Monthly Archives: January 2016

Seven on Sunday – Reasons to Visit China in 2016

Well, despite economic issues that are sending rumbles through the world in the first month of 2016, it is probably the best time ever to visit the amazing country of China. With well over a billion souls, history to rival and dwarf most others, natural beauty and more, China is simply a country with it all. If you’ve been thinking

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World Journeys Podcast Series 2 Ep 7 – Peru and Bolivia with Elli Dean

This week I interview Elli Dean and speak to her about her recent trip to South America. In the first part of a two part interview Elli talks about her experiences in Bolivia and Peru, as well as airlines and more! Plenty of great travel tales are in store!   Next Saturday the conversation continues as Elli talks about Colombia

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5 Brilliant Australian Places on Australia Day

It’s Australia Day in Australia. It’s not all good, it’s certainly a day of contention with good reason because of what the day means for Indigenous Australians. Putting that all aside, and not wanting to go political today, here are five places in Australia that are seriously brilliant and worth visiting.   5. Hamilton Island This island off the Queensland

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First Taste – New York City

  So, my first taste of the US of A was the Big Apple, New York City. ‘Twas back 1999 at the end of my first round-the-world adventure, and I was tiring. Nevertheless, I definitely found New York City to be the highlight of my time in North America. Let’s be honest though, New York City is almost a country

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Seven on Sunday – Countries for the Budget Conscious (Part Two)

Last Sunday I started with this post, talking about seven countries that are great for those keen on keeping a tight budget. I soon realised it was pretty long and then decided to split it over two posts. So last week was 7 to 4, now for my top three J I hope it’s useful and interesting to all those

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World Journeys Podcast Series 2 Ep 6 – ‘Round the World Travel, Part Two with Chris Goldby

In the second part of my interview with Chris Goldby we theorise on what would be the perfect ’round the world itinerary, and look at some of the best places he’s been to in his travels. We talk quite a bit about Vietnam in this podcast too!       I hope you enjoy this week’s podcast, and May the

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Rangitoto Island – Climbing a Volcano (New Zealand)

Before I headed to New Zealand I did a bit of research. There was an island, a short ferry ride from Auckland with a volcano on it that people happily climbed! ‘Yes!’ I thought, that sounds bloody awesome! I’ll do that! And so I knew straight away the thing I most wanted to do when I was in Auckland. Even

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Wednesday Review – Kiwi International Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Hey folks, today is my last accommodation review for my recent trip to New Zealand and Sydney. After four nights in Rotorua my wife and I took a bus to Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, and we had two nights there. Looking for a budget option was not easy or particularly fruitful. We’d already spent a lot of money on

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