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Moulin Rouge
Paris

Moulin Rouge – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | France
The Moulin Rouge in an iconic Paris show. We booked for the show only and not the dinner. It was still daylight when we arrived but it’s not until after dark that the building lights up with the neon lights.  You cannot take photos of the show. The show itself was a good show with the exception of it using animals. I am very anti the use of animals for shows. They brought out miniature horses for one part and they have a pool with pythons which a women is “thrown” into. The pythons were not moving and the woman[...]
10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland
Iceland

10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
We spent an amazing 18 days exploring Iceland.  The churches in this beautiful country are unique and usually are accompanied by stunning scenery.  The churches on this list are in order of us visiting them as we drove clockwise around Iceland.1 – Reykholt Church There are two churches on this site, with this church being the oldest, dating back to 1896.  The church sits behind its new counterpart and amongst an old cemetery.  It is also open to the public.[...]
Tessellated Pavement
Eaglehawk Neck

Tessellated Pavement – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
The Tessellated Pavement is a state reserve at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is about 25 minutes from this historic Port Arthur. We stayed at Eaglehawk Neck overnight which allowed us to take the short drive to Port Arthur to be there when it opened.  It also allowed us to see this amazing formation both at dusk and the following morning. From the Tessellated Pavement State Reserve car park it takes a couple of minutes to walk along a bush track and down a few flights of stairs to[...]
10 ways to be in your travel photos

10 Ways to be in Your Travel Photos When You Hate Having Your Photo Taken

Posted In: Travel Photography
If you are like me, so many times I have arrived home from an adventure somewhere to find that I have very few or even no photos of me on those adventures.  While I really do not like having my photo taken, it is nice to be in some photos to show you actually did go to those amazing places. So, as a person who hates being in photos, here are my ten ways to include yourself in your travel photos. 1 - Be a Small Part of the Overall Photo By being a small part of the overall photo, you do not become the main focus of th[...]
Colossi of Memnon
Luxor

Colossi of Memnon

Posted In: Destinations | Egypt
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues, standing 20 metres tall, of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Since 1350BC (over 3,400 years), when Amenhotep III ruled Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, the statues have stood in the Theban Necroplolis, west of what is now Luxor and the Nile River. The Colossi of Memnon was built during the pharaoh’s lifetime with its original function being to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple, where he was worshipped as a god both before and after his death. Bo[...]
Albano, Italy
Albano

Albano, Italy – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy.  It is 25 kilometres outside of Rome.  It is a beautiful town with stunning old buildings. Albano is a great place to spend time wandering the streets, exploring and sampling the food from the local shops.[...]
Honolulu
Honolulu

10 Random Things About Honolulu

I had a week in Honolulu for a conference and thought I would share 10 random things I noticed while there. 1 – Get up early to see a sunrise To get out of Waikiki for a sunrise I decided to take a photography tour with Oahu Photography Tours.  It was a great way to see some amazing scenery around the island and to get some amazing photos.  A special shout out to De-Jay who was my guide on the day. 2 – Waikiki is full of designer shops Waikiki is set up for tourists and for shopping and[...]
15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

15 Songs for Your Next Road Trip

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
Who else sometimes feels the need to take a road trip? That feeling of driving down the open road, exploring the unknown. It has been a tradition for so many of us from growing up to now. To me a big difference between taking a road trip as a kid and now is that we get to control the music. I love taking a road trip and I love having great music playing in the car on those road trips.  It’s great to be travelling along new roads with music blaring. So I thought I would share 15 of the songs I always have in my playli[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
Visiting Port Arthur
Port Arthur

Visiting Port Arthur

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
Port Arthur is a small town and UNESCO world heritage listed former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania.  It is one of Australia's most significant heritage sites.  It has a tragic history both in the convict era and in modern times. Getting to Port Arthur Most people who go to Port Arthur travel from Hobart to the site. Port Arthur is about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Hobart.  If you are staying in Hobart, I recommend you get up early to make sure you are at Port Arthur when the g[...]