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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 gat[...]
15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland
Iceland

15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries to visit.  From its rugged coastline, to its stunning waterfalls, to its quaint churches, this beautiful country is a must visit. We spent 17 wonderful days exploring this beautiful country and it simply was not enough time.  As we flew out of Reykjavik, I knew I was already missing Iceland and I cannot wait to return. I hope these 15 photos encourage you to visit this stunning country soon. Glymer Waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Iceland[...]
Hiking the Inca Trail - What We Took With Us
Peru

Hiking the Inca Trail – Packing List

Posted In: Destinations | Hikes | Peru
Hiking the Inca Trail had been on my bucket list for some time.  So to actually hike the trail was a dream come true.  But there was a lot of things to do before we did the trek, getting fit for one!  But what was also important was what we should take with us on the trek.Two PacksYou get to take two packs with you.  The first pack was carried the entire trek for us by a porter and we could pack up to 6kg in that pack.  The second pack we carried ourselves.  In this pack we carried everything we needed each day.  So w[...]
Male Statues & Their Appendages - Paris
Paris

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 4

The Louvre This is the fifth in my blog series of Male Statues & Their Appendages.  If you haven’t seen the previous four blogs, please head over to my Male Statues Series. We spent a day at the Louvre.  Now can I just say that there are sooooo many male statues in the Louvre that show their appendages.  Here are a few examples of them. This one just looks painful The laid back sexy look. The noble one. The dad The tragedy.[...]
Mummies at Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca
Nasca

Chauchilla Cemetery, Nasca

Posted In: Destinations | Peru
While visiting Nasca we had a morning free before taking a flight over the famous Nasca lines.  So we decided to visit the Chauchilla Cemetery. You will find the cemetery located 30km south of Nasca.  After our visit to the cemetery we stopped at the Nasca airport for our flight over the Nasca lines.  Then we headed back into Nasca for the night. There is a small fee to enter the cemetery.  Once you have paid the entrance fee you are able to wonder the area yourself.  However, the best way to see[...]
Pau Hana Market, Waikiki
Honolulu

The Pau Hana Market – Waikiki’s Food Trucks

I was in Hawaii to present at a conference so I had travelled there by myself.  My usual travel companion, my husband Darren, stayed home to look after our fur children!  So I explored Waikiki by myself. I found the Pau Hana Market by accident as I went for a walk looking for somewhere to eat out in Waikiki.  Pau Hana Market is a permanent set up with up to seven food trucks.  There were seven trucks on the night I ate there and five when I returned two days later for lunch. The market[...]
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 family wedding and had headed to Ireland after the wedding.  It just happened to be in 2010 and while in Ireland, the Iceland volcano eruption played havoc with flight[...]
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 before travelling.  Even when visiting cities we walk a lot and it is not uncommon for us to walk over 20km each day.  I wear my favourite and most comfortable[...]
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 explain.  (Oh and in future posts I will talk more about different cameras). I have taken photographs that I absolutely love with a DSLR, a mirrorless camera, a co[...]
Fellini Restaurant & Bar
Gold Coast

Fellini Restaurant & Bar, Gold Coast

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
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 Mirage in Main Beach and had great views of the marina and broadwater. The view from our table. Even on a rainy day the view is amazing. Fellini has been awa[...]