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Why I’ll Always Remember Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens

As soon as I set foot in Salzburg, I felt at home. Here was a town I could easily fall in love with, from the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the town, to the idyllic Sound of Music setting of the Mirabell Gardens, to the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, and I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading Why I’ll Always Remember Salzburg

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How To Travel With Your Sibling

How To Travel With Your Sibling

Travelling with siblings can be awesome if you get on well with each other. Having lived with each other for such a long period of time as children, now that you’ve both grown up you know each other’s likes and dislikes, and when you each need your space. Since they care about you, they’ll be … Continue reading How To Travel With Your Sibling

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The Trees of Ta Prohm

The Trees of Ta Prohm

Out of all of the temples in Angkor, I was most looking forward to visiting Ta Prohm. From what I had seen online, it looked like an abandoned temple, left for the trees and vegetation of the area to consume it. Ta Prohm was constructed in 1186 as a Buddhist monastery and temple dedicated to … Continue reading The Trees of Ta Prohm

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How to Choose Your Next Adventure

How to Choose Your Next Adventure

It’s the start of 2017 and you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to ‘travel more’. However, there are so many places you could go in the world – 193 countries spread over seven continents – how do you choose where to go?

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What’s Happening in 2017!

What's Happening in 2017!

  Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I hope you celebrated last night in style surrounded by friends and family. It’s the start of a new year and like a lot of people, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to see, be, and achieve over the next 365 days. After an epic 2016 … Continue reading What’s Happening in 2017!

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Phnom Penh from the Water: A Cruise Along Tonle Sap River

A double rainbow: a lovely way to end the cruise!

After a week of catching up with old friends, learning about the recent tragic history of Cambodia, and getting used to culture shock, we decided to go on an early evening river cruise to celebrate our last night in Phnom Penh. After five days sweltering in the humidity, I was ready for a break from … Continue reading Phnom Penh from the Water: A Cruise Along Tonle Sap River

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Current Obsessions: Outlander

Doune Castle

I’m currently obsessed with Outlander, the TV show based on Diana Gabaldon’s series of books of the same name. And when I say obssessed, I mean in the past three weeks I’ve watched both Seasons 1 and 2, and instead of enduring the wait for Season 3 of the TV series, have begun reading the … Continue reading Current Obsessions: Outlander

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Adopting Traditions From My Travels: St Nicholas Day

St Nicholas Day

Tomorrow is St Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag), where ‘Saint Nicholas’ makes his yearly visit to the houses of children in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries throughout the world. If you’ve been well-behaved he’ll leave you chocolates and sweets. Been bad? Coal, twigs, or other less pleasant things might be headed your way. The real … Continue reading Adopting Traditions From My Travels: St Nicholas Day

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Christmas Tree Day: Celebrating Family Holiday Traditions

My globe Christmas decoration

My family has many traditions around Christmas. From singing carols on Christmas Eve, to the extended family lunch, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them. Putting up the Christmas tree is my favourite of all of our family traditions. Each year, on the first Sunday of December, we get together, pull out the Christmas Tree … Continue reading Christmas Tree Day: Celebrating Family Holiday Traditions

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Walking the Heysen Trail: Cobbler Hill to Cape Jervis

Looking over to Kangaroo Island from Fishery Beach

Early on a Saturday morning, I met up with a group of friends and we drove just over ninety minutes south of Adelaide to the coastal town of Cape Jervis. Our plan was to walk the first section of the Heysen Trail, a long distance hiking trail named in honour of Hans Heysen, a famous … Continue reading Walking the Heysen Trail: Cobbler Hill to Cape Jervis

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Travelling the world … one castle at a time