Fiordland cruises Milford Sound
Milford Sound is regarded as one of the top destinations in the world, so while planning our South Island road trip, we didn’t think twice about booking a cruise on this popular fiord. We embarked aboard the Milford Mariner, operated by our hosts Real Journeys, on a spectacular trip across this...
Highland cows in Scotland
Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world which our 3 day road trip proved to me once again. We drove quite a few miles each day, making sure not to miss the most important places. We started our trip in Edinburgh, made our way to Cairngorms National Park, Inverness and arrived at Loch Ness when...
Grouse Mountain sunset
On a lazy Sunday morning, we hopped into our rental car and 20 minutes later, after driving over the iconic Lion’s Gate Bridge, we arrived at Grouse Mountain, ‘the peak of Vancouver’. Last minute day trips are easy in this Canadian city, with spectacular mountains readily available at your doorstep. In just...
Lisbon city view of castle
I must admit, I underestimated the beauty of the Portuguese city, having always dismissed Lisbon as a potential city trip destination until recently. We decided to head to Lisbon at the end of Spring for 4 days. Unfortunately, we just hit a bit of a cold front, giving the impression...
Manarola, Cinque Terre
On our tour around Italy last month, we spent two days in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is situated in Liguria, a region in the north west of Italy. The Cinque Terre national park consists of 5 beautiful terraced villages right by the coastline and the surrounding...
Grouse Mountain Winter Wonderland, Canada
Winter is upon us and the proud Vancouver mountains were beckoning us to explore their snowy peaks. Grouse Mountain, the peak of Vancouver, had just enjoyed some fresh snowfall and while the ski slopes were still closed, visitors can explore the mountain all year round. My boyfriend had never been in snow, so I...
Baby elephant at ENP
Located close to Chiang Mai, North Thailand, Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary for abused and tortured elephants. Founded by Lek Chailert in the 1990’s, they have given dozens of elephants a new home where they can spend their lives in peace without having to perform tricks, work...
Amsterdam gracht at sunset
Winter 2013. I visited Amsterdam for 3 days between Christmas and New Year. Even though the weather wasn't great, freezing cold, greyish with plenty of rain on the first day, I managed to see and capture as much as I could of the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is well...
Kluane National Park flightseeing tour Yukon
I looked out of the plane’s small window and admired the scenery below me. The landscape resembled a painting, with the river echoing broad strokes across a sandstone-coloured canvas... We were flying above the Slims River Valley, in a place where the Slims River snaked through dried-up land. The...
3 Days in Romantic Venice
Venice…the magical city once called home by the womaniser Casanova and the talented painters Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, is either loved or hated by its visitors. I happen to adore it. I fell in love with Venice the first time I visited the Italian city in 2001. For 8 hours, I meandered through the cosy...