Experiences

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...

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...

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...

The Salkantay Trek, an Incredible Hike to Machu Picchu

We always knew we wanted to visit Machu Picchu while in Peru but there was one thing that we weren’t quite sure about. Should we do it the easy way and take the train, or should we do it the hard way and hike there? When people talked about hiking the Inca Trail, I always thought that it wasn’t for me. For starters, I’m not a fan of camping. I was only 23 years old...

Hiking Rainbow Mountain and The Red Valley, Peru

In recent years, Cusco has become even more popular than it already was, this time because of Vinicunca, a magnificent geologic wonder. Also known as Rainbow Mountain or La Montana de Siete Colores, Vinicunca has taken Instagram by storm. Photos of Rainbow Mountain are everywhere, complete with shots of people posing with cheeky Alpacas at the top of this colourful...

A Three-Day Hike into the Colca Canyon, Peru

At 3,270 metres (10,730 ft), the Colca Canyon or Cañon de Colca is the second deepest canyon in the world. But somehow, not many people have heard of it. It lives in the shadows of another famous grand canyon in Arizona that is actually only the 4th deepest one in the world! If you’re a keen hiker, Colca Canyon should be on your Peruvian bucket list. It’s a tough...

Hiking the Cerro de Monserrate, Bogota

Walking around Bogota, you can’t miss spotting the Cerro de Monserrate, the large hill that rises above downtown Bogota. With its church perched on top of it, the highest point in Bogota stands out. Monserrate is one of Bogota’s most popular tourist attractions because, as you can imagine, from its peak at 3200 metres above sea level, you get amazing views of the...

Hiking in the Tayrona National Park from the Calabazo entrance

The Tayrona National Park is one of the prettiest national parks in Colombia. Located on the Caribbean Coast, Tayrona is pretty much paradise on earth. With palm trees galore, stunning blue water, white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife, it’s everything you might be looking for in a tropical getaway. It sounds perfect and it sure is! The only problem with Tayrona...

Hiking the Cocora Valley, Colombia 


The Wax Palm Tree is Colombia’s national tree and in the Cocora Valley, the Wax Palm trees stand up to sixty meters tall. They are the tallest palm trees in the world and they are certainly an impressive sight. The Cocora Valley is part of the Los Nevados National Park and is situated in the coffee region of Colombia. It’s an easy day trip from the pretty little...

5 Days in the Ecuadorian Amazon

We recently spent five days in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The Amazon, the one place in the world that I swore to myself I would never set foot in, ever! Why’s that? It’s for one reason only; I am absolutely terrified of spiders, especially large ones such as ugly, hairy Tarantulas.  We all know that many fears are totally irrational and Arachnophobia (the fear of...