Titanic Belfast, image Chris Hill for Tourism Ireland

A Brilliant City Break in Belfast

“Have you been to Belfast? You have to go!” It’s always a good sign when you start insisting that your friends visit the place you’ve just come back from, and as I caught myself saying these words to pretty much every friend I caught up with in London I knew Belfast had got me good.Read 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

Richard Tindale, owner Jamala Wildlife Lodge and Canberra National Zoo and Aquarium

Richard Tindale, Owner Jamala Wildlife Lodge: Ten Questions

Canberra businessman Richard Tindale and his wife Maureen have always loved Africa and animals, and have a particular soft spot for big cats. So when the chance came to buy what was little more than a rundown aquarium in 1998 and transform it into a zoo with a focus on animal conservation they embraced theRead More

Eiffel Tower view, image courtesy PARISCityVISION

Making Time for Paris

… This post is brought to you by ParisCityVision … Paris. Just the name conjures up images of romantic walks along the Seine, indulging in some of the best shopping in the world, wandering through incredible art galleries and whiling away the hours sitting in outdoor cafes and watching Parisian life go by. But ofRead More

Vivid Sydney, image courtesy of Vivid

Winter Festivals Around Australia Worth Coming out of Hibernation For

… This content has been created as part of my involvement in Microsoft’s #WorkWonders Program … When the temperatures drop it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a good box set. Okay, very tempting. But there’s no need to let the winter blues get to you when there are so many great eventsRead More

Beautiful Martial Glacier above Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Gateway to Antarctica: a Beginner’s Guide

Ushuaia holds the crown for the southernmost city in the world and for being the most popular gateway to my ultimate travel dream, Antarctica. This Antarctica season has seen over 100,000 cruise visitors walking the streets of the Tierra del Fuego capital, and while some were day visitors on passing cruise ships most, including myself,Read More

Hot Balloon Rides over Cappadocia

Five Things to do in Turkey

… This is a Guest Post by travel blogger Jess H of Tripelio … With some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Turkey has many sights and many things to do. Dip your toes into the beautiful culture and nature that embodies Turkey and check out some of the many adventures you canRead More

Catherine Walker, X-Wing Tours, Brisbane

Catherine Walker, X-Wing Tours Brisbane: Ten Questions

As an Arrested Development fan I loved the idea of getting my Gob on and zipping around on a Segway, hopefully avoiding any Lucille Two moments while I was at it. On a recent trip to Brisbane I finally had the chance, but rather than stepping up onto one of the original Segways my firstRead More

View on Oslo to Bergen Train, Norway

Oslo to Bergen Train, Norway’s Great Train Journey

When people talk about the great rail journeys of the world often the train itself has as much to do with the accolade as the view outside, especially when you have chance to be rocked to sleep in style as you clack along the tracks. The Bergen Railway is a different kettle of fish. Don’tRead 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