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Staircase to the Moon Broome

Staircase to the Moon, Broome Staircase to Moon is a natural phenomenon best witnessed in Roebuck Bay, Broome. The experience usually occurs over 3 nights on a full...

Things to see & do around Cairns

Things to see & do around Cairns Here are some suggested itineraries along with my favourite places that I take guests whenever they visit my local area. ...

A guide to Western Australia's idyllic South West

A guide to Western Australia's idyllic South West As the largest state in Australia, and the second largest in the world, it comes as no surprise that Western...

The Future Flight Experience

The future flight experience As we progress towards reopening our borders and look forward to the possibility to travel once more, here are some changes that may...

Where is the Cruise Industry's voice

Where is the Cruise Industry's voice? Opinion piece by Philip Clapé, owner/operator of Holidays Beckon I...

Best destinations for solo female travellers

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travellers According to an article that appeared in the NZ Herald, these are the best destinations for solo female travellers:Prague,...

How to see the worlds Penguin Species

How to see the world’s Penguin Species There are 17 penguin species on the planet, all of which are confined to the Southern Hemisphere (with the possible exception of...

Iceland | Golden Circle Tour

Iceland | Golden Circle Tour The second tour that was recommended to us by What's on Iceland was the Classic Golden Circle Tour run by East West tours. ...

Iceland | Northern Lights

Iceland | Northern Lights Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) as defined by Oxford University Press (OUP) and found in the online dictionary by Lexico.com is: "A...

Rock the Boat Music Festival

Rock the Boat Music Festival Friends have recently returned from Rock the Boat 2019, “Australia’s biggest music festival at sea”. The music cruise event is held...

Canadian Castles & Alaska Cruise

Canadian Castles & Alaska Cruise In May 2017 we embarked on a fantastic tour of Canada & Alaska for my brother's 60th birthday celebrations. We had an awesome...

A brief tour of China

A brief tour of ChinaTour Itinerary Suzhou | Nanjing | Shanghai Recently I was lucky enough to join a group of travel professionals on an intensive 5 day tour of China,...

Villa Holidays in Europe

Villa Holidays in EuropeWhy try villa holidays? I have had a number of villa holidays over the years with friends from the UK & Australia. They have been in various...

Croatia - Dubrovnik Split & Montenegro

Croatia - Dubrovnik, Split & MontenegroCroatia No trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Croatia and the beautiful Dubrovnik. Croatia shares borders with...

Cruising on Carnival Spirit

Carnival Spirit to New Caledonia This article provides information about the Carnival Spirit and our overall cruise experience from Sydney to New Caledonia. I hope you...

8 unique places to see in Paris

8 unique places to see in Paris Here are a list of 8 unusual and unique places to see while visiting Paris: 1. The Catacombes – these underground tunnels house the...

Lost or stolen passports

Lost or Stolen Passport What do you do if you have a lost or stolen passport, besides panic??? One of the first things you need to do is have another look through all of...

Missed flight

Missed flight Missed flight – ouch! You slept in! Traffic congestion was a nightmare! You’re stressed & anxious!! In these days of cheap air fares not many airlines...

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters Whilst none of us wish to experience the disruptions, stress & uncertainty that accompany natural disasters, they can occur at any time, any...

Cancellations and delays

Cancellations and Delays Cancellations and delays are often unavoidable, inconvenient and downright frustrating! It could be due to any number of reasons including...

Lost Baggage

Lost Baggage Sometimes lost baggage can’t be avoided, although the likelihood of it happening is much less than it was years ago due to new technologies! However, bag...

What to pack in your carry on bag

What to pack in your carry on bag Looking for a list of items to pack in your carry on bag? Look no further! These are items you should routinely include: ...

15 cruise tips for your holiday

Cruise Tips for your holiday This list includes many tips to ensure you have a relaxing, enjoyable cruise. Keep the list handy at the beginning of your trip. 1. If there...

15 packing tips for your holiday

15 packing tips for your holiday This packing list includes items you should never leave behind when packing for your holiday. Keep the list handy while packing your bag.

When to see wildlife in Canada

When to see wildlife in Canada Did you say you'd like to see some wildlife while you're visiting Canada? Perhaps some bears, moose or even whales? Well let me tell you,...

Banff & the Rocky Mountaineer

Banff & the Rocky MountaineerFirst Passage to the West In May 2017 we were lucky enough to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer "First Passage to the West" tour....

The beauty of Niagara Falls

The beauty of Niagara Falls Niagara Falls is located on the border between the U.S. and Canada and form part of the Niagara River that drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

Alaska Shore Excursions

Alaska Shore Excursions Having recently returned from a wonderful holiday to Canada & Alaska, I thought I'd tell you about the three shore excursions we did...

New York New York

Our time in New York was extremely brief. Our itinerary only allowed for 3 days to fit it all in. We had originally booked 3 nights at The Hotel at Times Square,...

Phuket - Pullman Arcadia

Our next trip to Phuket saw us travelling with 4 long term friends for a week of relaxation & fun. We had booked a "Luxury Escapes" package at the Pullman...

20 places on my bucket list

20 places on my bucket list I originally titled this post “The top 20 places …” but I decided to change it as there are heaps of other places I want to see too, and how...

Hawaii from a friends perspective

Hawaii from a friends perspective A friend recently shared his knowledge of Hawaii with me. I thought I'd share it with you! Note that some of the...

Self Drive Holiday in New Zealand

A lifetime ago I did a fly-drive holiday of New Zealand. I still recall most of the trip, although it is time to experience it all again! I have included a...

Phuket - Le Meridien Resort

Last year we were lucky enough to spend a week at Le Meridien resort in Phuket. The resort is about an hour or so by car from Phuket international airport. On a...

Self Drive Holiday in Tasmania

Self Drive Holiday in Tasmania Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located on the south-eastern side of Australia, below the coast of Victoria. It has a...

Self Drive Holiday In Spain

Self Drive Holidays In SpainGetting around Spain The best way to get around Spain is to hire a car & drive yourself! This provides the freedom to linger in...

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