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Best Places For Whale Watching

The waters are calm and perfect for whale watching. Our small rib boat bobs gently in the light swell as our guide and pilot surveys the horizon through his binoculars. Another boat appears around the headland, heading...

How To Visit The Great Barrier Reef

Australia is blessed with an abundance of awe-inspiring natural wonders. Uluru and Kakadu, Sydney Harbour and the Blue Mountains, The Kimberley, and Kangaroo Island. However, perhaps its most precious of all, is the Great Barrier Reef.

Using Google Maps Offline on Holiday

I love maps. I have them framed on some of my walls at home and have been caught staring at them for hours! For most people I realise maps are just an essential navigation tool and important...

When is the Rainy Season in Thailand?

Understanding Thailand’s wet seasons can make the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday. Being caught in Thailand’s tropical monsoon without an umbrella may be memorable, but for the wrong reasons! An...

What NOT to take on Safari

On the same day that my wife and I landed at a safari camp in Kenya, a lovely couple from Darwin, Australia also arrived. Ken and June nearly froze to death on their first morning safari drive.

Economy vs Premium Economy: Is it worth it?

I fell in love aged eleven. I was too young to really understand relationships, but I was fortunate that my parents had saved up enough to take me on my first long haul holiday, to visit family...