Although Australia is recovering well from the events of 2020 (COVID-19) this year’s Anzac Day commemorative services will once again be scaled back. Only a handful of people will be able to attend the popular Dawn Services around the country. Those who are not able to secure a special ticket are encouraged to participate at home by standing on their driveways with candles.
Despite the scaled back services, Australians and their New Zealand colleagues will come together in spirit to remember those who fought at Anzac Cove.
It’s been a year and a bit since international travel was ripped away from us as we were all sent into lockdown. But today it was officially announced that a trans Tasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand will open. Just in time for Anzac Day.
Of course there will be strict rules in place, including if there is the hint of an outbreak then the doors will be slammed shut again. On a positive note, no quarantine will be required on either side of the Tasman. So travellers can walk straight out the airport and once again enjoy freedom.
It’s been a year and a bit since international travel was a thing. The events of 2020 has shown us that putting people close together in small spaces is a haven for spreading disease quickly. Will we see history repeat itself, or has society learned the valuable lesson 2020 brought to us.
Let’s pray that this is the beginning of travel being accessible again so that we can enjoy the beauty and culture our planet has to offer – in a sustainable and mindful way.
Known as the Disneyland of Australia, but delve a little deeper and you will soon discover there is more to this golden paradise than theme parks and beaches. First of all, the Gold Coast is more than just beach and sky rise buildings. The locals will tell you that it stretches beyond the sandy beaches to the farmlands just 40 minutes away. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to the Gold Coast”
A trip to Central Australia is all about culture and outback exploration. Home to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Alice Springs is a remote outback town located in the Northern Territory and halfway between Darwin in the north and Adelaide (South Australia). It is exactly halfway between the two capital cities, equally 1500 kilometres each way. Best known as the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre, it also played a significant role in our telecommunications history. In 1872, Alice Springs linked the Overland Telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin. The old telegraph station is just one of the historic sites you can visit on your trip to Central Australia. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Alice Springs”
There’s not question about it, the way we travel will change. But what will future travel look like? While in reality it has only been a few months since restrictions on people movement across the globe has been in place. Yet, for many free spirits it feels a lot longer. Continue reading “The Future of Travel”
The annual Anzac Day march, which has been a tradition since the end of World War One, has been cancelled across Australia and New Zealand. However, many people will still commemorate the day by lighting a candle and standing out the front of their houses. A united tribute remembering those who fought proudly for their country. However, there is still one tradition that all Australians can still enjoy from the safety of their homes – the humble Anzac Biscuit. Continue reading “History of the Anzac Biscuit”
We are halfway through our Adelaide’s Fringe Festival season for 2020 and the crowds and excitement only gets bigger and bigger each year. So much so that it now rivals the Edinburgh Fringe as the best in the world. Continue reading “Fringe Alive!”
As the cold winter sets in Down Under, it is time to find new ways to keep warm. I love the warm weather and last year I was fortunate to escape to a European summer. However, that is not always possible every year. Continue reading “In Search of Summer”
Australia really is a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains – as the poem goes. One just has to set foot into the Central Australian outback to experience a whole different view to our country.Continue reading “A Sunburnt Country”