Western Australia – Ssh, it’s a Secret!

There is something truly extraordinary about Western Australia. A place I could quite easily call home, Western Australia is filled with friendly locals, breathtaking landscapes, beautiful cities, and rugged coastlines, and while I am keen to share my enthusiasm about this destination with other travellers, I love it so much, that I really don’t want…

Awesome Australia – A Holiday Destination of Outback Adventures

If you haven’t returned to work already, chances are you will be heading back to the daily grind tomorrow, and after the fun and festivities of Christmas and New Year, you may be feeling those January blues that seem to appear the moment the Christmas tree comes down. January can be a long cold month…

5 Perfect Places to Picnic in 2012

There is nothing quite like enjoying a picnic with a loved one on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Alfresco dining in beautiful surroundings not only makes everything taste that much better, but it is a way to escape the routine of everyday life, turn off the TV, and get out there in the fresh air for…

10 Beaches to Swim, Sunbathe, and Sink a Margarita this Summer

This ever-changing April weather makes me think of one thing, and one thing only, and that is going somewhere warmer and sunnier this summer!  Rain has become part of everyday life and while I can appreciate its good for the plants and the countryside, it’s not ideal for those of us who are itching to…

Our Australian Adventure – Snakes, Spiders, Sharks and Stinger Suits!

You gotta love Australia!  It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it has so much to see and do that you could quite possibly spend the rest of your life uncovering this magnificent country/continent that combines white beaches with red deserts, big cities with endless bush lands, humongous rainforests with barren canyons, and just about every creepy…

1st April 2012 – It’s Spring, It’s Sunday and It’s Sunny!

The first day of April is finally upon us, and it is a gloriously sunny day here in the Austrian Alps.  The fields are covered in a sprinkling of wild and colourful flowers, the birds are singing, and we are just about to head off to the local Spring festival to try Austria’s newest wines,…

10 Places to Visit this Spring

With just a couple of weeks to go until the biggest chocolate fest of the year, many of us will be spending this weekend searching for that last-minute Easter/ spring holiday. Whether you fancy somewhere hot and sunny, or cold and ski worthy, there are numerous destinations coming to life at this time of year,…

Bespoke Travel – Is This The End of Package Holidays?

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I can hardly believe that after a long, cold winter in Austria – spring has finally sprung! One of my favourite times of year, spring is when we throw out the old, bring in the new, and start planning our summer holidays to those exotic destinations…

Britons – Spending more on Holidays in 2012

According to a new poll from Visa Europe, Britons are planning to increase their holiday spending in 2012, with each of us spending an average of £3,890 on overseas breaks. Great news for the travel industry and even better news for those of us who enjoy taking holidays, this encouraging survey indicates that the amount…

Australia – Heading Down Under

For us Europeans, Australia is just about as far as we can go until we start coming back again, and as such, it remains a dream destination for many. A vast expanse of land surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the left and the Pacific Ocean to the right, Australia is big, beautiful and bountiful,…

May – the Perfect time to Travel

If you are one of many thinking about jetting off on holiday this May, then it seems you are in good company!  One of the best months of the year to take a long-haul trip abroad, May offers great weather both above and below the equator, and if you feel like heading somewhere south, you…