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Entrance to Graceland.
Beneath the Sideburns and Sequins of Elvis
10 Aug 2017

Standing in the Jungle Room of Graceland. I feel the mastery and extravagance of Elvis exude from the walls. I imagine he and his entourage lounging about. Drinks and drugs...

trans mongolian train
Trans-Siberian Railway Tips
08 Aug 2017

The Trans-Siberian Railway. The classic multi-day rail journey across Russia to the far east of Asia. Siberia is as desolate as it is beautiful, no matter the season. Much has...

Running Tour Rome
Running Tour of Rome
03 Aug 2017

Rome in mid summer. Think heat. Think crowds. Think stress. Whether travelling solo or in a tour, all roads (and tourists) lead to Rome, particularly it's historic attractions. There is...

Remarkables Queenstown
Queenstown Winter Festival, An event not to be missed
04 Jul 2017

Dog barking competitions, suitcase slaloms, assault courses in your underwear, live music and the awesome back drop of snowy capped mountains. It can only be the Queenstown Winter Festival! In...

Sheikh Zayad Mosque
Abu Dhabi Adventure Guide
23 May 2017

A true rags to riches story. Abu Dhabi has emerged as a tourist hotspot. Take theme parks, race tracks and action packed deserts. Add a devout Muslim culture and pioneering...

Travel Money Saving Tips
Top 5 Money Saving Tips for Travel
24 Apr 2017

Money makes the world go around. And, it also makes you go around the world! There is no avoiding it. It is also a myth that travel is expensive. It can...

Travel Planning
Our Top 5 Travel Planning & Research Tips
24 Apr 2017

Travel planning. You either love it or you hate it. You may love doing in depth research about where to go, what time is best what to see, where to...

uda walawe sunset
Elephants of Uda Walawe
05 Jan 2017

It's 6am and five or so diesel engines are emitting that distinctive idling noise. The diesel engines in the bellies of a fleet of safari-equipped 4WD's are waiting at the gate to...

tomorrowland sri lanka
Tomorrowland, Ella
03 Jan 2017

It was with some trepidation that Erin and I left the safety of our traditional homestay in the main traveller's hub of Ella in the Sri Lankan hills. Aboard a small scooter, we...

kandy to ella train
Kandy to Ella Train Ride
01 Jan 2017

The situation was. Peak travel season in Sri Lanka for tourists and locals alike. The famous Kandy to Ella train ride through the hilly tea plantations was fully booked. 2nd...

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Kandy
31 Dec 2016

A four hour taxi ride from Dalhousie, near Adam's Peak had us arriving in Kandy. Visions of a town made up of confectionary were soon dashed upon entering the hustle...

adams peak trail
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
29 Dec 2016

As far as mountain names go, Adam's Peak is as simple as you get. Alongside Everest, the Matterhorn or Acongagua it seems quite plain. But this is Sri Lanka where...

kandy lake sri lanka
Sri Lanka Surprise
28 Dec 2016

A three hour drive out of Yallingup has us arriving at Perth International airport. Driven promptly and efficiently by our driver Dennis. Dennis hailed from the USA originally but had...

halloween new orleans
Halloween in New Orleans
31 Oct 2016

Our Halloween began with a scene out of American Horror Story. Our Lafayette Airbnb creaked and moaned all night, cats mysteriously appeared from nowhere and then disappeared just as quickly....

Beale Street Memphis
Memphis, Tennesse
23 Oct 2016

After a night in what can only be described as a truckstop, Texacarna, Arkansas was an experience. Between our stay at a Motel 6, our dinner at Applebees and breakfast...

Pumphouse Point, Tasmania
12 Sep 2016

Pumphouse Point is a world-class luxury hotel in one of the most isolated wilderness areas of in the world. It combines adventure, eco-tourism, unique yet welcome dining and jaw-dropping views...

Travel Addict
Top 5 signs you are a Travel Addict
16 Aug 2016

The bite from the travel bug is an unforgiving one. The effects of which may go unnoticed for some time. You may begin to be aware that friends and family...

greve in chianti
Greve in Chianti
20 Jul 2016

It was hard to believe that after only one day in Greve in Chianti we'd be invited out to dinner. Even more curious was that we had been befriended by...

Gathered around the TV in Bedoin for the closing stages.
Mont Ventoux
14 Jul 2016

`"They're pointing to his bike, he needs a bike..." claimed legendary Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett. Yellow jersey holder and defending champion Chris Froome is running in cycling cleats...

The view from Andorra Arcalis.
Tour de France, Andorra
09 Jul 2016

A piper is playing an infectious and lively tune. Twenty middle-aged men in lycra dance merrily on a hairpin bend on the road. A colourful mob of Columbians are adorned in...

