Destinations

Places to see!

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...

Colombia

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...

Easter Island, Breathtaking Scenery and a Broken Leg!

Easter Island or Isla de Pasqua is a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Well known for its famous Moai statues, Easter Island’s location makes it one of the most remote islands in the world. It’s a place that many people dream of visiting and I’d always wanted to go there myself. Since we were already going to be in Chile, there was no better time to...

A Fun Day of Cycling in the Elqui Valley, Chile

As soon as we jumped off the bus in Vicuña, we began to relax. Looking around, we straight away knew that we’d made the right choice to head to the Elqui Valley. We’d had a rather stressful time in Chile so far, crossing the border from Bolivia and arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, just days after the largest political unrests since Pinochet had begun.  We’d had...

Our Stressful Time in San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama was our first stop in Chile, a country I had dreamed about visiting for years. I was especially looking forward to visiting this little desert town, packed with fun tours and activities. I’d allocated six full days there, to let us make the most of it. However, little did we know that when we crossed the border from Bolivia into Chile, our time...

The Salar de Uyuni Through My Lens: A Photo Essay

We knew our tour of the Salar de Uyuni would be nothing short of spectacular but really, nothing could prepare us for just how incredible it is. So many people that we met raved about it. However, as much as we thought we were prepared for its awesomeness, the Salar de Uyuni exceeded our expectations. The Salar de Uyuni was like nothing we’d seen before. It’s the...