Category Archives: Travel

My Home By The Ocean

A few months ago, my husband and I made the decision to buy an apartment at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast in Queensland. We have investment properties, on the Coast and in Brisbane, however, we wanted somewhere we could have as our haven that we could ‘run away’ to whenever we wanted. We wanted our own home again. 

Nagasaki 70 years On A Beautiful Peaceful City

Nagasaki, Japan the largest city on the Island of Kyushu.  August 9, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki during WWII, three days after the more infamous Hiroshema bombing.  In 2012, my husband and I took an Asian cruise and one of the destinations was Nagasaki. From the moment I arrived, I feel in love with this place. … Read more »

Tallinn, Estonia – A Surprising Jewel in the Baltic

Tallinn, Estonia – Have you heard of Tallinn?  It is the capital of Estonia and we discovered this surprising jewel during a Baltic Sea cruise in 2013. As we were on a cruise we only had one day in port so we took out to explore the UNESCO world heritage ‘old’ town.

Our Terracotta Warriors Experience

If you a planning a visit to China then Xi’an is a must for your itinerary.  This is the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors. This was a highlight and an expensive treat given our time constraints, however I could not go to China and not see this amazing place.  I had asked others who had visited and they agreed it… Read more »

Fit & Fabulous: Want to be healthy? Take a Holiday

Want to be health? Take a holiday

Want to be healthy? Take a holiday. When was the last time you took a holiday?  No, not just a long weekend but a decent break of two weeks or more. Gap years are becoming more popular with students before they commence the next stage of higher education study or their career.  They can explore the world, work as volunteers abroad… Read more »

Are you a Glamper or a Camper?

The question for today – Are you a Glamper or a Camper? It’s a long weekend and many couples and families are packing up and getting away from it all for a few days.  For me, if I’m going away I do like my creature comforts and would definitely class myself as a Glamper not a Camper.  I don’t mind… Read more »

Sail Away – The Pros and Cons of Cruising

pros and cons of cruising

How does being waited on 24/7 sound to you? Why not Sail Away and enjoy a cruise?  Before you do I’ll give you the low down on the Pros and Cons of Cruising. I always thought that people who took cruise holidays fell into two categories. Firstly, living in Australia, I thought it was for young people to cruise the… Read more »

Staycation – How to Have a Holiday at Home

Holiday At Home

The holidays are approaching or you just need a break away, however the budget is not looking healthy enough to take a vacation.  Why not take a Staycation and Holiday at Home?  Do we really know the city that we live in?  I’m sure most of us are guilty of always travelling away from our home town for our vacations…. Read more »