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”
Whenever I travel there are three items which I have found to be the most useful. These items are versatile and you can pack them into any size bag.
This circular piece of plastic is not only a social butterfly, it can double as a seat, plate or a security shield in your bag. I like to place it in the front of my daypack to act as a shield to protect the items inside from pushy crowds. Oh, and of course, it can be used to share a game with new friends.
Possibly the most versatile piece of fabric you can pack into your bag. It has so many uses depending on your creativity. It can be used as a scarf, towel, seat, skirt, bag and a host of other things you will discover the more you carry it.
Traditionally used to protect you from rain, but the umbrella can double as a sunshade and more creatively as a weapon. I have always carried an umbrella with me, no matter what the season. Especially with the unseasonable weather around the globe right now. Fortunately, I have not yet had to employ the umbrella’s defensive capabilities yet.
This week is a trip down memory lane to last summer in Mykonos. Not only was the weather perfect, but I visited some of the best beaches with the clearest blue waters. While we have some great beaches in Australia, it is a different world in Greece that should be on everyone’s travel list. Imagine yourself reclining on a beach lounge, sipping your favourite icy cold drink and taking in the electric atmosphere around you. Continue reading “Summer in Mykonos”
Why is rail the best way to travel through Europe? Not only are the views amazing, but it is easy and convenient to do. In August I travelled Italy the whole time by train. Starting from Milan in the north, I took the train down through the stunning Cinque Terre. My rail journey ended in Rome. Continue reading “Italian Train Travel”
Mykonos, also known as the island of wind, and last summer was no exception. It was my first trip to Greece and I was imagining perfect weather, golden beaches and warm waters. Well two out of the three were not bad. Mother Nature had decided that she would send strong winds as well. However, it does make for a great photo this month as the waves crash up against the sea wall of Little Venice providing a new perspective to the famous windmills of Mykonos. Watch you step!
It is the end of another year. One that has been eventful for all the wrong reasons on a global scale. As the world events continue to escalate year after year, Christmas becomes a time for reflection and prayer. No matter the culture or how the holidays are celebrated, all many people want is peace and happiness. Continue reading “My Grown Up Christmas List”
A tour is sometimes the best option if you are unfamiliar with a new destination. Or if you want to sample the main highlights of a region to decide if it is worth a return visit. But most of all it is the best way to meet different people from across the world who share the same passion for travel as you. Continue reading “It’s Not Goodbye When The Tour Ends”
The restless traveller? Yes, that is me. Everytime I return home to Australia, I always want more and start planning my next big adventure. The travel bug never dies! Continue reading “A Restless Traveller”
During the day Bondi is crowded with tourists and locals alike. However, when the sun goes down the social scene takes over. This week’s post is inspired by The Daily Post’s big night out. I have just returned from a trip to Sydney where I spent a relaxing and fun-filled week with friends and family. Continue reading “Bondi Nights”