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A Gondola Ride In Venice

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW When you visit the unique city of Venice in Italy, you should experience a ride in a beautiful Venetian gondola. It is the most romantic ride in the world, in the most romantic city in the world. It is a must, in my opinion. I have been lucky to ride in a gondola twice in my life, and have found …

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Melbourne’s Iconic Carlton

4 Cool Sites To See in Carlton Walking distance from the city centre of Melbourne is the iconic suburb of Carlton. This historic area is one of the oldest parts of the city, dating from the beginning of the Victorian gold rush era in 1851. It is definitely one of my favourite parts of Melbourne, as there is so much to love here for locals …

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Amazing Art At The Louvre

A Must-See In Paris If you are in Paris, you must visit the Louvre Museum especially if you love art, as I do. I recently spent a delightful day at the most famous museum in the world and I was absolutely enthralled by the amazing collection of art there. Masterpieces from all around the world are beautifully showcased here at the gorgeous Louvre Palace. It’s …

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Cinqueterre – Quick Guide

FIVE RESORT TOWNS YOU WILL LOVE The Italian Riviera You will absolutely love the resort towns that make up “Cinqueterre” (five lands) on the gorgeous Italian Riviera. If you haven’t yet been, you will need my ‘Cinqueterre – Quick Guide’. This will provide you with an overview of what to expect, see and do here. These popular seaside destinations have tourists flocking from all over …

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Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary

Visit Australia’s Local Wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary When you travel to the wonderful country of Australia, you have to visit the local wildlife. Yes, you can go to pubs and clubs, but I’m talking about the ‘native’ animals, silly. Where’s one of the best places to see them in their natural habitat? Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Just a short drive from Melbourne, it’s the perfect …

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Carry-On Luggage

Essential Information So you’re excited to go on your overseas trip and are packing your bags. But what do you pack in your carry-on luggage? Well, don’t get stressed. Here’s some of my tips that will help you get organised and make your travels easy. Valuables Firstly, make sure all of your most valuable possessions and important documents are kept with you when you travel, …

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Business Class Travel

 25 Perks of Business Class Travel  So you’re thinking about flying Business Class on your next overseas trip? You’re wondering, is it worth it? What benefits do you get? Is it much different to economy? Well, you’ve come to the right place for advice. Here are 25 perks of Business Class Travel to help you decide. I’ve been fortunate enough to fly business class for …

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A Quick Guide to Daylesford

The Ideal Country Retreat Daylesford has been fortunate to be the location of two major mineral discoveries in the past – natural mineral spring waters and gold minerals. Both of these huge findings in the 1800’s have made this Victorian town in Australia the delightful haven it is today and the ideal country retreat. Here is my quick guide to Daylesford. Mineral Springs Five million …

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Paris Louvre Museum

Why You Must See The Louvre The famous Louvre Museum is a must-see tourist attraction in Paris. Situated in the heart of this beautiful city, it is the most visited place in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. You really can’t go to Paris without spending at least a few hours at this historic site. Here are a few excellent reasons why you must see the …

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Milan’s Most Historic Sites

4 Fascinating Places To See In Milan Going to Milan and want to know which are the most historic sites you must visit? Let me help you. Here I’ll tell you the four main places you should see and all the relevant details so you don’t miss out. I’ll also suggest a few other sites you may wish to check out. Milan is Italy’s most …

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Things To Do On The Island of Penang

11 Fun reasons to visit The Island of Penang in Malaysia has long been one of Asia’s top travel destinations for many tourists. Why wouldn’t it be? With the tropical climate, lovely beaches, great food and reasonably priced hotels, I would have to agree it is an ideal holiday location for couples and families. In fact, it has long been one of my family’s favourite …

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Dromana Beach, Melbourne

Melbourne Beach Holiday at Dromana

A Perfect Getaway This Summer I decided not to go overseas for my end of year vacation, as I often do. Instead I decided to holiday closer to home. The perfect getaway location was only an hour’s drive from the city of Melbourne to the coastal beach town of Dromana in Victoria, which is part of the glorious Mornington Peninsula. We are so privileged to …

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12 Must-See Places In Melbourne

One Day City Visit I love Melbourne. It’s my birthplace and my hometown. So I’m a bit biased when I say it’s a marvellous city. There are so many beautiful, fun and interesting aspects of the city, but here I’m going to share with you 12 must-see places in Melbourne, that you can visit all in one day. Walking Melbourne The City of Melbourne is …

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Must See Montmartre

An Artists’ Haven Whilst staying in Paris recently, I decided ‘I must see Montmartre’. Why? I’d heard quite a bit about this town which apparently used to be a haven for many budding artists, who later became some of the most famous artists in history. So off I went to visit the iconic French neighbourhood. This artsy district is only a short 20 minute ride …

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You Will Love Santa Margherita Ligure

The Italian Riviera’s Best Kept Secret The Italian Riviera has long been the playground of the rich and famous. It boasts a host of stunning resort towns. Many tourists and celebrities have lived or holidayed on this beautiful coastline of Italy. But perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Italian Riviera is the glorious harbour village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Why wasn’t I …

