Camels are an intriguing animal and not temperamental as I discovered during my camel ride at Uluru last year. They are actually gentle and friendly. My camel, name Wally, was a great example of a placid camel. He was happy to follow along on our mini sunset camel train. Continue reading
Photo of the Month
Everyone kept telling me that leprechauns did not exist, but for a long time I had been curious about the little green man. So last year I was on a mission to find and meet a leprechaun on my trip to the emerald isle. After a week of travelling around Ireland, I was successful in locating a leprechaun on the streets of Dublin. Continue reading
A trip to Kangaroo Island is not complete without a visit to the south-western most point of the island. Here you will find an impressive natural rock formation called Admiral’s Arch. Continue reading
This month’s photo was taken a few years ago on my holiday in Hawaii. While walking along Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii I stopped to watch this beautiful sea turtle take up prime position on the pebbly surface for a rest. Continue reading
The quirky and unusual always make for interesting travel tales. This photo was taken during a rest stop on a tour across Canada. It was across the road from a McDonald’s of all places. I loved how creative the gardeners were, not to mention patient – as they shaped bushes into statues of people. And yes, that is an actual jacket the bush is wearing. Continue reading
A trip to France is not complete without sampling their world-famous, meringue cookie. The French Macaron, also less commonly known as Gerber is a delicious dainty dessert like cookie with a long history. Continue reading
It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris. Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district. The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture. It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.
Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination. Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited. This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.
There is something about a dark, stormy sky that piques one’s curiosity. It has an almost haunting, eerie feel to it. That if we let the darkness win it may overcome us. This photo was taken on a summer day late last year where the day had started out perfect. Continue reading
I loved the message on this staircase as soon as I saw it. A perfect photo opportunity as I turned the corner on a narrow, winding cobble stoned street of Chora, Mykonos . It is a subtle, yet inspiring message that rings true. Success comes in many forms and holds different meaning to each individual, whether it be personal, career or family. There is no easy path to achieve your goals. A lot of hard work, perseverance and a belief in your own abilities are critical to achieving your goals.
Mykonos, also known as the island of wind, and last summer was no exception. It was my first trip to Greece and I was imagining perfect weather, golden beaches and warm waters. Well two out of the three were not bad. Mother Nature had decided that she would send strong winds as well. However, it does make for a great photo this month as the waves crash up against the sea wall of Little Venice providing a new perspective to the famous windmills of Mykonos. Watch you step!