Alice Springs Anzac hill

The Best Things to do in Alice Springs

“Alice” as Alice Springs is affectionately called by Australians is almost smack in the middle of Australia.  Its the second largest city in the Northern Territory and a popular gateway for those exploring the Red Centre.  Located 1,500 km from both Adelaide in the south and Darwin in the north, Alice is a bit of a wild west town. When …

Britz 4WD Landcruiser

Road Trip: Driving Melbourne to Uluru

We spent the Easter school holidays driving from Melbourne to Uluru, through the Red Centre, to Alice Springs.  It was an amazing journey into Australia’s Outback and a wonderful chance to see and experience the geographic and cultural diversity of Australia. You can fly direct from Melbourne to Uluru or Alice Springs, but this epic Uluru road trip allows you …

Volanoes Nicaragua

Let’s Plan Your Nicaragua Itinerary

So you have heard about this great country just a short flight from Canada and the US where you can see volcanoes, exotic wildlife, unwind on white or black sand beaches and tour colourful colonial cities?  It’s not Costa Rica, where years of development has led to higher prices.  It’s Nicaragua, a country once thought too unstable politically to travel …

Kerala Backwaters

Kerala Itinerary and Highlights

When planning our month long trip to southern India, I spent weeks researching various route options.  We knew we wanted to stick to mostly the state of Kerala, with possible stops in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  But there just didn’t seem to be a logical order and flow of travel to get to where we wanted to go.  Also, although …


8 Great Ocean Road Highlights

Living in Melbourne, we are lucky enough to have the Great Ocean Road on our doorstep.  One of Australia’s most iconic destinations, this coastal drive is a must for anyone visiting Melbourne. Many tour groups do Great Ocean Road in a very long day trip from Melbourne, but we think you should definitely spend a few nights out on the …