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AUSTRALIA | Monday, 9 Sep 2019 | Views [43]

It's September and my sister is about to celebrate her 70th birthday. And so... we are off to Uluru. That mysterious red rock in the Centre of Australia. Just for a few days. I have been before - in my youth when we travelled by bus and stayed in tents.... Read more >

Lord Howe Island

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 15 Apr 2019 | Views [38]

15 April 2019. Sydney Airport:   The first surprise was the size of the plane. I obviously hadn’t thought it out, but I wasn’t expecting a 20 seater Turboprop plane. We climbed the few stairs and sat in our allotted seats, and ... Read more >

The Middle East

OMAN | Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 | Views [35]

My two sisters and I are enthusiastic cruisers, but we don’t often cruise together. This is because we represent the different reasons that people cruise. My youngest sister, Judy, cruises mostly with her family out to the South Pacific and always ... Read more >

One more trip.......

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 | Views [334]

People like me who are addicted to travel don't stop just because they are at home. Between trips they plan, watch Travel Shows on television, find ways to use and display the photos and live vicariously through the travels of others. Travel becomes ... Read more >

Photos: Explorer of the Seas

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery

Cruise Sydney, Melbourne Hobart
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It's about the People

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | Views [440]

Not every trip is about the scenery. Sometimes it turns out to be about the people.  A couple of months ago I decided I needed a holiday. A combination of events had left me feeling burnt out. So I decided – a short Cruise would do it. ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 | Views [334]

Back in the day, side trips from cities would involve a backpack, trains or buses (or, dare I say it, hitch-hiking), and a bread roll with a banana.  Now that I'm in Bucket List territory, it involves a travel agent and a guided tour. Booked online.... Read more >

Photos: DayTripping

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery

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A Week in the West

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 | Views [360]

It  was hard to say goodbye with our new friends from the ship. And the ship itself, - the lovely "Radiance of the Seas". But we were also going to say hello to others. We have cousins in Perth, and this was the original motivation for this particular ... Read more >

Photos: Perth Western Australia

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Bali-Hi!

INDONESIA | Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Photo Gallery

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The 40 Year Circumnavigation

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 | Views [365]

I know that circumnavigation is meant to be done all at once. But that's not how it panned out. In early 1973, I was returning to Australia after 4 years of travelling the globe. In those days, boats were the cheap option, so I duly booked a berth on ... Read more >

Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 | Views [343]

Sometimes you just can't resist a bargain. So there I was, on the internet, idly "pretending" to book a cruise (as I sometime do) in order to find out what they would cost to go as a solo traveller. This time, on the P & O site, in one of the "specials" ... Read more >

Photos: Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Saturday, 15 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Voyager of the Seas

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Mar 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Voyager of the Seas

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Mar 2016 | Views [320]

The ships keep getting bigger and more flashy. This one carries about 3000 passengers and boasts an ice-rink, a flow rider (aka fake surfing), and a shopping mall. The passenger numbers mean endless queues. The ship is bold and brassy. Despite all this, ... Read more >

Farewell to Old England ...

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 17 May 2015 | Views [339]

I hope not. But I'm being realistic. I may not get to my beloved England again. That doesn't mean no travelling. I'm an addicted traveller - wanderlust is never far away. But I chose this Trafalgar Tour in the belief that I might not get back. It has ... Read more >

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Photos: Wales and Windsor

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 17 May 2015 | Photo Gallery

Phiotos of Windsor, England and Cardiff, Wales
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Photos: Roman Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 16 May 2015 | Photo Gallery

Photos of Bath, U.K. Trafalgar Tour of Britain and Ireland
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The Emerald Isle

IRELAND | Saturday, 16 May 2015 | Views [348]

I'm taking some poetic licence here. I'm ignoring the border between Eire and Northern Ireland. A border that had caused so much political turmoil, but which in reality doesn't exist. When you drive from one to another the only change is that the road ... Read more >

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