How to Travel Journal like a Map-Maker

Why do you treasure your travel journals? For their marvelous memories, of course! Memories of faraway places… exotic locations… & experiences often never to be repeated So, how do you capture your adventures? By words? Pages and pages of descriptive writing? By sketches? Whimsical lines and blobs of colour expressing an essence? By scrapbooking? Collating […]

How Do You Capture Moments That Your Camera Misses?

How to Capture Missed Moments It was the most perfect of days – A sky of pale cerulean blue across the horizon rising through wispy white clouds to a deep azure above. And a turquoise sea, which when looking into the sun shimmered and sparkled as though a canopy of diamonds was laid across its […]

The Ultimate 6 Day Guide to Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Watarrka National Parks

Firstly, don’t put it off. I wasted 20 years dreaming about going to see Uluru. Putting it off by creating over-complicated and convoluted plans until they became so complicated and so convoluted (not to mention expensive) the dream went back into the too hard basket. Because Uluru is so far from any of Australia’s populated coastal […]

Watercolouring her Way Around the World – Interview with Candace

“It’s been 12 years since my last art lesson, but recently I decided to spend less time in front of a [computer] screen when I travel”  When I heard Candace declare this on a video a few years ago my interest was instantly piqued. How many amongst us have also not drawn since primary school? […]

Exploring Kings Canyon from Down Under – The Kings Creek Walk

Looking up at the sheer canyon walls from the shady tree lined creek bed I could make out pimply protuberances sticking out along the top – People… up on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, were leaning out over the edge admiring the view or snapping a photie of the stunning red rugged cliff face, which from my […]

A Stairway to Heaven – leading to the Garden of Eden in Kings Canyon, NT

The Stairway to Kings Canyon, Watarrka – NT My head tilted back and my neck craned to follow the line of rugged rocky ‘steps’ rising steeply and unevenly towards the distant cobalt blue sky – There are approximately 500 “steps” to be surmounted to get to the top of Kings Canyon, (which is 465km/290miles by road SW […]