Visiting Australia is wonderful, but it can also be costly. Uncover the 7 best free things to do in Cairns today.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the idea of living – Miriam Beard
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Undoubtedly, Cairns is most commonly known for the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of many points along the North East coast of Australia that this world heritage listed area can be reached from. But there’s also a lot more to Cairns than this main attraction; the rainforest to the north, the waterfalls to the south and plenty of free things to enjoy within the town centre too. We called Cairns ‘home’ for 3 months and we’re keen to show you our favourite, most cost-effective days out. Read on to uncover our top 7 free things to do in Cairns. Continue reading “7 Free Things To Do In Cairns”
As Australia’s most diverse city, vegan Melbourne is alive and well. Discover the top 3 vegan restaurants in Melbourne for your visit.
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy” – Unknown
Our Top 3 Vegan Restaurants in Melbourne
Travelling vegan is not always easy but Australia is definitely one country that is fully embracing plant-based food. Check out these top 3 spots to eat vegan in Melbourne city. Continue reading “Vegan Melbourne – Top 3 Restaurants”
Explore a little more of Europe with the Christmas Markets in Brussels, the perfect European city break to enjoy at Christmas. Uncover our top things to do.
In the lead up to Christmas, there really is no better trip to take than a brief weekend away in a European city with a beautiful Christmas Market. The choices are endless, the travel is easy and fast, and the festive spirit is infectious. Our most recent Christmas Market break was to Brussels via the Eurostar from London. If you’re a fan of mulled wine, giant Christmas trees and pop-up stalls, consider the Christmas Markets in Brussels for a December weekend away. Continue reading “Christmas Markets in Brussels”
A Photo Collection of some of the most scenic locations to enjoy writing in. Add your own Writing Backdrops today.
Everywhere I visit, I write – Karen Rose
A Photo Collection
Pen, paper and treehouse days in England
Window seats make the BEST writing backdrops
The only thing that tops writing with a view, is writing with a SUNSET view
We love photos; planning them, taking them and flicking back through them. Our Photo Collections attempt to capture some of our favourite travel moments from across the globe, each with their own unique theme. This month, we want to share with you our first ever Photo Collection which of course had to be based on some of the amazing writing backdrops we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy on our global travels. Continue reading “Writing Backdrops”
Being in a city can still mean being in nature. These 3 outdoor things to do in Sydney showcase this Australian beauty in a natural way.
“All cities have a natural side just waiting to be discovered” – Karen Rose
An old strong beautiful tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia
Sunrise Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW, Australia
One of many beautiful coves on the Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney, Australia
Whether you are visiting or live here, getting outside is a great way to enjoy Sydney. As one of the most iconic cities in the world, it certainly has a little bit of everything you could want from a destination, including an incredible connection with the water that surrounds it. Some of the best parts of any city are outside and Sydney is no exception. Here are just three of the many natural things to enjoy in this vibrant and modern hub on the south east coast of Australia. Continue reading “Getting Outside in Sydney – 3 Natural Things To Do”
An easy-to-follow itinerary for a two-night stopover in Hong Kong.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
Hong Kong, China
Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Li Nong Tea House, Hong Kong
If you’re doing a long haul journey, like the one we just did from the UK to the land down-under, often these routes require a stop. If you’re already paying for the flight, I say grab two or three days somewhere you may not have visited otherwise. This is what Hong Kong was for us. It’s a destination we may not have considered as a trip in itself, however a ticket to Australia with Cathay Pacific meant we could stop and see this little piece of the world, almost for nothing. If you are interested in learning more about stopover cities, check out the airlines that get you to and from your destination and their respective hubs to see where your next adventure could take you as an interesting side trip. This month, join us in Hong Kong as we share with you what we spent our stopover doing. Continue reading “A Stopover City”
Discover Irish fun and folklore in Belfast and the picture-perfect Antrim Coast with this 2-night city break itinerary.
“Your feet will bring you where your heart is” – Irish Proverb
Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast has an ongoing and recent history of trouble but such a beautiful part of the UK also has so much to offer. A visit to Northern Ireland’s capital is a great idea for a short 2-3 day break. Don’t let the politics put you off. The Irish are happy-go-lucky souls who welcome you with open arms and are proud to show off their part of the world. Just an hour flight from London, it’s a super easy getaway idea for both city-lovers and natural-beauty-admirers. Continue reading “Jokes and Giants”