Card Games on Camping Trips

Card Games on Camping Trips

The other day I read a news story about the Grey Nomads of Australia and how they love hitting the road and catching up with each other over Happy Hour. The story made me smile as it reminded me of spending time with my parents in their Winnebago and being invited to join in thoseRead More

Recovering lost photos

Recover Lost Photos When Travelling

A few years go friends of mine found a camera filled with holiday snaps. We all wondered how to get it back to the person, knowing that while they may have had insurance for the camera, they may not have had a copy of all the memories on the card. As we realised it wasRead More

Point It Book

Point It Book now a Top Travel App

There are lots of very clever travel apps out there these days. But I’ll admit I was particularly excited when I discovered one of my favourite travelling companions – the Point It book – had been made into an iPhone app. If you’ve missed the Point It book over the years, it’s one of thoseRead More

Twitter Tips

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Twitter

In the past year or so, it seems the world is divided into two camps. Those who use and love Twitter, and those who just don’t get it. Sure, it’s been around – and I’ve been using it – for more than a mere year. In fact, the little blue bird has just celebrated itsRead More

Sydney Airport Caviar House

Sydney Airport Food Journey

I’m one of those crazy people who actually likes airports. Well, the fun ones like Sydney and Singapore’s Changi, not the boring LAX style ones out there. When they ask us to arrive three hours early for an international flight I’m the kind of person they’re relying on because that’s no problem at all forRead More

Star Gazing with Star Walk App iPhone Astronomy

I’m a relatively recent convert to the cult of the iPhone. I resisted for a long, long time. Then I got one and exactly one week later it was stolen / lost at a Maximo Park gig. For a year I went back to my old phone, which didn’t even have a camera on it,Read More

Adventures with Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance and checking your policy

Every now and again those niggling “I’d better check that out” feelings pay off. And so it was that I discovered just a few days before heading to Europe on holiday that my travel insurance was not all that I expected it to be. You see, I’ve been getting the annual multi-trip travel insurance coverRead More

Only Female Mosquitoes Suck Blood

I’ve always loved the line “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night in bed with a mosquito.” And now a mosquito has proved its mighty power by taking out a news reader live on TV. The poor Taiwanese television presenter ended up in hospital after the mosquitoRead More