For many years we’ve considered going to Hawaii; but our images of Waikiki with buildings over-shadowing the beach, hordes of tourists, chains of shops and restaurants turned us off going. We love beach holidays but we love quiet ones. Staying in cabanas or bungalows rather than one of a thousand condos. Then after some more research […]
I visit the Gold Coast regularly as my friend lives there. On my last visit, we both decided to visit Moreton Island as neither of us had been there before. We booked an organised day trip with the Scenic Day Tour Group. Moreton Island is about sixty kilometres north-east of Brisbane. It is a popular day […]
Lord Howe Island is a UNESCO World Heritage listed island about 600 kilometres North East of Sydney. Unlike the popular islands of the Whitsundays, Lord Howe Island is not very well known to the rest of the world. Some Australians have never even heard of it. Lord Howe island is always a quiet haven. Only […]
After many years of flying through Singapore and never getting a chance to stop to explore it, we thought it was time to see what Singapore was all about. So we decided to stopover for three days on our way back from Sri Lanka. I had heard mixed reviews about Singapore from friends. Some love […]
For most visitors to Australia, seeing our beautiful wildlife is high on the list of things to do while they’re here. Some people think this wildlife must be everywhere (I recall one of my family members in France asking me if I had kangaroos in my Melbourne backyard). Sadly no. And chances are that if they restrict their […]
The Isle of Pines or “Ile des Pins” is a small island situated in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of New Caledonia, a French colony. It takes around thirty minutes by plane to get there from Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia. The plane ride is quite stunning as you get to see all of the […]
After eight years, we recently made it back to Sydney for another visit. I have a soft spot for this city. It was the first city I explored in Australia. I was in my early twenties, living in London working three jobs to help me realise my dream – to travel to Australia.
“Why Sri Lanka?” That’s what most people asked us when we said we were going there on our next travels. We were a little surprised by that question. My own answers were along the lines of “Why not?” or “It’s somewhere I’ve never been” (gotta tick those countries off the list!). Well now that we’re back […]