Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

20 Great Sydney Tours by Bus, Boat, Helicopter and More

Having lived there most of my life I may be the teensiest bit biased, but I do believe Sydney is one of the greatest places in the world. I was going to say one of the greatest cities, but that category is too limiting. So I’m going with places. There’s sooooo much to see andRead More

Embracing Selfie Sticks and Guided Holidays on a Trafalgar tour of Turkey

I never thought I’d be the sort of person to embrace the selfie stick. And it certainly never occurred to me that one day I would be huddled around one with sweet local ladies and new global friends in a remote village in Turkey, laughing together at how our picture turned out, or taking aRead More

View from Mt Hoher Kasten, Switzerland

Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolate Tour

Switzerland. Just the name conjures up images of dramatic mountains, sparkling lakes, charming towns and yes, cheese and chocolate. Of course there’s a whole lot more to this beautiful country than clichés, but when in Switzerland you’d be crazy to miss out on some of the things they’re known around the world for. Having neverRead More

Taking a tour of Uluru on a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

Harley Davidson Tours of Uluru

There’s a moment when you first see Uluru up close and you realise there’s so much more to the rock than you really understood before. It’s one thing to see pictures and to have people tell you how incredibly beautiful and spiritual it is, but it’s another thing to see and feel that for yourself.Read More

Norway fjords

Norway Cruise Excursions and Tours Review

… This post is brought to you by My Adventure Travel …   You can tell a lot about a company from the philosophy they share on their website. When I first looked into My Adventure Travel I felt I’d discovered a kindred spirit when I read that they believe travel is about learning thingsRead More

Northern Lights, Photo courtesy Bentours

Northern Lights with Bentours and Hurtigruten

The first Norwegian word I learnt before heading to Bergen to start an eleven day cruise was Nordlys. It means Northern Lights, and it was the reason I was going. Five days into the cruise I’ll admit I was starting to lose hope. We’d somehow managed to get on a ship that was a magnetRead More

NSW Mounted Police Tours

NSW Mounted Police Tours

Here’s one for trivia night: where will you find the oldest continuous Mounted Police Unit in the world? If you answered New South Wales, Australia, you’d be right. And that would mean you may have just been on the same tour that I have. A tour I’d recommend for those who love horses, police andRead More

Snowmobiles at the ready for the snowmobile tour at Falls Creek ski fields, Victoria

Falls Creek Snowmobile Tours

Hate is strong word. Which is why I say instead that I really, really don’t like ski boots. Really. And unfortunately those clunky uncomfortable things are quite central to skiing. But this week in the Australian alpine resort of Falls Creek, I discovered a wonderful way to explore the snow that doesn’t involve putting my feet intoRead More

Window in Sydney's QVB

Sydney’s QVB more than a Shopping Gem

For many who work in the city of Sydney, the QVB is something they walk past, or under, or through almost every day. For tourists, it’s a pretty building with nice shops. But there’s more to this old dame than meets the eye. After years of using her as a thoroughfare myself, I’ve recently startedRead More

Sydney's Big Red Double Decker Bus Tours

Sydney Big Red Bus Tour on Double Decker Bus

Over the years I’ve travelled on many a Big Red Bus tour in cities around the world. My first was in New York, and after I got over the cringe factor of being such an obvious tourist, I discovered they’re a great way to get to know the layout of the city, and pick upRead More