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48 hours in Hobart - fine food, nature and a dose of culture. What more could you want?

48 hours in Hobart? Read on for how much you could pack into your time in this fair Tasmanian city.   Hobart is the second oldest capital city in Australia and is the capital of the state of Tasmania. As a destination, Hobart offers a wonderful…

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locals told us about a hidden secret where you can enjoy a refreshing swim without the croc and stinger fear...Crystal Cascades, Cairns.

Box jellyfish, crocodiles, Irikundji….when I visit Far North Queensland (especially in the wet season) there’s too many things in the ocean to worry about for a swim to be a relaxing dip. But some locals told us about a hidden secret where you can enjoy a…

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A kayak turtle tour at Palm Cove was one of the highlights of our recent stay there. Did we actually see any turtles? Click to find out...

A kayak turtle tour at Palm Cove was one of the highlights of our recent stay there. Did we actually see any turtles? Read on to find out… Walking along Williams Esplanade at Palm Cove, we couldn’t help but notice the colourful trailer of Pacific Water…

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High above Sicily’s popular town of Taormina is the lesser-known but spectacular, small village of Castelmola. Seemingly ‘floating’ 550 metres above sea level, this tiny town with incredible views was also the location for one of our most memorable…

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Travel forums are peppered with variations of the question, “Where can I see kangaroos in Melbourne?” In this post I tell you one spot in Victoria you are almost guaranteed to see wild kangaroos.  So you’ve booked your trip to Melbourne, and you’re hoping…

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The walk to The Pinnacle at The Grampians National Park will always remind me of the quote 'The best view comes after the hardest climb'.

This ‘memorable moment’ snapshot taken of The Pinnacle at The Grampians National Park will always remind me of the quote ‘The best view comes after the hardest climb’. Dateline: 26 September 2016 Despite living in Victoria for almost 25 years, we had…

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Books set in Sicily - a list of pre-trip reading

This post is part of an occasional series where I provide a list of novels or memoirs set in a few of my favourite destinations. In this case, books set in Sicily.  One of the things I like to do before visiting any destination is to compile lists of…

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Memorable moment - Porto Bello Sea Lounge, Salina, Aeolian Islands, Italy

This ‘memorable moment’ snapshot taken in the sea lounge bar at Porto Bello, Salina encapsulates for me what was so great about our time in the Aeolian Islands. Dateline: 22 June 2016 On our first day in the Aeolian Islands, we came ashore at the port of…

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Some of the best things to do in Taormina, Sicily.

Located about 50 kilometres north of Catania on the east coast of Sicily, Taormina is a picture-perfect seaside town perched on the steep slopes of Mount Tauro. Popular with tourists from all over the world because it has so much to offer, in this post I…

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Climb to the heights, then sink into the mud on Vulcano Island in Italy's Aeolian Islands

Vulcano Island is the most southern of the Aeolian archipelago and is best known for its stinky hot mud baths, a black sand beach and the opportunity to climb to the summit of its active volcano.  Vulcano is the first of the Aeolian islands we saw as…
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