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Granite Belt Delivers

Published on February 28th, 2014 | by Ann Rickard

Southeners have the wrong impression of Queensland when it comes to winter. They think we never find relief from humidity and summer insects, and (I admit I am guessing this) they probably see us as wearing... Read More


Holiday on the Seas

Published on December 7th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

As much food as you can eat, entertainment day and night, and a once-only unpacking scenario all go towards making cruising a burgeoning travel industry. On board Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas as she cruised... Read More

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The Galley of Plenty

Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

It is said the average weight gain for most passengers on a cruise is half kilo a day. With food around you from the moment you wake until you flop, full-bellied and food-drowsy, into your bed... Read More


Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

Published on October 15th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

Don’t admit it if you don’t want to, but I’m sure you love a theme park as much as the next person. In the past I’ve screamed my way around every ride at Epcot in Florida,... Read More


Leura – Blue Mountains

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

When you live in what you feel is the prettiest town in the country, it is surprising to find another town that could claim that title. Leura in the Blue Mountains is the most attractive town... Read More


Delight the Senses – visit Kangaroo Island

Published on June 1st, 2013 | by Ann Rickard

Kangaroo Island – a brisk ferry ride or a short plane hop from Adelaide – is a place of nature’s gifts. It is a wildlife sanctuary without fences, an atoll of sea-pounded cliffs and artistic rock... Read More

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