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5 Must Visit Locations on the East Coast of Tasmania
Tasmania

5 Must Visit Locations on Tasmania’s East Coast

Posted In: Australia
Tasmania has so many stunning natural wonders.  Hiring a car and doing a road trip is a great way to see the island state. However, with limited time it is impossible to see everything. So here is my list of five must visit natural locations on the East Coast of Tasmania. 1 - Bay of Fires In 2009, the Bay of Fires was named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world.  The Lonely Planet guide described it as “white beaches of hourglass-fine sand, Bombay Saphhire sea, an azure sky – and n[...]
10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Photography Drone for Travel

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Photography Drone for Travel

Posted In: Drones
I am writing this article with a couple of assumptions in mind. Firstly, I am assuming you are thinking of buying a drone to take video and photographs. Secondly, I am assuming that you will be taking the drone with you when you travel.  1 – You can’t expect to “buy and fly” a drone Like most camera gear, you can now buy drones in duty free shops as you walk through airports. But unlike many cameras, you cannot charge the battery, put a memory card in it and expect to be able to use it.  There is no autom[...]
Pack Half and Half

Travelling with Extended Family – Are You Crazy?

Posted In: Plan Your Travel
Have you ever been planning a trip and had a family member ask if they can “tag along”?  The option of travelling with extended family may come up, especially if they have seen you travel to exotic locations around the world and they haven’t travelled much or at all.  Is it really a good idea to say yes? Here are some tips to help you, firstly decide if it is a good idea, and secondly to avoid issues while travelling. Tip 1:  Do you get along before you travel? We all know that family aren’t always[...]
10 Tips to Get Started Hiking
Hiking

10 Tips to Get Started Hiking

Posted In: Hiking Tips
Hiking is a great way to see the world – it allows you to see areas that most people don’t get to see.  It is also a great way to keep fit and I’ve found hiking to be a great way to de-stress as well. So here are 10 quick tips to help you get started on your hiking journey. Tip 1: Seek medical advice before starting strenuous exercise This should be a given, but I wanted to say it anyway.  As we get older, it can be harder to get back into physical exercise.  By checking with your doctor first, you can[...]
Male Statues & Their Appendages - Paris Part 1
Paris

Male Statues & Their Appendages – Paris Part 1

Posted In: France | Male Statues
Ok so after sharing with you my naked male statues of Florence post, I thought I would add the naked male statues of Paris!  Well Part 1 anyway – there are soooo many naked male statues in the Louve I will leave them for another post or two. Trocadero Gardens The Trocadero Gardens is located on the opposite side of the Seine to the Eiffel Tower.  It provides great views of the Eiffel Tower.  However, it can be really busy with tourists and there are a lot of hawkers there selling cheap trinkets. The gardens consi[...]
Guide to Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain

Hiking Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Posted In: Australia | Hikes
Cradle Mountain is found at the northern end of the Cradle Mt – Lake St Clair National Park.  The national park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It has an abundance of natural beauty as well as very cute wildlife. It is about a 4 hour drive from the capital of Hobart or about a 2 hour drive from Launceston. Cradle Mountain is also the start of the world famous Overland Track, a 65 km, 6 day hike through some of Tasmania’s most spectacular wilderness region. Our Cradle Mountain Hike We sta[...]
Amsterdam

Windmills in Holland – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: The Netherlands
We took a quick trip out into the countryside to see some the beautiful windmills still operating in Holland.We visited Schermer Molens Stichting. Schermer Mills Foundation own and operate the windmills. The foundation has worked to restore the windmills and now operates the facility as a museum. As a result of the restoration work, you can see a windmill working both outside as well as inside.It is about 45 minutes outside of Amsterdam and is easily accessible by car, public transport or on a day tour from the[...]
Condomerie
Amsterdam

Visiting Condomerie, Amsterdam

Posted In: The Netherlands
While taking a leisurely stroll around the Red Light District of Amsterdam we came across this very interesting store, Condomerie. Where is Condomerie? Condomerie is located at Warmoesstraat 141, 1012JB Amsterdam which is in the famous Red Light District of Amsterdam.  It is in easy walking distance from the Central Station and Dam. When you walk towards the address, you can’t miss the store.  It has a large yellow signed hanging above the pavement outside the door and a number of condoms h[...]
8 Tips to Protect Your Laptop When Using Public Wi-Fi

8 Tips to Protect your Laptop When Using Public Wi-Fi

Posted In: Travel Security
So is using public wi-fi safe when travelling? “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Free wi-fi is no exception to this adage. Security company Avast tested this theory by setting up a number of free fake Wi-Fi hotspots to see how many people would take the bait. They caught a lot of fish.” – Jen A Miller, CIO Magazine, 29 July, 2016. On one day Avast set up a number of free, but fake, wi-fi hot spots during a Republican National Convention in Cleveland, USA.  During the day, more than 1,200 people l[...]
10 Tips for the Security of your Home While on Holidays

10 Tips for Securing Your Home When on Holidays

Posted In: Travel Security
The security of your home when you head off to travel is important, not only to keep your home safe, but also for peace of mind while travelling.  Here are 10 tips for securing your home before heading on your holiday. Tip 1: Ensure gates, doors and windows are locked Firstly, ensure your gates are locked.  This makes it more difficult for a burglar to get access to the side or back of your home and if they do, it’s also more difficult to get back out. Also, make sure all windows and doors are locked.  It[...]