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Les Baux de Provence

Published on July 10th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Les Baux de Provence. I have romped over these ruins several times, put my head in the replica stocks like every other tourist for a photo, and absorbed the history and wondered how hard and difficult life must have been all those centuries ago... Read More


Barging In France

Published on June 24th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

On board Panache, one of European Waterways’ luxury barges that ply the many waterways of Europe, it’s all about choices. Should I sit in the elegant lounge with its timber floors, leather sofas and floral displays... Read More


Van Gogh in Auvers

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

You have to wonder what Vincent Van Gogh would think if he could look down from where he surely rests in a special section of heaven reserved for artistic virtuosity, to see the extraordinary interest in... Read More

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Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really loved exploring Melbourne’s laneways.  When I lived in Melbourne in the 50s and 60s it was a quiet, staid place and the laneways were hidden, empty, un-used. Their purpose was to provide back entrances... Read More


Travel To New Worlds-Gay Locations

Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Let’s face it, those in the gay community seem to have far more fun than the rest of us, so it makes sense to follow their instincts and holiday where they do. Check out these eight... Read More


Taormina in Sicily

Published on March 12th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Writing about the glamorous resort town of Taormina in Sicily recently, and wishing I was there right now (oh, the charm of the place) reminded me of another unforgettable town that sits high above Taormina. You... Read More

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