It has to be a sin for an Australian never to have been to Australia Plains. Okay, so there is not a lot out there, but after the rains during winter rural Australia is beautiful. Continue reading “Australia Plains”
It was the middle of summer, heat radiated off the black asphalt road. Yet a chill hung in the air as I stood in front of the most haunted house in Australia. From the outside the Parsonage house looked like any other on Colonial Row. In front is open, green parkland with great views of the prison hospital. Continue reading “Haunting Port Arthur”
The quirky and unusual always make for interesting travel tales. This photo was taken during a rest stop on a tour across Canada. It was across the road from a McDonald’s of all places. I loved how creative the gardeners were, not to mention patient – as they shaped bushes into statues of people. And yes, that is an actual jacket the bush is wearing. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Garden Art”
You don’t have to leave Australia to taste the flavours of Europe. Take a walk along the South Bank in Brisbane where you are literally spoiled for choice of restaurants and cafes. Continue reading “Europe in Australia”
The plane lifts off the tarmac and launches up to begin its journey. Everyone is secured in their seats, trays up, seat belt fastened, seats in the upright position. All is in perfect symmetry. That is until the plane levels off and the seat in front starts to come towards you. Continue reading “Airplane Eitquette”
It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris. Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district. The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture. It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.
Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination. Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited. This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.
A geological wonderland, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland still mystifies scientists as to its formation. Their explanation is a volcanic eruption millions of years ago formed the unique rock formation that sits on the coast today. But Irish folklore tells a different story about the rocks. This is where the Irish story of Finn MacCool was born. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Giants”
There is something about a dark, stormy sky that piques one’s curiosity. It has an almost haunting, eerie feel to it. That if we let the darkness win it may overcome us. This photo was taken on a summer day late last year where the day had started out perfect. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Stormy Skies”
There is nothing more powerful than standing at the top of a cliff with the wild sea below you. The rugged coastline stretches before you to reveal the wild Cliffs of Moher on the Irish coast. The cold, brisk winds whips around you but it is hardly noticeable as the sound of waves crashing onto the rocks below captivates your attention. Continue reading “Wild Irish Beauty”
The perfect way to say goodbye to Paris is at the top of La Tour Eiffel. A gorgeous view, a tasty glass of bubbly from the Champagne Bar, what more could you ask for? Continue reading “Last Night in Paris”