Canada has many beautiful gardens, but none are more gorgeous than those at the Burchardt Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. The moment you walk through the front gates is like stepping into a garden oasis. A place to stop, reflect, relax and appreciate the beauty around us.
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.
Following a long year in of ups and downs, we have made it to December. In Adelaide, the city has emerged from its lockdown state. Decorations are visible in stores and along our premier shopping strip – Rundle Mall. Continue reading “Christmas in the City”
Although international travel is still a future thought, domestic travel in most countries is still achievable. For those who want to record their travel memories but are not writers, you may consider documenting your journey in pictures, drawings or other creative designs. Continue reading “Mindfulness through your Travel Art Journal”
A travel triangle between South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland has allowed for a mini escape from isolation. After months of lockdown, residents in these States and territory are now able to step across their borders once more. Over the past few months it was hard to imagine a world without an ability to travel. Continue reading “Healing Power of Travel”
There’s no question the last few months have been difficult as we adjusted to a new way of living. Social media and news sites were flooded with statistics and numbers of COVID cases. Exposure to such information can be overwhelming which has led to an increase in depression and mental illness. I have done my best to avoid reading the latest speculation and alternative news reports which used to pop up in my social media newsfeed. The one thing that has allowed me to switch off and refocus is dedication to my meditation practice each day. Continue reading “Benefits of Meditation in our New World”
As the doors close on many countries around the world, travellers are forced to make choices on whether to proceed with their travel plans or not. It is not necessarily about the fear of getting sick, most travellers are considering the impacts on their loved ones upon their return. Loved ones who may not have good immune systems or are chronically ill. Continue reading “To Travel or Not To Travel”
A Mykonos sunset is a must see event. It is what I call the greatest show on earth. I have never witnessed a more perfect sunset than that of when I visit the Greek Islands. More specifically, Little Venice on the island of Mykonos.
Continue reading “The Greatest Show on Earth”
It’s no surprise that going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be expensive. Clothes, food, event tickets, alcoholic beverages and of course the champagne for toasting at midnight. But a night out on the town is achievable. Even on a budget. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve on a shoestring”
Is there a right time for you to travel somewhere? Just because all your friends and colleagues have visited the top holiday destinations, does it mean you have to as well? And if you do, will you enjoy it more or less? That is what it is like for me. I have to feel a strong enough pull towards a country before I can fully appreciate all it has to offer. Continue reading “The Right Time to Travel”