What day is it?

What day is it? I'm in holiday mode!

  What day is it? Asking for a friend 🙂 This is the most asked question in our household at the moment, and has been for the past few weeks. We generally know the 'month' but not what 'day' it is. My calendar is my best friend, reminding me of what I have planned each day. …

Travel Tuesday: What I don’t miss about travelling

Let's go travel - what are your main dislikes about travel

The worst things about being on the go..... What do you dislike most about travelling? The constant waiting around? Living out of a suitcase? Being away from home? Eating out all the time? Airports? Long haul flights? Infrequency of travel opportunities Tourists everywhere? Being exhausted? Getting sick while overseas? Jetlag? In my case it's none …

Getting excited for New Zealand

Clouds while flying

Can you believe I've been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven't yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand's North Island?? We only leave later this week, in 2 days time! I'm still in Brisbane as I write this, having …

That feeling of déjà vu

Siblings

It hit me as I walked down the steps and across the tarmac.... That feeling of déjà vu. I started remembering all the times I'd arrived at this same airport, in my eyes it hasn't changed much over the past 40 or so years. I can't even begin to add up the number of times …

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Travel thoughts - care, share and respect

Every journey is a voyage of discovery Clare Boylan River Gums The adventure is over We are home and have been for a while now. The clothes that reeked of smoke from the campfire and physical exertion are clean again, my husband's beard has been removed, the car has been emptied and bags lie around …

Adventure calls!

Adventure calls, off on a little holiday

Dear friends We're off on a little adventure for the next few weeks, so I thought I'd let you know not to expect to hear from me for a while. I won't go into the details but I can say that it involves a long road trip, some rail trail cycling, visiting some wine areas, …

Pink flamingo fun, travel pics and a cat called Luna

Travel collage pf photos

A pink flamingo always manages to make me smile 🙂 How about you? This week's photo challenge is all about the humble collage, so I have compiled not one, but three collages - all using a different method.  Hey, they did say it was Blogger's Choice! Collage - An assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge.  1. Pink Flamingo …

Tour de Tassie #4 – The Wild and Wonderful West Coast

West Coast of Tasmania

The Tour de Tassie continues! Where to next?? From East to West So far I've told you about the circuitous route we took on our trip around Tasmania,  our visit to Timeless Tarraleah and our stay in the penitentiary on Maria Island. The East Coast of Tasmania is a beautiful area - dark, deep forests with waterfalls …

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

Tasmania, travel

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started. Confused? Don't be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our …

Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons - the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends! I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde …

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun

My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made …