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Monday, 9 Sep 2019 | Views [58]

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

Monday, 15 Apr 2019 | Views [57]

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 >

One more trip.......

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 | Views [350]

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

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery

Cruise Sydney, Melbourne Hobart
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It's about the People

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | Views [453]

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 >


Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 | Views [354]

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

Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery

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A Week in the West

Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 | Views [376]

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

Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery

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The 40 Year Circumnavigation

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 | Views [384]

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 >

Photos: Voyager of the Seas

Sunday, 13 Mar 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Voyager of the Seas

Sunday, 13 Mar 2016 | Views [334]

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 >

Grandma goes to Europe.

Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | Views [311]

Three, two, one, zero! This time tomorrow l'll be in Hong Kong. Settling in at the Kowloon hotel. Both familiar to me. The hotel is one street away from the harbour, and two away from the ferry terminal. More importantly it is one street away from the ... Read more >

just testing

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | Views [321]

Don't take any notice of this post. I'm just testing my new tablet before I go overseas again. So far so good. Mostly.          


Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Views [268]

It’s on every Aussie Baby-Boomer’s bucket List – the Ghan.  It was on ours too – so we decided:  Let’s do it. As simple as that. Taking advantage of the Pensioners Discount and the Early Booking Discount. ... Read more >

Photos: Ghanning

Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

On the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide
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Photos: The "Rhapsody" of Cruising

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

Cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas, from Hawaii to Sydney
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The "Rhapsody" of Cruising

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Views [240]

There is always one glitch. Just as well I discovered it  days before leaving - the Airline had my old passport details. Frantic phone-calls ensued and all was fixed. Thank heavens for online check-in! I don't know why, but when I travel by bus ... Read more >

Over the Ocean Blue

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | Views [374]

My feet have barely touched ground, and I'm off again. Flying to Hawaii tomorrow - arriving before I leave thanks to the International DateLine. A few relaxing days in Waikiki, followed by more relaxing days on the "Rhapsody of the Seas". We did this ... Read more >

Are we Ready?

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | Views [376] | Comments [1]

And so off I go again. Or what I should say is off WE go again. This time there are six of us "spinning around the world". With separate itineraries, and diverse plans. And all to meet in one spot, in Germany. where we will meet up with the  three ... Read more >

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