Overland Track Start
Overland Track, Tasmania
20 May 2016

6 days. 5 nights. 80 kilometres. The Overland track in numbers. Getting away from civilisation and walking the old trails of trappers and early settlers in a beautiful and dramatic...

gentlemans halt camping
Gentleman’s Halt, Hawkesbury River
31 Jan 2016

A '10km moderate walk' said the sign at the beginning of the Canoelands Ridge Trail, accessed logically by Canoelands Rd, Canoelands in the rural north west of Sydney just past...

big beach maui
Big Beach, Maui
31 Dec 2015

New Years Eve, island style. Our final day in Maui and it called for some beach action. Beauty of an Island like Maui is you can get anywhere quickly with...

Lahania hawaii
Lahania, Maui, Hawaii
26 Dec 2015

Nursing a mild hangover on boxing day, the day after Christmas, Erin and I were contemplating the prospect of working the days between Christmas and New Year while most had the...

Matamanoa Island Resort, Fiji
29 Nov 2015

Matamanoa translates to 'Eye of the strong wind' in Fijian culture. Yet it was more of a soothing tropical breeze that filtered through the row of dancing palm trees on...

glenworth valley
Glenworth Valley, NSW
05 Jun 2015

A short drive north of Sydney before reaching Gosford on the M3 you turn off to Peats Ridge. Soon after you will find the entrance to Glenworth Valley. A multi-purpose...

A standard truck load of youths celebrating the Thingyan Water Festival
A Burmese Baptism
17 Apr 2015

I'd never missed a flight before. This was not a record I was tracking closely or even particularly proud of. I supposed it was something of an achievement. Not a...

Walking Myanmar
Walking in to Myanmar
15 Apr 2015

Border crossings these days have lost the romantic appeal of yesteryear. Today you can drive across Europe, pass through 20 odd countries and never once get out your passport. Conversely...

Gibbon Experience
Gibbon Experience, Laos
10 Apr 2015

Swing freely like Jane and Tarzan between the treetops of an old growth rainforest and stay in rustic treehouses. Participate in a harmonious balance between tourism and conservation by helping...

wollamia jervis bay
Woollamia, Jervis Bay
22 Mar 2015

Thinking Maldives, thinking over water bungalow's. Could the same be obtained with a trusty camping hammock? It was in Woollamia we decided to find out. Staying on the Currambene river...

newnes wolgan valley
Newnes, Wolgan Valley
10 Feb 2015

About 40km out of Lithgow, New South Wales you will find Newnes. Situated at the end of a dusty dirt road it is signposted as 'The place that money can't...

maitland bay hammock camping
Maitland Bay
26 Jan 2015

Camping on a deserted beach less than an hours drive from Sydney may seem an impossible task. But that was the challenge set. After a bit of research online, a...

Hammock time in Kudat Beach Borneo
Kudat Turtle Beach Sanctuary
15 Sep 2014

Finding a truly deserted beach to camp on these days is a pretty tough find. So, by the time we were sitting back in our camping hammocks, with a beer...

Kinabalu Holiday Camp
Room with a view of Kinabalu
14 Sep 2014

Doing business in Borneo is a peculiar affair. Our hire car was acquired by meeting a man outside a supermarket in Kota Kinabalu. Our campground was found by visiting a laundromat...

mount kinabalu
Hiking Mount Kinabalu, Borneo
12 Sep 2014

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo. Kinabalu stands at 4095m above sea level and is reported as a two day hike to the summit of...

lupa mesa jungle camp
Lupa Mesa Jungle Camp
09 Sep 2014

On the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo, a few hours drive west from Kota Kinabalu, lies Poring Springs. Located at the end of the road, Poring Springs is...

ushuaia
Ushuaia, Argentina
28 Jan 2014

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina. This is the jumping off point for most trips to Antarctica and also known as 'Fin Del Mundo' meaning 'End of the world'. It truly...

jabet peak summit
Port Lockroy, Antarctica
16 Jan 2014

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust staffs the most southern post office in the world located at Port Lockroy on the Antarctic Peninsula. This remote outpost attracts a resilient crew over the...

Glacier Camping Kershaw Peaks Antarctica
Camping on an Antarctic Glacier
13 Jan 2014

Camping on an Antarctic glacier during a blizzard is perhaps not everyone's idea of a happy birthday. Yet this is what I found myself waking to on my 37th lap of...

paradise bay mountain climbing antarctica
Climbing in Paradise Bay, Antarctica
05 Jan 2014

Sailing into Paradise Bay evokes images of palm trees and white sandy beaches. Instead Paradise Bay, Antarctica is surrounded by towering snow covered mountains. These dispense icebergs the size of...

Cerro Bandera
Hiking Cerro Bandera
01 Jan 2014

Many New Years Day's are started with a late greasy breakfast, potentially on the sofa watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother, or instead, taking a dip in the...

