Travel

My travel posts are about experiences outside of metropolitan Perth where I live, either within Australia (including regional Western Australia) or outside of Australia.

Most recently posted – international

Most recently posted – Australia

Travel series – international

Cuba, November 2016

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I went to Cuba in November 2016, on a photography group tour. This trip was totally self-funded.

USA September/October, 2014

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Jac and I went to the US in 2014. This trip was totally self-funded.

Myanmar, December 2014

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I was in Myanmar from 4 to 16 December 2014 on a photography tour that included Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pindaya and Inle Lake. This trip was totally self-funded.

USA, July to August 2014

USA solo trip
I travelled alone to the United States from late July to mid-August. This trip covered California, Wyoming and Colorado. The primary reason for the trip was to attend a couple of workshops, one on hot air balloon photography and the other on photographing wild horses and cowboys. I also caught up with an old school friend. Out of all my travels, this has to be one of my favourite trips ever. This trip was totally self-funded.

Singapore, July 2014

Singapore
Jac and I were in Singapore for 8 nights. We paid for this trip ourselves and our Singaporean friend Mandy was our local guide. This series includes a day trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia.

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, May 2013

Hawke's Bay
This trip was hosted (what does this mean?)
I travelled to Hawke’s Bay as a guest of Tourism New Zealand, with all accommodation, meals and activities hosted by businesses in the region. My flights were compliments of Air New Zealand and Mount Cook Airlines.

Auckland and Waiheke Island, New Zealand, April 2013

Auckland
This trip to Auckland and Waiheke Island was planned by Jac and me. We paid for all meals, accommodation and activities; the exception was 1 x return premium economy ticket Perth to Auckland, which I received at an Air New Zealand launch event.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2012

Dubai
This trip was hosted (what does this mean?)
I travelled to Dubai as part of a group famil as a guest of Emirates and the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. My flights were courtesy of Emirates – I flew Perth to Dubai in economy class, and Dubai to Perth in business class.

Cambodia and Vietnam, August 2012

Cambodia and Vietnam
This trip was hosted (what does this mean?)
I travelled to Cambodia and Vietnam as part of a group famil, flying business class on Vietnam Airlines and cruising the Mekong River on the RV Mekong Pandaw as a guest of Vietnam Airlines.

Travel series – Australia

Adelaide, April 2016

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My first time visiting Adelaide/South Australia, staying with my friend Christina. We visited McLaren Vale, the German village of Hahndorf and spent a day walking around the city, which included a visit to the famous Adelaide Central Market.

Denmark (Western Australia), December 2015

We spent Christmas 2015 / New Year 2016 in the Western Australian town of Denmark.

Sydney, September 2015

Sydney panorama

Melbourne, May/June 2015

I spent the WA Day long weekend in Melbourne, catching up with my friend Prez who moved there with her hubby last year. This trip was covered in a single blog post rather than a series. Includes a day trip to Mornington Peninsula.

Margaret River region, May 2014

Margaret River region
This trip was hosted (what does this mean?)
Jac and I visited the Margaret River region in the south west of Western Australia for four days in May as guests of the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association. We drove ourselves down to the region and were responsible for our transfers, but all of our accommodation, meals and activities were hosted by businesses in the region.

Melbourne, December 2013

Melbourne
In December 2013, Jac and I went on holiday – Melbourne (3 nights), then 3 nights in Launceston (Jac, to stay with a friend) and King Island (me, for a photographic safari with a couple of friends), and finally, Hobart, where we spent Christmas (6 nights). The trip was not sponsored in any way.

King Island, Tasmania, December 2013

King Island
This was a photographic safari (4 days, 3 nights) on King Island with King Island Holiday Village and Tours.

  • Day 1 – OKA, The restaurant with no food, tern rookery, Old Admiral Benbow Restaurant
  • Day 2 – Damper, Calcified Forest, landscapes, King Island beef roast and King Island Cheese platter, King Island crayfish
  • Day 3 – Grassy scenes, hay bales, scones, Yellow Rock Beach, The Shannon (shipwreck remains), cows, Penny’s Lagoon, King Island lamb, Cape Wickham lighthouse, King Island Dairy, King Island Bakery, Currie scenes
  • Day 4 – Naracoopa Jetty, crayfish boat, Airport Shop, Rex Airlines

Hobart, Tasmania, December 2013

Hobart

Sydney, August 2013

Avon Valley

Mini series (of sorts)! In June 2013, we went on a weekend getaway to Northam in the Avon Valley, stopping at Bakers Hill on the way.

We returned to the Avon Valley at the end of September.

Sydney, November 2011

I went to Sydney with my sister Juji and her then-fiancé now hubby Jay in November 2011. We planned it as an eating trip and as such, the blog posts below are more focused on food than travel stories per se.

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