Author - Cindy Collins

Hiking Mount Greville In The Scenic Rim

We headed back to the Scenic Rim again over the Christmas holidays and while there, we decided to hike another one of the many peaks that the rim has to offer, Mount Greville. Mount Greville was a peak that I had on my hiking bucket list for two reasons. Firstly, every time we’ve visited the Moogerah Dam in the past, Mount Greville always looked so impressive, rising...

16 Amazing Things to Do in and Around Noosa

The beach town of Noosa is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Queensland. Its popularity is not a surprise with the number of awesome things to do in and around it. It’s packed with stunning beaches, plenty of day trip options, lots of breweries, good shopping and it has some beautiful hinterland drives to be had. It’s also famous for its incredible...

15 Best Things to do in George Town Penang

Over the years, we’ve heard so many good things about George Town, a small town in the island of Penang in Malaysia. Since it became UNESCO World Heritage listed, it seems to have become even more popular. We were a little bit disappointed that when we visited Malaysia in 2006, we didn’t have enough time to go there. So, when we were looking for a quick getaway close...

Mt Kilimanjaro: A Day Hike to The Shira Plateau

After Qatar Airlines moved our flight to Arusha forward by a day, we were left to decide what to do with our extra day. We first thought about extending our safari by a day and maybe visiting another national park. However, our safari provider Gosheni Safaris, suggested that we add a day trip to Kilimanjaro National Park and do a day hike across the Shira Plateau. I...

This Is Why You Should Visit Toowoomba

When we first moved to Brisbane, we didn’t know much about Toowoomba. We knew it only as a Queensland hinterland town. But one day I became curious and decided to research it a bit more. Was it worth exploring, I wondered? As I researched it, one thing kept popping up about Toowoomba and that was the yearly Carnival of Flowers. That alone was very interesting to me...

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

All good things must come to an end and sadly, we were coming to the end of our safari. Our last stop was Lake Nakuru for one night, before heading to Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and is found almost halfway between the Maasai Mara and Nairobi, making it a very convenient stop. White rhinos by the lake It turned out to be the perfect last...

Maasai Mara Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After spending two amazing days in the Northern part of the Serengeti National Park watching the animal from the Great Migration form a large group and then cross the river, we were quite keen to get to the Maasai Mara to see where they eventually end up. Giraffes It was a 3-hour drive from our migration camp to the border of Tanzania and Kenya. Once there, the...

Serengeti

The Serengeti Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

The place I had been looking forward to visiting the most on this trip was the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is the most visited park in Tanzania attracting thousands of tourists each year. Home to 3,000 lions, 1000 leopards and more than 2 million hooved animals, it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular safari destination. Thousands of wildebeest gathering to...

Ngorongoro Crater Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

After a day in Tarangire National Park, we woke up bright and early to catch the sunrise. We only had a day in Tarangire so sadly it was time to leave the park and head to our next destination, the Ngorongoro Crater in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater The Ngorongoro Crater was the second stop on our safari, and we were looking forward to it as...