Author - Cindy Collins

Yarram: Victoria’s New Street-Art Destination

We’ve lived in Victoria for 14 years but, until a few weeks ago, we’d never heard of the small Gippsland town of Yarram. However, this recently changed because Yarram has become quite popular lately, thanks to an initiative from locals to bring more tourism to the town.  The sleepy town of Yarram needed a little boost in tourism, especially after the devastating...

Where to Escape in the Gippsland Lakes?

If you’re visiting Victoria and are into all sorts of water activities, then a visit to the Gippsland Lakes is a must. The Gippsland Lakes are located in East Gippsland, around a three to four-hour drive from Melbourne. The Gippsland Lakes are a network of inland waterways covering 354 square kilometres. They are considered the largest inland lakes in Australia. The...

Queen Elizabeth National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest and most popular game reserve. It is one of the two most popular tourist destinations in the country, alongside the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Elephants at the Queen Elizabeth National Park The Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse ecosystem includes...

Raymond Island: Victoria’s Koala Haven

Koalas have got to be the cutest Australian animals. They’re a major drawcard for Australia, with people from all over the world coming here hoping to see one up close. By far the best way to see them is in the wild, where they belong! In our state of Victoria, the best place to see them is on a small island off the East Gippsland coast called Raymond Island. Sadly...

Murchison Falls National Park Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

Uganda may be more popular for its Gorilla trekking than for its wildlife safari but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do both. If you’re a wildlife and nature buff who loves a good safari, Uganda has plenty to offer, to keep you wanting more. Like most people, the main reason we visited Uganda was to view the majestic Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest...

A Visit to The Ancient Ruins of Jerash, Jordan

The ancient Roman city of Jerash (originally known as Gerasa) is one of the largest and best-preserved Roman sites in the world. It’s often referred to as the Pompeii of the Middle East and it’s a must-see for history and archaeology lovers. Dating back to the 1st century AD, the ruins give you a feel for what Roman streets and markets might have been like all those...

A Quick Guide to the Peruvian Seaside Town of Paracas

The small seaside town of Paracas is just four hours south of Lima and is definitely worth the detour. This small fishing village, now turned tourist destination, is one of Peru’s best wildlife-watching destinations.  The Paracas Peninsula is home to the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve, both swarming with wildlife such as sea lions, penguins...

A Three-Week Itinerary for First Time Visitors to Colombia

After being deemed too dangerous to travel to for many years, Colombia is now safe to visit and in the last few years, it’s become a favourite destination for travellers to South America. Colombia has a lot to offer for all kind of travellers and is a must-go destination if you love nature, rich culture, street art, music, sunshine and beautiful beaches. There...

Our Complete Guide to Strahan, Tasmania

The small and quaint harbour-side village of Strahan is one of the most isolated towns in Tasmania. Because of this, it doesn’t attract quite as many visitors as Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, or Hobart. But Strahan has plenty to offer and should be on anyone’s Tasmanian itinerary. While it does take a bit of effort to reach, once you’re there you won’t...

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...