The Islamic Republic of Iran is, as its full name suggests, a Muslim country and many people are intimidated by the idea of travelling to Iran. After all, the Australian Government travel advice is to exercise a “high level of … Read the rest
With New South Wales in the grip of a severe drought, and time to spare, I am off on a short outback road trip from Sydney to Broken Hill. We will take nine days and eight nights to drive there … Read the rest
Traveller anecdotes of India abound. People talk about getting violently ill, being harassed by beggars, the poverty and the chaos. So, when I get the learn that I have won a trip to India, I’m excited yet anxious.
I … Read the rest
I was lucky enough to win a trip to India with a spur of the moment competition entry. This was not any trip to India, but the opportunity to spend a week with a team of volunteers helping to build … Read the rest
Looking back on the four weeks I spent getting to know and falling in love with Bilbao, I find it hard to compartmentalise this great city. Everything is interlinked. Food and relaxation, culture and history, shopping and culture. One thing … Read the rest
Many travellers don’t stay in Johannesburg. They transit through. I would love to be able to persuade you to spend a couple of nights in this city of Gold.
A must see, is the world class Apartheid Museum. … Read the rest
Once we’d bought our tickets for the Byron Bay Bluesfest, I had a crazy thought. Why not see our family in Mackay while we’re there? I had still not met their one-year-old. Looking at the map again, the weekend became … Read the rest
I’ve always wanted to go to the Byron Bay Bluesfest. It’s been on my bucket list for a very long time, but to be frank I’ve not done much to get myself there.
I’m not good with the unknown and … Read the rest
As we drove out of Roma, Queensland, I noticed an unusual number of parked cars glinting in the early morning sun. Something clicked. It was the Roma Sale Yards. Not something that grabbed my attention when I read about it, … Read the rest
I’d heard that Carnarvon Gorge is really worth a visit. Even though our route south along The Great Inland Way took us past Carnarvon National Park, I realised it was unlikely we would get to go there this time.
Spontaneity… Read the rest
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