Antarctica (final part) by Betty Fielding

Our adventure continued on like this with 2 to 3 zodiac landings and excursions every day. At every landing we were greeted by a chorus of penguins – adelie, gentoo and chinstraps – you never tire of watching these playful creatures. As it was nesting season we managed to see lots a chicks – so […]

South America – (part 4) by Betty Fielding

Passing very, very close to a snow capped mountain range made our flight into Ushuaia very exciting and took us closer to our Antarctic dream – so glad the pilot knew what he was doing because I have never flown that close to mountains just outside my window! Ushuaia is located on the southern coast […]

South America – (part 3) by Betty Fielding

A catamaran took us across Lake Titicaca to Isla del Sol where we did a lot of step climbing up to see the Shaman for a blessing. Climbing at high altitudes certainly “takes your breath away”. Mind you, the climb was worth it as the vista across the lake to the snow capped Andes was […]

Princess Cruise Tour Alaska By Vicki Macpherson

The US paid 7.2 million for Alaska in 1867, buying it from the Russians. Twice the size of Texas, it is USA’s largest state, but sparsely populated. On our Princess cruise-tour of SW Alaska, many of the people that served, drove, rowed, flew or guided us through this precious place, called it home between Apr […]

South America – (part 2) by Betty Fielding

After experiencing the heat and humidity in the Amazon it was off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where the altitude made things a lot cooler and drier. Here in the Andes there is no shortage of Incan ruins and artefacts. The mountain way of life is fascinating and the people are thoroughly charming. […]

South America – part 1 by Betty Fielding

My dream destination was Antarctica and eventually my husband Garry and I decided to turn that dream into a reality. It made good sense to us to include a tour of South America at the same time as departing from Argentina on our Antarctic adventure. The easy part was preparing our to-do list! We had […]

Marion’s short break to Dubai

Dubai by Marion Hogg I visited Dubai earlier this year for a short break and as I had never been there before I was looking forward to experiencing the city and seeing how it compared to what I had read and heard about it. We spent a fun filled day at the Aquaventure Waterpark at […]

Marie and Pam’s Trip to England on P&O’s Arcadia Cruise

I always wished to go to England by ship, so this year the opportunity arose. My friend Pam and I, both widowed, left Sydney on the 28th of February, for the most fantastic time of our lives. 48 days of fun and food, on the Arcadia. We travelled from Sydney via New Zealand, cruising the […]

My Long Weekend in Tasmania by Martyn Chapman

Thanks to spending some time learning about Tasmania I was rewarded for my efforts by being one of a few travel agents chosen by the Tassie Tourist Office to be the recipient of a trip to the beautiful island. My thanks go out to them for providing me with a rewarding long weekend. Having flown […]

Coach Tour of South Island of New Zealand by Marion Hogg

I had the pleasure experiencing 6 days of a 9-Day TranzAlpine Coach tour with Kirra Tours, of the South Island of New Zealand earlier in April this year. The tour departed Christchurch and I reluctantly left it in Queenstown. I flew over with Air New Zealand and had the “works” package which means I had […]