Byron Bay Bliss

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

I have been traveling to Byron Bay every year since I was 18 (25 years!).  I’ll never forget my first stay there, in a teepee in a hostel while on a huge drive up the east coast to Cooktown.  What a gorgeous little spot this town is.  The beaches are simply stunning and the wildlife,…

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The Ghan – An Iconic Australian Rail Journey

Thursday, June 4, 2020

When my son was 8 years old it was his year to choose our annual mother/son holiday.  As he was a great fan of train travel and there was a big promotion on The Ghan taking place on TV each day this was an obvious choice.  While The Ghan was not something I’d considered or…

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Sacred Valley Explora

Friday, January 10, 2020

We arrived into Cusco in the late afternoon.  As always in this part of the world the descent in through the Andes mountain range was spectacular.  Cusco itself looked from the air just like a large town, quaint and pretty.  We were heading about a 1.5hour drive away from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.  By…

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Iconic Machu Picchu

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This was a ‘life list’ trip for me and one I had never thought I’d get to at this time in my life.  To say I was blown away by Peru in general is an understatement.  It is simply beautiful no matter where you look.  Surrounded by the Andes, green rolling hills, quaint brooks and…

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Chilling Out In Chiloé

Friday, September 13, 2019

I’ve been to Chile a few times now, but nothing ever surpasses that amazing feeling of flying in across the Andes mountain range. It’s stunning and you just know that what you are going to experience in Chile will be special. I’d never even heard of Chiloé Island prior to this trip.  No bucket list…

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Escaping To The Sunshine Island

Saturday, August 10, 2019

We really needed a getaway, a week of sunshine, cocktails and not a great deal to do.  Hamilton Island served this up to us on a silver platter. Mid-year, the weather is perfect for those that don’t like to holiday in the sweltering heat (me!).  Low to mid 20’s with perfect sun and blue skies…

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Family Fun in Seminyak

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It had been over 5 years since I last visited Bali and almost 20 years prior to that.  Both visits had been as a footloose fancy free single so I had no idea what to expect traveling with two families in a party of ten with more children than adults!  I really was pleasantly surprised. …

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Touring Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

While the guests were out exploring sunny Melbourne, we were invited on board the Regent Seven Seas Mariner ship for a tour. It was fabulous to get a feel for the ship and see it through the eyes of a passenger. The ship was an excellent size, with a capacity of 700 guests. There were…

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Our Dining Experience Onboard Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Exquisite dining experiences are the highlight of your voyage. Regent Cruise fares include all specialty restaurants onboard, so you can dine wherever your mood takes you. Their superb menus feature Italian, French, Pan-Asian and steakhouse fare, each accompanied by incredible wine lists. During our Regent Seven Seas Mariner ship visit we dined at Compass Rose…

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Take a Walk On The Wild Side

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Ruth knows how to put together the perfect family holiday – how? Because she has been on many fantastic family trips before, both as a child and parent! Be inspired as she recounts her latest adventure with her son, and see how travel can be an educational experience for your children. “My first foray into…

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