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A Stay At Vigoleno Castle

You Will Be Enchanted If you love fairytales, you are sure to be enchanted by the Castello di Vigoleno. In the north of Italy this real life original medieval castle is part of the charming historic Vigoleno village, located in Vernasca. It dates back to Roman times and sits high up on top of a hill in the picturesque Emilia Romagna Region near Parma.  The Castle …

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London Landmarks On The River Thames

6 Places You Should Visit Going to London, UK for a short stay? Here are 6 popular landmarks I think you should visit along the majestic River Thames that you will love. The magnificent River Thames is the life of London. It is England’s longest river with an incredible 33 bridges spanning across it in London itself, and plays host to a plethora of historic …

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Visit Genoa

Fall In Love With This City Once you visit Genoa you will fall in love with it, as I did. This grand historic, bustling seaside city in Northern Italy is full of wonderment everywhere you turn. I couldn’t get over how much it has to offer, and yet I’m a little amazed it doesn’t attract more international tourists as a prime holiday destination. Genoa is …

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Kuala Lumpur Highlights

5 Highlights You Won’t Want To Miss In KL Over the years I have travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia too many times to count. Sometimes it’s been a stopover to, or from, other parts of the world and sometimes on vacation. In recent decades it has become a very popular holiday destination in its own right for many people. So, I’m going to give you …

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Tower of London

Why You Must See This Castle The amazing Tower of London is situated in the middle of the city, along the Thames River. With metropolitan life bustling all around it, this fascinating one thousand-year old castle and fortress, harbours spooky tales. You must see it while you’re in London and I’ll tell you why. I drove around looking at it before working up the courage …

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Palace of Versailles

You Need To See It The Palace of Versailles is a grandiose monument from a fascinating period in French history when the royal family basked in extraordinary opulence. Magnificent architecture; extravagant luxury; stunning masterpieces … there aren’t adequate enough words to accurately describe how impressive the Palace really is. You must see the Palace of Versailles for yourself. I was blown away by the ostentatious lifestyle …

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4 Fabulous Melbourne Wineries

 Favourite Places In The Yarra Valley Wine Region Melbourne, Australia, is renowned for many things – Australian Tennis Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Motorcycle Grand Prix, AFL Football, Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival, beaches, the list goes on … And it has been voted the most liveable city in the world 7 times. Melbourne also has some of the best wineries. If you love wine, you …

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Monterosso Al Mare In Winter

A delightful Italian Seaside Resort Along the coastline of Northern Italy, Monterosso Al Mare is one of the famous old fishing villages which make up the Cinqueterre (five lands) seaside resorts. On the Italian Riviera this delightful ocean town is the last one on the strip. From north to south there are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, then Monterosso, which is the most popular and the …

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Visiting Taiping

The Unassuming And Tranquil Heritage Town In Northern Malaysia, there is a lovely verdant town called Taiping. It translates to ‘everlasting peace’ and is an unassuming and tranquil place, largely unknown to international travellers. It holds no tickets on itself and seems happy to keep its quaint and old-fashioned charm a secret from the rest of the world. Visiting Taiping recently I discovered some hidden …

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Charming Launceston Tasmania

Tamar River, Launceston A little bit of paradise! Arriving in Launceston, Tasmania, I immediately felt a calmness come over me. It’s so tranquil and beautiful here. Only one hour flight from Melbourne or you can take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry to Devonport, which is about 9 hours, and you have the option of taking your car. I’ve gone both ways and I was rather … Continue reading Launceston

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You Must See Abu Dhabi

A Jewel In The Desert The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is a fascinating city you must see if you have the chance. I have visited this city twice and both times have been overwhelmed by the extreme opulence and grandeur of this jewel in the desert. The city has developed immensely in the last 50 years, from being little more than …

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Must See Parma!

A Charming Italian City A charming city renowned as Italy’s food capital, Parma is a gastronomic delight. Located in northern Italy, approximately an hour and a half drive south of Milan, you really must see Parma. Here you will experience delicious Italian food in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region. This region of Italy is famous for Parmesan cheese known as Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma or …

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Discover What To Do In Doha

YOUR GUIDE TO THIS AMAZING CITY Discover Doha, in Qatar, a dynamic, fast growing city. I had the pleasure of spending a few days here and, WOW, was I super-impressed with the place. Doha is simply amazing. Find out what there is to do in Doha. A Luxury Destination This booming city has grown considerably in just a short number of years and is now …

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Kota Kinabalu Vacation

A GEM ON THE ISLAND OF BORNEO If you are going to Malaysia, and want to see a bit of East Malaysia, you might want to visit this gem on the island of Borneo in Sabah. I vacationed here recently and was pleasantly surprised to find it is rich in natural beauty. I’m talking about the beautiful Kota Kinabalu. It has a diverse wildlife, a coral …

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Lake Como In Winter

Beautifully picturesque Any location with water views is lovely, but Lake Como in the North of Italy is one of the most beautifully picturesque lakes in the world. It has long been a favourite holiday destination for celebrities and tourists since Roman times. With the Alpine backdrop, clear blue water, stately villas and waterfront eateries, you can see the undeniable attraction of this part of …

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