When people ask me where I’m from, I take a breath and assess how long an answer they actually want… Long story short, I was born in England (and remain a proud Brit), moved to Sydney, Australia (my Aunt and Grandparents had emigrated) and returned again, several times, but the last time was for 10 … Read More
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Melbourne Cruise Port – What you need to know
Melbourne is the second biggest city in Australia, and high on most people’s Aussie bucket lists, usually after Sydney. However, there is a very big difference between the two ports, and if you have been to Sydney first, you’re in for a bit of a shock when you get to Melbourne cruise port… Read on … Read More
Funny Traveling Memes – Travel Agent Humour!
It’s hard to keep writing about amazing travel destinations and recommending cruises when the whole industry is in crisis right now. Nations are in lockdown, travel bans are in place, and people are being advised to stay home as much as possible. So, instead of writing about another cruise or city you can’t actually go … Read More
Cruise the Baltics – Highlights of a Typical Itinerary
There’s a reason so many people want to cruise the Baltics. To be able to visit eleven ports and eight countries in two weeks is quite special, and when they are located in Northern Europe, not the cheapest of areas to travel around, why not do it by cruise ship? Read on to discover the … Read More
64 Fun Facts About Australia You’ll Love to Know!
As a naturalised Aussie (still proudly British-born), and one who has lived there for over 10 years and been visiting since I was a little kid, there is so much I take for granted about the country. Now that I am on a ship with about 700 Americans, hearing them talk about their tours, and … Read More
11 Day Trips in Sydney – Recommended by a Local
I’d been visiting Sydney since my family emigrated when I was a kid. Every other Christmas we’d go over for a couple of weeks to stay with them, being shown all their favourite places…and so my love affair with the city began. At 15 I had residency, and at 30 something I got my citizenship … Read More
Personal Safety Tips for Women – Don’t Travel Without Reading
You finally got the courage to book a big trip away on your own – wow! It’s a huge step, so exciting but also really quite daunting. Will you be ok? Will you get lonely? How will you communicate if English isn’t the first language? What new foods will you try? Will you be able … Read More
Top 10 Cruise Destinations You Need to Visit
Ok, so obviously I’ve not visited every cruise port in the world, however, I have been to over 65 countries, which includes countless more ports, so I reckon I can give this ‘Top 10 Cruise Destinations’ a good shot and be experienced enough to have some authority on it! When I tell people that I … Read More
Cruise vs Resort – Get the Lowdown!
When you’re spending a large chunk of your hard-earned money on your holiday, it’s understandable that you want to do your research to ensure you’re booking something amazing that you will remember for the rest of your life. With so many different types of holiday options out there these days, this can be challenging, and … Read More
Travel Tips for Business Travellers
As someone who has worked in the travel industry for about 15 years, I’ve learnt a few travel hacks along the way. My ventures have been everything from a quick overnight stay overseas, to more extensive 2 week/5 city trips, from 2-7 night cruises, to 5 day road trips…you name it, I’ve probably done it. … Read More