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  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    Despite not having any kids or husband to wake me up in the morning I still had a reasonably early morning – bummer! I was able to get dressed so quickly without two little ones to dress and a husband to hurry. That was relatively novel, but I missed thei…

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    It’s a strange feeling the lack of bodies in your bed after so long. But it’s a luxurious feeling. The final day or my time in Ireland without the family. This one includes becoming pants-less after a Segway tour...

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    Oct 30, 2013 Ireland

    Tea & Scones, walking tour in Westport, cycling the coast, a warm place for home & eating overload! My first day without the family visiting the Wild Atlantic Way West, do you think I survived?

  • Pompeii: World Renown Ancient Town Gets A Thumbs Down

    Pompeii: World Renown Ancient Town Gets A Thumbs Down

    Oct 27, 2013 Italy

    The ground rumbled, the sky grew dark and a cloud of white-hot ash flowed vertically out of the majestic mountain before collapsing down the slopes scorching everything in sight. Houses were engulfed. Anyone who escaped the heat was gradually suffocated b…

  • It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    Oct 26, 2013 Italy

    When you have a flight leaving Turkey and heading to Italy, it could be considered exciting. But I wasn’t flying to Italy. I was flying into my parent’s arms. Take joy in my happy reunion and check out our stay in Civitavecchia, Italy.

  • Aven Armand: The French Cave With The Biggest…

    Aven Armand: The French Cave With The Biggest…

    Oct 22, 2013 France

    We were sitting around having dinner one night when Mia presented us with a bunch of tourist brochures, a majority of them in French. One of them caught my eye; it was a cave system in France. Seeing as our last cave experience in Puerto Rico was such a l…

  • Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Use The Back Door On Your Bus To Amalfi

    Oct 18, 2013 Italy

    Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The Amalfi Coast is very popular, but what about it's namesake? Could it be as breath-taking?

  • Picturesque Positano & The Best Views Of It Are From Praiano

    Picturesque Positano & The Best Views Of It Are From Praiano

    Oct 18, 2013 Italy

    If a death-defying bus ride from hell sounds interesting, keep reading. Stunning views of Positano & the beauty of Praiano are all witnessed in this piece from the Amalfi Coast.

  • We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    Oct 8, 2013 Turkey

    If our previous stay in Alacati was the hidden gem that only locals know, then Oludeniz is the unhidden gem that all the British know about. I don’t think we’ve seen so many folks from the UK (outside Australia), than in this one town. Blimey!

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 2

    Oct 2, 2013 Turkey

    The 2nd day of our tour through Cappadocia including the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, a magic ice-cream show, panoramic views, yummy Turkish lunch, the beauty of rugs & a viagra market. Join us in this nature wonderland.

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    Oct 1, 2013 Turkey

    The reputation of Cappadocia, Turkey as one of this planet’s most beautiful regions is not without merit. Here is day 1 of our tour through nature's wonderland. Including Imagination Valley, Hermit Valley, Underground Cities, Ceramic Art & one big bloody…

  • Italy

    Italy

    Sep 18, 2013 Destinations

    When I first visited in 2001 Italy was my favourite country. Could it live up to this standard on my return? Visiting Italy with my kids and my parents. We hope you enjoy!

  • Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Sep 9, 2013 Turkey

    All I could hear was the gentle breeze softly whispering past the hot air balloon and the occasional whoosh of the flame filling the ballon, as we soared on smooth streams of air. The warm sun breached the nearby plateau casting a warm, encompassing glow …

  • Gallivanting on the Golan Heights

    Gallivanting on the Golan Heights

    Aug 6, 2013 Israel

    On our second day in Nazareth we decided to do the popular Golan Heights tour. This included popular Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias Nature Reserve, Mount Bental & the Sea of Galilee- where Jesus (I couldn't) walked on water.

  • Jaw Dropping History: Our Journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem

    Jaw Dropping History: Our Journey from Nazareth to Jerusalem

    Aug 5, 2013 Israel

    A cliffside monastery, 5000+ year old ruins and pink domed churches. All in a day when travelling the hop-on-hop-off Nazareth to Jerusalem.

  • The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    The Lost City of Petra: Sublime Sandstone Sanctuary

    Aug 1, 2013 Jordan

    Looking up at the legendary “Treasury”, the intimidating hand-carved façade shaded from the scorching mid-day desert sun by the surrounding sandstone cliff, it was easy to understand why it belonged in the New Seven Wonders. One word could only describe i…

  • The Dead Sea - Kid's Worst Nightmare or Dream Come True?

    The Dead Sea - Kid's Worst Nightmare or Dream Come True?

    Jul 19, 2013 Israel

    You could see their brains working – tick, tick, tick. The confusion behind my daughter’s bright blue eyes as she considered what we had just said. Were we joking? Did we mean it? Could they really pick up mud and put it all over themselves, play with it,…

  • Behind the Scenes in Jerusalem: 2 Tours That Reveal Hidden Jewels in This Ancient City

    Behind the Scenes in Jerusalem: 2 Tours That Reveal Hidden Jewels in This Ancient City

    Jul 18, 2013 Israel

    Join us in the markets of Jerusalem for a cooking tour & on a walk through the Old City & its four quarters. Guess which one is free?

  • San Francisco Sightseeing Whirlwind: Day 2

    San Francisco Sightseeing Whirlwind: Day 2

    Jun 25, 2013 Northwest, USA

    We finish our time in San Francisco with the crooked street, Full House house, eating sour dough & sailing on the San Francisco Bay.

  • How to Save $40 at Camuy River Cave Park

    How to Save $40 at Camuy River Cave Park

    May 20, 2013 Puerto Rico

    Caves are generally exciting. They are dark, mysterious and untamed. Well not Rio Camuy. This cave personifies some of USA’s worst traits – it’s tame, commercialised and all about not being sued.

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