South Saskatchewan River views from The Bessborough hotel, Saskatoon

Saskatooning: What to do in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Some words are just fun to say. Saskatoon and Saskatchewan are two of them, and when I was planning to travel from Vancouver to Toronto on The Canadian train and saw Saskatoon was one of the possible stops, I knew I wanted to get out and have a look around. I knew next to nothingRead More

A Brisbane river cruise is a great way to see the city and landmarks like Story Bridge, image Tourism Australia

The Best Places to Visit in Brisbane

When Australians first started calling Brisbane ‘Brisvegas’ it was a bit of a friendly dig at a city that wasn’t the most exciting spot to visit at the time. But oh how times have changed. Now Brisbane is cool. So cool that when some pilots say ‘welcome to Brisvegas’ when the plane lands it’s metRead More

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

20 Great Sydney Tours For Every Budget and Adrenalin Level

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. There’s sooooo much to see and do that I still haven’t come close to doing everything I want to, and I know I’m not the only one.Read More

Having a Priscilla moment at Sydney's Madame Tussauds

Five Things To Do in Sydney on a Rainy Day

Sydney is at its sparkly best when the sun is shining, but of course not every day can be filled with blue skies. So what can you do when the grey clouds set in and the rain starts to fall?  Here are five ideas to help snap you out of a rainy day funk andRead More

Butterfly Garden, Changi Airport

Changi Airport Singapore: Ten Top Things to Do

Of all of the “I love Changi airport” stories I’ve heard my favourite comes from my friend Gary. Despite the fact that he lives in Singapore, he confessed “I love Changi so much I checked into the Crowne Plaza when I landed once because I didn’t want to leave the airport.” While Gary is anRead More

Bondi lifesavers, photo courtesy Sitthixay Ditthavong www.sitthixay.com

Best Gay Beaches in Sydney – The Top Six List

Summer is well and truly here (hurrah!) and it’s a time when I love to catch up with friends both at home and from around the world who come on down to Australia for some fun in the sun. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of Sydney tips with friends, from gorgeous walks youRead More

Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia

Lovely Ljubljana: Top things to do in Slovenia’s capital

… This is a Guest Post by Anna Kay from Med Cruise Guide … Imagine living three hours from Venice, one hour from the Adriatic Sea, one hour from spectacular skiing in Austrian Alps and half an hour from one of the most beautiful lakes in the Slovenian Alps. Well, Ljubljana, the tiny capital ofRead More

Historic Nyhavn in Copenhagen, where Canal Boat tours start and end

I Love Copenhagen in The Spring Time

The sun is out. The cherry blossoms are out. And the people are most definitely out. As we walk along the water’s edge there are groups of friends happily sprawled on the grass, some with picnic blankets and drinks, others just feeling the grass beneath them with their smiling faces to the sun. The localRead More

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

Richard Kinnon, Kinnon & Co, Longreach Outback Queensland

Richard Kinnon, Kinnon & Co Longreach: Ten Questions

On my first night in Longreach in Outback Queensland I sat next to Richard Kinnon of Kinnon & Co at dinner, and became inspired by the way he and his family created a new business for themselves in difficult times. In 2006 the Kinnons realised they needed to do something to help offset the toughRead More