Spirit of the Outback train sleeper bed

All Aboard the Spirit of the Outback Train to Longreach

Butterflies, dragonflies, cockatoos, and hawks fly outside my widow while kangaroos hop into the distance and cows and calves lazily raise their heads to watch us go by. Then she appears. A Brahman cow has been startled by the train and with us on one side and a fence on the other she has nowhereRead More

Road Trip Outback Queensland

Road Trip Tips: What You Need to Know Before Renting a Car or RV

Road trips rock. There’s something really special about getting together with friends or family and hitting the road together to explore somewhere new. Stopping in little towns, chatting to the locals, seeing new things and trying new foods along the way. I’ve had some wonderful, memorable road trips with friends in the USA, Europe andRead 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

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

Strange Things Travel Bloggers Eat

The Craziest Things Travel Bloggers Have Eaten

One of the wonderful things about travelling to new places is the opportunity to eat and drink new things. Sometimes those things can be a revelation for our taste buds. A ‘how do we not eat this at home?!’ moment. Other times, less so. Travel bloggers are often exposed to new taste sensations and unusualRead More

Q Station Manly

Ghost Tours and a Sleepless Night in one of Australia’s Most Haunted Locations

Some things seem like a good idea in the light of day. Such as spending a night in an award winning hotel in one of Australia’s most haunted locations after doing a ghost tour. ‘What fun!’ I thought to myself as I arranged my stay. ‘I’ve always wanted to do the ghost tours at QRead More

Things Not To Do When Packing

Five Things Not To Do When Packing for a Trip

Packing for a holiday can be exciting as you imagine the wonderful times you’ll be sharing with those soon-to-be-jet-setting outfits, but it can also border on traumatic if you get yourself into a packing pickle. To help ease your packing pain, I’ve come up with a handy guide of five things not to do whenRead More

Country road trips

How to Take a Cat that Hates Cars on a Road Trip

… This content has been created as part of my involvement in Microsoft’s #WorkWonders Program … There’s a reason dogs are the animal you most often see with their smiling faces up against a car window. While there are some cats that love to travel and happily hop into the car, most fall into theRead More