Mt Whitney
Badwater Marathon, Death Valley
14 Jul 2013

I spotted a lone figure in the distance. This shimmering haze on the horizon slowly materialised into a white cloth-clad figure shuffling alone in the vacant landscape. Slowing to a...

No Signboard white pepper crab
No Signboard Neccesary
25 Mar 2013

Arriving into Changi airport my phone buzzes with an incoming message while in the customs queue. "No Signboard 414 Geylang road, Geylang". Sender was unknown. Certainly a cryptic welcome message...

south point hike wilsons promontory
Wilson’s Promontory Trail Run
02 Feb 2013

Running to the southernmost point on the Australian mainland seemed like a good incentive. The Wilson's Promontory National Park also contributed great scenery, including huge granite mountains, open forests, and...

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
12 Sep 2011

I walk down the corridor leading away from my room. The receptionist, Natasha is scurrying toward me in a distraught state. "Gun, gun" is all she can verbally muster. She...

Macchu Pichu
Hiking to Machu Picchu
10 Sep 2011

Awake 4am for a 5am departure. It is dark, cold and still. Today we reach Machu Picchu on the final day of the Inca Trail. Packing up camp Allison decides...

Inca Trail
Inca Trail
07 Sep 2011

Inca trail beckoned after a 2 day acclimitisation in the quaint town of Cusco. A relatively civilised wake up time of 6am for a 7am departure. We meet our Inca...

Cusco Peru
Cusco
04 Sep 2011

Get a sleep in before a taxi arrives to take us back to Cusco. Let the acclimitisation begin! Our base camp being Torre Dorada Hotel which we arrive at after...

sacred valley peru
Sacred Valley, Peru
03 Sep 2011

Early start. Note to self, LAN domestic flights require a check in 2 hours prior to take off! Seems like we are last to check in and get bundled up...

Amazon
Amazon River
01 Sep 2011

Forgive me if I start this article with Inca Cola. Sure, you are expecting to read about the majestic Amazon jungle but first you must learn about Inca Cola. It's...

Iquitos
Iquitos, Peru
28 Aug 2011

You know you're travelling when you wake up not knowing where you are, what time it is and what you're supposed to be doing next. It's 5:30am, in Buenos Aires...

Kerala Backwaters Houseboats
Kerala Backwaters, India
27 Sep 2010

The overnight train from Varanasi continues till 7am. Our elderly guest packs away his belongings into his briefcase and is ready for his day of business in Delhi. We on...

Ritual washing Varanasi
Varanasi
25 Sep 2010

Awake to the clickity clack of the overnight train from Agra into Varanasi. Slept pretty well and with no reason to get up, slept through to 10 am. We arrive...

Taj Mahal
A Night at the Taj Mahal
23 Sep 2010

We had passed the 3rd level of security. The small group of tourists was down to 12. We felt like Charlie visiting Willy Wonka's chocolate factory clasping our golden tickets....

The effigy of Ganesh being led to the sea.
Ganesh festival, Mumbai
22 Sep 2010

We awake early on the first day of our India travels and take a stroll out to the Gateway of India. Being early we awaken some of the locals who...

Sausalito San Francisco skyline
San Francisco, USA
01 Oct 2009

'Are you going, to San Fran-Cisco?' Well we are. That line never gets old as we make our way south from Sonoma near the Napa Valley. About as fitting as...

Napa Valley Winery
Sipping Across Sonoma
30 Sep 2009

An hour's drive from Berkeley and we were in Sonoma. The little sister of Napa, the major town of this winery region north of San Francisco. We pulled into the...

Big Sur Lookout
Big Sur, California
29 Sep 2009

Start the ignition on the Mustang to begin the Big Sur roadtrip. Clock turns on showing 9am precisely. Nothing strange about that except that the two previous mornings of our...

Yosemite Lookout
Yosemite National Park
27 Sep 2009

Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. Thinking Google maps told me it was 400km away I was surprised to see it then would take 9 hours. Seems an awfully slow...

Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
02 Mar 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa is an impressive sight. Arising from the surrounding plains as a single volcanic peak adds a certain level of majesty. Our party of...

croatia sailing boat
Sailing Croatia
04 Jun 2007

I never had Makarska at the top of my desired destinations list. In fact it wasn't in the middle or at the bottom either. It wasn't there at all simply...

Morocco camel safari erg chebbi
Hitchhikers guide to the Sahara
03 Jun 2007

I drew a rough map in the red-orange Saharan sand. The persistent wind erased my efforts within a few seconds. My last form of communication was now exhausted. I looked past...

whale shark utila
Whale sharks, Utila
02 Jan 2006

Very hot in Utila which is an island off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Being Caribbean it has it's own culture and English is widely spoken along with a form...

Antigua church
Christmas Antigua, Guatemala
25 Dec 2005

Christmas day. And looks like we may get to experience the full 24 hours allocated to this special day. From midnight the intensity of fireworks hit a crescendo as a...

