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A-Z Guidebook: ‘Over The Top’ in Cusco, Peru

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *When I can, I share your posts on social media and also pin to the A-Z Guidebook Pinterest page. I… Read more

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Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * I love the innovation and variety offered by A-Z contributors. I hope you can spare some time to… Read more

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Queensland – Home Of The Winter Food Festival

July in Queensland means clear skies and a chance to slip into a second layer. It also means lots of outdoor, food focused events before the temperatures start to rise again. Mark these Queensland Food Festivals on your calendar and take advantage of the great weather. Scenic Rim Eat Local Week I’ve written before about… Read more

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I was in Sydney last weekend for a little bit of R&R before attending a conference. There was plenty of eating and drinking but also a lot of walking. Though I visit Sydney regularly and know it very well, I constantly need to remind myself how big the CBD is and how far it stretches. Anyone… Read more

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Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * May marks 12 months since we started our A-Z journey. Thanks to the readers, contributors and commenters. This month… Read more

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Brisbane – 5 More Things To Do For FREE!

After the success of Brisbane – 10 Things To Do For Free, I am sharing some more activities and places to visit in Brisbane that will cost you nothing. Nix. Nada! Some of these are places you would expect to see on a list but some are tucked away or not as well known. All are… Read more

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Breakfast in Fes Medina, Morocco

Most people have heard of the riads in Morocco. Traditional guest houses where the rooms all face onto an open central courtyard, open to the sky. Riads face inwards to provide privacy to those in the house, with small gardens and soothing fountains offering peaceful respite from the hubbub of the world outside the door. A… Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Kenya, Maasai Mara

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Can you believe we are up to our 11th letter? Thanks for your continued participation. I’d really like to… Read more

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When Luggage Direct *asked me to give some luggage packing tips, the timing could not have been better. I’m just back from a holiday in Bali and despite myself, brought back some lovely homewares. Luckily, I’m well practiced in the Mary Poppins art of packing more into my luggage than seems possible. If there’s something I… Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Jordan, Petra

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * Did you know A-Z Guidebook is on Instagram? I am! If you are too, swing past and follow. This… Read more

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When I was *invited by Tourism and Events Qld to visit the Scenic Rim, I felt very guilty about not knowing much about the region. One of the great drawcards of the area must surely be that it is only an hour or so south-west of Brisbane. You leave suburbia (and sometimes mobile coverage) far… Read more

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A few weeks ago I found myself in wine country. Not WA’s Margaret River, nor SA’s Barossa Valley or even more locally in Stanthorpe. I found myself in the wine country of the Scenic Rim, *invited there by Tourism & Events Qld. Now I know what you’re thinking. Wine country in Qld? Set aside your… Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Issigeac, France

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * Remember, if you don’t have a location that starts with the letter, you can select the alternate theme. This… Read more

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A Field Guide To Public Transport In Brisbane

Brisbane is a compact city, easily navigable by foot but sometimes those feet are tired. Thankfully, we have a great Brisbane public transport network that will take you to many of the attractions, events and destinations you want to see. Like most public transport, it can be confusing. Trains, buses and ferries are operated by the Brisbane City Council… Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Hungary, Budapest

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *We’re settling in nicely to the A-Z rhythm now and amazingly, are up to our 8th letter. Thanks for… Read more

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Just before Christmas I had the opportunity to be a tourist in my own backyard when I was invited* to enjoy the hospitality of Hilton Surfers Paradise and visit Luke Mangan’s Salt Bistro. Quite a few years ago, I stayed in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in what was one of the first ever… Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Old Government House, Brisbane

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. * Remember, if you don’t have a location that starts with the letter, you can select the alternate theme. This… Read more

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Only 13 209km To Go – Wall Drug, SD

Where to begin with Wall Drug? It’s a destination that defies description but I’ll try. Wall Drug is a drugstore in the town of Wall on the edge of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. When I say drugstore, you probably imagine a quaint dispensary in a small town. In your mind’s eye, it may… Read more

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A – Z Guidebook: Florida Everglades, USA

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. Things have settled in nicely and it’s great to see some regulars and newbies joining in. Make sure you… Read more

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Sonic Drive-In – Kayenta, AZ

When were travelling through Wyoming, we spent a night in the dot on the map town of Lusk. I had read they had an old fashioned Drive-In burger joint and was keen to visit but the ever present ‘closed for the season’ sign that haunted our holiday meant visiting a drive-in burger restuarant would have… Read more

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