Pete Clifford of Blue Mountains Mystery Tours at Hartley Historic Site.

Peter Clifford, Blue Mountains Mystery Tours: Ten Questions

The Blue Mountains is not only one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of Australia, it’s also filled with history. And with that history comes a ghost story or two. Actually, make that a lot more than two. One man who knows those tales better than most is Peter Clifford. Paranormal Pete, as he’s alsoRead More

Car Fuel Door Sign in Suburu

The Super Simple Way to Know Which Side of the Car the Fuel Door is On

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done it. Hired or borrowed a car, realised I needed to get petrol and started looking into the side mirrors trying to get a hint of which side of the car the fuel door is on before pulling into the petrol station. Then a while backRead More

Wrong choice of Hiking Boots

A newbie hiker’s guide to the best hiking boots or shoes for your money

… This is a guest post by James Menta of Sole Labz … Let me tell you about my absolute worst hiking experience with Lance, my mentor at the time. In the process, I might mention a few places that you never heard of but don’t worry about that, all you need to know aboutRead More

Zane Denmen Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef

Zane Denmen, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef: Ten Questions

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is one of those special Australian experiences that has been high on my travel wish list for a while now. Being able to walk for days along such an iconic part of Australia’s coastline is already a great idea before you add in the fact that you get to spendRead More

kiacoltd personalised world map on etsy

Ten Romantic Gifts for your Travel Lover found on Etsy

As Valentines Day approaches there will be lots of people who scoff at the Hallmark Holiday concept and say that they shouldn’t have to be romantic on that one day, but instead treat their partner with lots of love all year around. Which sounds pretty darn good to me, because who doesn’t want to beRead More

Rocky Mountains Glacier image credit Doug Cunnington

Seven Steps to Plan Your Next Overseas Trip

… This is a Guest Post by Doug Cunnington … Planning a trip overseas can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to figure out where to even start so we’ve broken down the process into seven simple steps to make the process less intimidating. 1. Choose your destination This may seem straight-forward,Read More

Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle, Time Travel Turtle: Ten Questions

When I met Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle I knew he was a fellow travel blogger but I didn’t realise we had a lot more in common. As we got to know each other somewhere at sea between Wellington and Sydney we discovered that we had both been broadcast journalists and producers before starting ourRead More

Prada Sunglasses on River Countess river cruise

2016 Adventures: The Future’s So Bright I Need New Shades

… This post has been brought to you by Vision Direct Australia …   2016. The bright, shiny, new year is almost upon us and as hard as I’m going to find it to say goodbye to 2015 which has been a wonderful wonderful year to me, I’m starting to embrace the whole 2016 concept.Read More

gift ideas for travellers

A Travel Lover’s Gift Ideas for Every Budget

It’s that time of year again when people start trying to decide what to put under the tree for their loved ones. As I clearly love to travel I’m often asked about gift ideas for other people who share my passion. Last year I put together a suggested list that included packing cells, Bluetooth speakersRead More

Explorer of the Seas in Sydney Harbour, image courtesy Royal Caribbean

How to Spend Sea Days on Explorer of the Seas

Last weekend cruising history was made as Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas became the biggest cruise ship ever to be based in Australia and was greeted by her twin sister Voyager of the Seas in Sydney Harbour for the big moment. Around 10,000 passengers and crew were onboard the two big ships as theyRead More