Iceland Golden Circle – Top 3 Things you have to see – Self-Drive with Drone

The Golden Circle is the must-do, gotta-see, one-day, snap-it and go tour of Iceland that buys you moody shots of the seat of this ancient democracy, its roaring falls and a heart-stoppingly unexpected gasp of the geyser, Geysir! (Really, it’s Strokkur, but that’s another story…) No judgment. Got a day? Do it. You can book … Read more

Experiences: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Be still, my beating heart!  As I sit here writing (having just arrived back in Ireland), my mind turns to the beautiful Kakadu National Park as a cyclone sweeps in to the Northern Territory.  I was so lucky to visit there on a sunny, still day at the heart of what is usually the wet … Read more

Days Out: Flying Doctors, Alice Springs

Were you a fan of 1980s Australian medical drama-rama, The Flying Doctors? To be honest, I wasn’t really, but it was probably where I first learned about Australia’s flying doctor service and – as one of the things to do in Alice – wanted to see the visitor’s centre, which – refreshingly – makes no … Read more

Experiences: Uluru Desert Awakenings Part 1 (Ayers Rock)

The ‘Desert Awakenings’ Tour is another Voyages special (Uluru-based, Aboriginal owned and partially operated).  The premise is that you are collected at 5am – I typed that correctly (!) – and shipped out into the desert to watch the sun rise over Uluru, while being served a range of breakfast foods and beverages to while … Read more

Days Out: Perth Evening Walkabout

Walkabouts take on a different, more subtle, hue in the evenings.  I like any walkabout that ends in a snack, a delicious drink, or lunch!  So yes, you’ll find me doing lunchtime and evening walkabouts! Near St George’s Cathedral is an installation of public art, our dear cousins-in-law, the kangaroos! This bloke looks pretty narky. … Read more