Monthly Archives: May 2013

The hours of darkness are being transformed by the largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The 5th annual Vivid Sydney festival (24 May – 10 June) is now well underway featuring lighting installations around the Sydney … Continue reading

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The tourism office for the (extremely) remote island of St Helena has launched a blog. The St Helena Wirebird blog hopes to inspire travellers and showcase the diversity of this little-known island’s landscapes and experiences through amazing photography, top tips … Continue reading

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I love technical museums, especially maritime museums so, with some free time to spend exploring Rotterdam before the Travel Bloggers Unite Europe conference started (today), it was no surprise where I ended up yesterday! The Rotterdam Maritime Museum is not … Continue reading

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Travel writers and bloggers forget that they are not the only people to be hosted by tourism organisations and the travel industry. I’m not sure how the numbers compare but there are probably just as many, if not more, ‘commercial’ … Continue reading

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Back around 2008-2010 when the sub-prime mortgage crisis was hitting Americans in a bad way, I noticed a new term cropping up in several U.S. travel publications (mostly the travel/lifestyle pages in local newspapers): the Tankaway. Like Staycation (the word … Continue reading

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