England, New Zealand, Travel

Robin Hoods Bay

We travelled the world to view something new, something old, and to ignite our sense of adventure.  Post-travel, I realised that there are far more similarities between New Zealand and the rest of the world than there are differences. Two such places that have similarities are the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand and North Yorkshire,… Continue reading Robin Hoods Bay

Australia, Musings, Travel

Custodians of Regional Stories

Queensland Roadtrip Part 7 This is not about a particular section of Far North Queensland; it's about a small square footage which is situated in strategic places from small towns in the outback to cities.  It's about local people sharing local highlights. Who with vast amounts of enthusiasm will find out what you are interested… Continue reading Custodians of Regional Stories

Australia, Travel

A Historic Village in Herberton

Queensland Roadtrip Part 6 Within 16 acres outside of Herberton is where vintage Australia comes alive as their pioneers climb out of the history books.  The village puts the fun back into history with a nature trail incorporating houses and machinery. The grounds have around 60 lovingly restored period buildings, including the 130-year-old Elderslie House… Continue reading A Historic Village in Herberton

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Blissful days in Ball Bay

Queensland Roadtrip Pt6 What a fun name, we thought.  It tickled our fancy and ignited that playfulness side of us. We came across Ball Bay as we were searching for an idyllic place to relax for a few days.  Luckily for us, we had found that perfect place. It's always a relief to have a… Continue reading Blissful days in Ball Bay

Australia, Travel, Walks

Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Queensland Roadtrip Part 5 After leaving Hughenden, we had hours of driving on long stretches of road before reaching the turnoff leading to the Gorge. Finally arriving at the said turnoff, we passed through flat woodlands of typical Australian Eucalypts and Acacias it gave us no hint of the existence of the Gorge, leaving us… Continue reading Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park