A Travelling Tale… or, How I Finally Got to Whistler

It should have been a simple trip – I was going to spend a week in Nelson, taking a return flight to Castlegar (mid way between Calgary and Vancouver); then return to Vancouver where the Whistler Shuttle (who guarantee that from Vancouver Airport you’ll be on your way within the hour of landing), would not only take me […]

12 Travel Highlights from 7 Countries

If you’d asked me this time last year “What are your travel plans for next year?” I’d simply have replied – “Scotland… I’m going to visit my Mum who lives in Scotland” That’s it. full-stop But the magic of travel highlights is their serendipity – Travel Highlights By way of example, I’d never have imagined a […]

Postcard from… the Amphitheatre in Nimes, France

Postcards from far flung places are fun – So here’s a digital postcard from the south of France. Nimes’ version of the Colosseum – Les Arènes or amphitheatre.  Les Arènes is purportedly the best preserved Roman Amphitheatre in the world – And is amongst the 20 largest of the 230 remains of amphitheatres found scattered across what was the Roman Empire.  […]

D is for Doodling – Happy Hints for Jotting your Journey

Last Saturday I tweeted a link to a previous post asking: “Do you write, draw or collect in your travel journal?” Ian, of @EagerExistance   replied: “write and collect.  what would i draw?”  So I answered: “Not so much ‘drawing’ as doing impressionistic doodles that’ll jog your memory better than words”   Having recently spent a […]

Snowdrops to Bluebells

When I arrived in Scotland mid March the Snowdrops were in full bloom in both cultivated gardens and wild woodland glades ~ I was due to return to Australia 6 weeks later so the chances of seeing the first of the bluebells would possibly have been a little  optimistic ~ But then Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic […]

Solway Firth Coastal Walk

Due to the Icelandic volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull my stay in Scotland was extended 🙂 Making the most of the extra time, my sister and I did a coastal walk along the Solway Firth south of Dalbeatie between Sandyhills to Rockcliffe ~ There is something gorgeous about walking a trail that winds along a stone walled cliff’s edge […]