Destinations

Places to see!

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...

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...