Pocaya volcano
Climbing Pocaya Volcano, Guatemala
24 Dec 2005

Christmas Eve. What better day to climb a volcano. A 6am start as the pre-arranged bus arrives at the door of the Yellow House. Martina and I hop in having been...

San Pedro Guatemala
San Pedro Spanish School
19 Dec 2005

First day of Spanish School in San Pedro. Martina got us each a traditional German 1st day of school gift. A brown paper bag of sweets. Sweet! Upon arrival to...

Casa del Mondo Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
17 Dec 2005

We had enjoyed a very decent meal in Santa Cruz the night before. Prepared by our German host it was a 6 course degustation meal. Totally at odds with what we...

Chichicastenengo graveyard
Chichicastenango Markets
15 Dec 2005

Chichicastenango sounds like a made up place for a town. It is the type of name that warrants a little jig each time I say it. Each time trying to...

Semuc Champey Guatemala
Semuc Champey
11 Dec 2005

After a much needed sleep from the previous day's travels we are up early. Our accommodation is in a wooden hut perched on a hill. We are not in the main...

chicken bus guatemala
Chicken Bus Marathon
09 Dec 2005

There's always a risk when travelling that you'll have a bad day. You know it's going to happen, just not when. All began peacefully with a journey north via taxi...

tikal ruins guatemala
Discovering the Lost City of Tikal
04 Dec 2005

We have breakfast with the yachtie set on the Rio Dulce. We say adios to Capt John and the Windy Dancer and also to Sean our Canadian companion. Although we...

windy dancer belize
The Windy Dancer
02 Dec 2005

The power in Placencia was intermittent. Being  very hot and humid we noticed quickly when the fans stopped during the night bringing with it uncomfortable heat before the power kicked...

caye caulker
Caye Caulker, Belize
29 Nov 2005

So we decide we need to keep moving on our Central American trip. With no itinerary it was difficult to leave  Tulum . It was a great spot to get assimilated...

tulum mexico
Tulum, Mexico
24 Nov 2005

On a bus south to Tulum. The bus stopping all around town drumming up business before eventually departing. Little did we know this is very common practice in Central America....

isla mujeres
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
16 Nov 2005

After escaping the wet, cold misery of Vancouver we found ourselves in Cancun to begin our Central American adventure. We head to Isla Mujeres for a few days which is...

icefields parkway
Icefields parkway
31 Oct 2005

Snow drifts sweep across the road. Elk and deer dart in front of the headlights. We'd stop if there were any towns nearby yet we must push on to Jasper...

trans canada train
Trans-Canada Train
19 Oct 2005

If time is on your side, take the train. A good rule to live by. Trains generally arrive in the centre of town, have more space and you are free...

statue of liberty
New York City
02 Oct 2005

Get a bus from Boston to New York. Getting buses is difficult enough but when you have two large bags each it becomes very cumbersome! We arrive at the NYC...

marthas vineyard
Boston and Cape Cod
26 Sep 2005

Board the bus in Moncton which crosses the border into the USA not too far down the road. As Aussies we get a more than thorough interrogation although one guy...

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Peggy’s Cove
22 Sep 2005

Head down the Atlantic coast from Cape Breton towards Halifax. A long drive and we are a bit over it after arriving into town. We look for a place to...

cabot trail cape breton
Cabot trail, Cape Breton
20 Sep 2005

Arrive into Nova Scotia off the car ferry from Prince Edward Island. We head towards the Cape Breton National park. Home to one of the world's most scenic drives. A...

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
16 Sep 2005

Arrive in Moncton, New Brunswick after an early flight from Toronto. Pick up our hire car and opt once again for a PT Cruiser to sort us out for our...

Quebec City
Quebec City
06 Sep 2005

Train journey to Quebec City is peaceful snaking alongside the St Lawrence river. Train station in Quebec City is outside the walls of the old city and at the bottom...

Montreal
Montreal
04 Sep 2005

Having left jobs in Sydney for 12 months to travel we soon found ourselves in Toronto, working. So after 4 months we decided to chuck our jobs in again and...

Tobermorey camping Ontario Canada
Tobermory
17 Jul 2005

Allison and I plus Cath and Marty hit the road in our hire car to Tobermory on the Bruce Penninsula which is about 4 hours drive north of Toronto. Cruise...

Toronto Ontario
A Summer in Toronto
24 Jun 2005

Having experienced a few days of a bitterly cold winter in Toronto a few months earlier, spending time in the summer months seemed a better alternative. So on return it was...

niagara falls
Niagara Falls
05 Jun 2005

While working out of Toronto for 6 months an easy and obvious side trip was the iconic Niagara Falls. Allison and myself plus Toronto co-conspirators, Cathy and Marty, get a bus...