  My small tradition is to buy a key ring from every city / country we visit.  It’s just a small trinket to rem[...]
5 Tips to Get Though Airport Security Faster

5 Tips to Get Through Airport Security Faster

Posted In: Travel Tips
How many times have you got to airport security to be fumbling to find items that need to be scanned separately.  Or worse, have someone in front of you that doesn’t realise that they have to have their laptop and liquids scanned separately and once they find those items, they buzz the security screening because they haven’t taken items out of their[...]
5 Reasons to Visit the Butchart Gardens
Victoria

5 Reasons to Visit the Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Posted In: Canada
Regardless of whether you find gardens interesting or not, the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada are a stunning and tranquil place to visit. The Butchart Gardens are located on Vancouver Island, about 23 km north of Victoria at 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay.  The gardens are open every day, but you should check the web site for o[...]
Male Statues - The Louvre
Paris

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 3

Posted In: France | Male Statues
This is the fourth in my blog series of Male Statues & Their Appendages.  If you haven’t seen the previous three blogs, please head over to my Male Statues Series. We spent a day at the Louvre.  If you are planning a trip to the Louvre, you need to understand that it is large and takes time to be able to see everything.  My tips ar[...]
Trip to Davidson Glacier, Alaska
Davidson Glacier, Alaska

Trip to Davidson Glacier, Alaska

Posted In: United States
We arrived in Skagway on board the MS Noordam, a Holland America Line ship as we were sailing the Alaskan Inside Passage.  There were a number of options for excursions in Skagway and we were excited to be able to visit Davidson Glacier. Getting to Davidson Glacier A mini bus collected us from the cruise ship dock.  The dock has minimal facilities[...]