How to avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Jo Castro

You know the feeling. You're waiting in line at the aiport check-in desk and your hold luggage is over the weight allowance. You know it is because just this morning you had to sit on your suitcase … [Read more...]

The Great Barrier Reef – What to expect and 8 Top Tips

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Some say that the Australian winter is the best time for a holiday in Queensland and after a trip to Cairns and Port Douglas last year I can vouch that the weather during July and August can be … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to do in Margaret River and the surrounding region

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We’ve just returned from a weekend of discovery down south that included a stay in a fairytale cottage in the forest, a Shakespeare production  outside by the vines at Voyager Estate, and a very … [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Art Side around Margaret River … and beyond

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As much as I love food, wine and having a good time, sometimes it’s necessary to rein in my philistine and bolster my culture vulture which often skulks in the sidelines. On those occasions there’s … [Read more...]

How to plan and budget for a dream holiday in Europe this winter.

plan and budget for a dream holiday

I love living in South Western Australia, and one of the reasons is because of the seasons, four distinct times of the year with varying colours, temperatures and rainfall. But when the rains begin … [Read more...]

10 Life Skills You Can Learn From Travel – Western Australia to Timbuktu

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Travelling is a great eye opener. I've been travelling the world for most of my life, but now my gypsy heart is happy to live in Western Australia. I hope you enjoy these dreamy and quirky photos of … [Read more...]

10 Tips for taking great flower photos when you’re at home or away.

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Spring in Western Australia. I love it. Everything is fresh and new after the winter rains and the colours are amazing. Yes, it’s wild flower season in WA which means that the forests, coastal … [Read more...]

Culture Shock and How to Cope with it

How to cope with culture shock by jo castro

COPING WITH CULTURE SHOCK It’s never easy settling into a new home and a new country, no matter how much we embellish our feelings with bravado, and no matter how much enthusiasm we have for all … [Read more...]

What to pack for a weekend away.

What to pack for a weekend away

What to Pack for a Weekend Away - An Active Weekend Away. Someone once told me that it should only take about 20 mins to pack for a weekend away. I don't know what type of person they are, but … [Read more...]

What to do in Sydney Australia on a long weekend

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What to do and Where to go in Sydney Australia. First of all, remember, You Can't Do It All. So take a deep breath because there is much to choose from if you're only here for a few days. Here … [Read more...]

Where to go when you’re stuck in a West Australian winter rut

Skiing and snow by Dave Castro

Fancy skiing? Apparently it's snowing in the mountains near Melbourne.   How’s the weather with you? Here the wind is howling, and we are stuck in a West Australian winter rut. I can see the tall … [Read more...]

Travelling Alone. Solo Travel. What you Need to Know.

Bungle Bungles, Kimberley by Jo Castro

Must Know tips for Travelling Solo According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the fastest-growing household type in Australia is ‘lone-person households’ which are anticipated to grow to … [Read more...]