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Monday, April 24, 2017

Hiking Lake Titicaca's Isla del Sol

Lake Titicaca is the world’s largest, high altitude lake and it is easy to understand how the Incas give credit to Lake Titicaca for the creation of their entire civilisation. Located on the Southern Part of Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol is considered by the Incas to be the birthplace of the Sun God. My best friend and I were on a tour of Bolivia and Peru with Dragoman for the final month of our time in South America. We visited this tranquil island on a day trip from Copacabana and the day we spent hiking and exploring it was a welcome relief after the craziness of La Paz!

Isla Del Sol Lake Titicaca

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Spectacular Diamond Head Loop Walk

On Easter Friday we packed up the car and headed south to beautiful Diamond Head. Diamond Head is located in Crowdy Bay National Park, about 45 minutes south of Port Macquarie. Dan and I have camped at Diamond Head before and absolutely love the whole area with its natural beauty, empty beaches, excellent surf, white sand, friendly wildlife, excellent facilities and great walks! On this occasion we did the Diamond Head loop walk which gave us stunning scenic coastal views across the hinterland and coastline throughout the entire walk. The walk took us just under two hours and we loved every bit of the scenery, especially the panoramic vistas and the glinting rock faces which are said to have given Diamond Head its name.

Views from Diamond Head Loop Walk Crowdy Bay National Park

Monday, April 10, 2017

Incredible Incan Ruins to Visit in Peru

In 2007 the incredible archaeological site of Machu Picchu was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This was unsurprising for anyone who has ever experienced the wonders of this magical site or for anyone who has long dreamed of visiting and ticking it off their bucket list. A lot of visitors to Peru aren’t aware of the countless other incredible Incan Ruins in Peru, many of which can be combined with a visit to Machu Picchu and most of which are within a few hours of Cusco! Peru is brimming with ancient ruins which detail the lives of the incredible Incan civilisation which thrived for over a century and are well worth visiting on your travels around Peru. I have been fascinated with the Incas and ever since I studied art at school and we spent a whole term on this ancient civilisation, along with the Mayan civilisation. To visit Peru and actually explore some of these incredible sites in person was an experience I'll never forget.

Machu Picchu Peru

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Perfect Bali Holiday with Villa-Bali.com

Bali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, it is a tropical island paradise that has something to offer every traveller. To some it is culture and spirituality, to others it is beaches, surfing and rice paddies, to some it is an entertainment hot spot and to many it is an extremely affordable luxury holiday destination. The Balinese people are some of the friendliest in the world and a Balinese holiday offers you a truly relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. My dream Balinese holiday is to experience all the island has to offer in terms of beaches, culture and nature whilst enjoying my very own luxurious private villa with Villa-Bali.com.

Luxurious Balinese Villa Infinity Pool Ocean Views

Monday, March 27, 2017

If I won the Lotto: My Top 10 Travel Bucket List

Travel is my absolute favourite thing in the world and whilst I am constantly ticking things off my bucket list, I feel like it grows longer even quicker as I am constantly adding new things to it! In the last few years I have ticked off things I never dreamed I would. I've hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, paid my respects to the ANZACs at Gallipoli, wandered the ancient streets of Rome, ridden a camel through the Sahara Desert, hang-glided over Rio de Janeiro, took a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, swam in Loch Ness in the middle of winter, lived abroad and island hopped the Greek Islands just to name a few! Some experiences on my bucket list are more on the pricey side of things and so in order to tick some of them off I literally think I would need to win the lottery!

Canadian Lake and Mountains

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Koala Mattress-In-a-Box: The Perfect Australian Mattress

In the latter part of last year I finally made the move back home to Australia after a few years gallivanting around the world and two years living in the UK. This time I bought Dan home with me. Luckily thanks to our awesome Aussie way of life, our seemingly endless summer, sunshine, surf and beaches it didn't take much convincing to get him to move to the other side of the world. One of the things we were most looking forward to in Australia was getting our own place to settle down a little (don't worry we will still be doing plenty of travelling) and making it our own! Our decor has been inspired by the many luxury hotels we've stayed at during our travels and the destinations we've visited. Whilst it is important for things to look nice, the most important thing is comfort and today we're going to tell you all about Koala Mattress, the original mattress-in-a-box which is hands down the best mattress we've ever had and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with you!

Koala Mattress-In-a-Box: The Perfect Australian Mattress

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Maldives: More than just a Picture-Perfect Paradise

The Maldives are a truly magical place and are a destination at the very top of most peoples bucket list! Whether you have been lucky enough to visit or it is still on your list to tick off, you will know for a fact that the Maldives have the bluest water and whitest beaches in the world. However, what many don’t know is that the Maldives is rich in history and has many fascinating attributes. Jumeirah, who have their own collection of Maldives luxury resorts are on hand to share some amazing facts about their incredible island nation.

Beautiful Maldives Island and Ocean

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Good2Go Travel Insurance: An Excellent Choice for Australian Travellers

Good2Go Travel Insurance is a CHOICE Recommended product 4 years running and is a top rated product that also comes at a great price! As regular travellers we are recommending Good2Go Travel Insurance as an excellent choice of traveller insurance for our fellow Aussie travellers!

Girl on beach in Australia