Author - Cindy Collins

A Breathtaking Cruise on the Gordon River

On the day after our lovely train ride aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, we took another exciting trip (there’s never time to be bored in Tasmania!). This time, we took a cruise along the Gordon River.  The Gordon River is one of Tasmania’s most striking natural wonders, and a cruise along it is an absolute must-do while visiting Strahan. I was really...

Riding the West Coast Wilderness Railway

While the whole of Tasmania is full of wonderful scenery if you enjoy rugged wilderness as well as history, a trip to Tassie’s west coast is definitely in order. Because of its remote location, you might think that you can only explore the west coast if you’re a hiker; but that’s not the case. Both Strahan and Queenstown (the main towns of the west coast) are...

Stepping back in time in the Historic Township of Walhalla

Once upon a time, the small town of Walhalla was one of the richest gold regions in Australia. In 1862, when gold was discovered in this mountainous part of Victoria, people flocked to the area. They arrived dreaming of riches and many began working for the local mines. But because the area was so difficult to reach, a small settlement was created to support the gold...

A Weekend Escape to Glenrowan and the King Valley

Victoria is full of hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. So, whenever we get a chance, we head out of the big smoke to drive through our beautiful countryside. On long weekends, we venture out a little further. On our most recent Australia day long weekend, we rented an Airbnb in Taminick, near Glenrowan. We hadn’t spent much time in this part of the state...

Should You Visit Villa De Leyva on a Day Trip?

A visit to the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva is like stepping back in time into Colombia’s past. With its 400-year-old Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and all-white buildings, it’s a stunning looking town, so it definitely should be on your Colombian itinerary. However, many people visit Villa de Leyva as a day trip from Bogota...

18 Best U.S. National Parks to Visit This Year

With a total of 62 national parks to choose from, the United States is packed with natural wonders worth exploring.  That’s especially true for nature lovers, keen hikers; or if you’re simply after an unforgettable time in the wilderness. With so many great ones to choose from, it’s tough to decide which parks to visit. So little time, right? Plus, very few of...

Driving Down the King Valley’s Prosecco Road

Who doesn’t like Prosecco? Prosecco reminds me of summer, of Italy, or a long lazy afternoon with girlfriends. The word Prosecco brings happiness and a smile to my face. I love a nice dry Prosecco! So, when we read about the Prosecco Road, in our home state of Victoria, we just had to drive it!  Driving the Prosecco Road You might think that Prosecco is only...

A Terrible End to Our Year of Travel

If you’ve been following Free Two Roam for a while, you’ll know that we spent the end of 2018 and most of 2019 on the road, travelling. We celebrated our first travel anniversary on the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. What an amazing place to celebrate it too, I might add! Travelling full time was something that we’d wanted and had been planning to do for a while. We...