Miyajima

Just a short train ride from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima – known for its giant Torii Gate – which at high tide seems to float on the water – beautiful walks and deer! The approach to Miyajima and the Torii Gate is ranked as one of the top 3 views in Japan and […]

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Whitsundays… Part 2…

After an hour or so on Whitehaven Beach we returned to the Solway for another delicious meal prepared by our resident chef before heading into deeper water where we heaved the main sail and made use of wind power. It’s amazing watching the crew climb the masts, release the sails and repel down to the […]

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Whitsundays

Sandwiched in the middle of our time in Airlie Beach was our Whitsunday Islands tour! The Whitsunday Islands are one of the must-see places in Australia and there are numerous tours and packages to choose from ranging from day trips to 1-2 week excursions. Although most tours offer pretty much the same itinerary you need […]

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Noosa: Everglades

One of the must-do activities while in Noosa is the Noosa Everglades tour. We chose the 1 day Discovery Tour which departs Noosa Waters and takes you along the river and deep into the national park. The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation and then heads to Noosa Waters where you hop on board […]

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Noosa… Part 2…

With so much to do in Noosa we wanted to make sure we made the most of our time whilst still being able to relax on the beach, potter around the shops and soak up the sun and beautiful setting. After a day of settling in we headed out, water and sunscreen at the ready […]

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Australia Day

One of the dates in the calendars of all Australians is Australia Day! Australia day (January 26th) is Australia’s National holiday and a celebration of everything that makes Australia and Australians great. January 26th celebrates Australian pride, heritage and people and like most Australian celebrations – and any good public holiday – involves large amounts […]

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Sydney: Manly

One of Sydney’s suburbs, just across the water and a short ferry ride, is Manly. Manly is a beach suburb popular with working-travellers as a cheaper alternative to living in the “big city”. We hopped on the ferry and headed to Manly for a days exploration. The ferry takes approximately 40 minutes and travels past […]

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Queenstown

After an amazing 6 nights in Wanaka we hit the road and headed to Queenstown, probably one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist towns! Although leaving Wanaka was hard we were filled with the excitement of heading to a party town, meeting up with our good friends James & Loreen and celebrating my 32nd birthday! […]

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Taupo

After the scare fest that was white water rafting and a relaxing morning in Orakei Korako we headed to Taupo – our home for a few nights. Taupo is home to one of the great lakes in New Zealand – formed from a flooded volcanic crater and now the playground of adrenaline junkies and the […]

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