Tag Archives: Travel

Hotham Valley Railway – Dwellingup

The Hotham Valley Railway at Dwellingup is a place that you can go to experience what rail travel was like in the golden age of steam.  The team of volunteers work hard to give you an enjoyable day out.  The town of Dwellingup is a 40 minute drive from Mandurah, Western Australia.

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San Francisco – a short stay

San Francisco sits on a hilly peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, in northern California.  The landscape created by the hills around the city is unique and has been featured in many well-loved TV shows and movies throughout the decades.  Since 1873, the iconic San Francisco cable cars have been climbing the hills through the streets, and they are one of the popular tourist attractions in the city, being the world’s last manually operated cable car network.

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Oahu – Hawaiian Island Infatuation

Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian Island, after Hawaii and Maui, and is home to the state capital Honolulu.  Oahu is categorised into five regions: Honolulu, Central Oahu, Leeward Coast, Winward Coast and the North Shore.  Each region has a different character – from laidback surf towns, to cosmopolitan city life, fine dining and diverse shopping options.

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What to pack for a holiday – it’s the little things that make a difference

So you are going on a holiday?  Awesome news!   I hope you have a great time.

Now to pack.  You have your travel bag open in the middle of your bedroom floor, but where do you start?  What to pack for a holiday? Everyone is different, and therefore has different priorities on what constitutes a necessity.  I’m not going to bore you with how many different outfits you’re going to need, or how many pairs of shoes, nor dictate the quantities of underwear required.  But I would like to offer up a list of some items that I have found very helpful on my own travels, for your consideration as to whether or not they will make it into your empty suitcase.  I may also throw in a few opinions for good measure.

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Capri & the Blue Grotto – Italian Island Infatuation

Capri is a beautiful island located to the south of the Gulf of Naples in Italy.  Rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, much of the island has a rugged coastline –  home to caves and grottos that have been eroded out of the limestone and sandstone cliffs by the waves of the sea.  From the first time you approach this island and dock at the Marina Grande, you will feel the spell of romance that has been cast over this beautiful location.

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Dinkelsbühl, Germany

Dinkelsbühl is a small town full of character, found along the Romantic Road in Germany.  One of the last remaining walled medieval towns, this beautiful area has survived two world wars, allowing you to find it exactly as it has been for centuries. Continue reading Dinkelsbühl, Germany