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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


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Ocean Adventures From Our Doorstep

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is almost 50% complete and promises the newest and most technologically advanced ship to ever call Australia home. It will debut down under in December 2016 and bookings are now ... Read More



Cruising in Comfort

Published on November 23rd, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Talk  about making a grand entrance. And why not? When you are the biggest lady in the place, you deserve to be heralded in with fanfare. You are a headturner, a showstopper. Sensational ceremony is your ... Read More



Affection for Port Douglas

Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

As much as we love Noosa and find it irreplaceable, we have a strong affection for Port Douglas, especially in the winter months. Noosa can get cold from June through to September and if you are ... Read More


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Tasmaina – Delve Into Cruel Past

Published on January 13th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Australia’s relatively short history is fascinating, if not unnerving, and if you’d like to get close to our convict past, Tasmania is a must-visit. Hobart reeks of history along its waterfront, particularly the sandstone buildings, which ... Read More


Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Published on January 7th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

There really is no competition when you have the Great Barrier Reef meeting the Daintree Rainforest. Other countries can only covet in friendly envy. Thala Beach Nature Reserve, concealed among the rainforest between Cairns and Port ... Read More

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