Wonders of Nature

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road

Most Australians have either driven it, or aspire to drive it. There is something about the Great Ocean Road that strikes a cord deep in the heart of my fellow countrymen. Maybe because it was built by returning soldiers from WWI between 1919 – 1932, to honour their fallen comrades. Thus making it the world’s

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The Blue Mountains are calling us!

The Blue Mountains are calling us!

Anyone who knows us, will readily tell you we are not big city people. So after a few days of vivacious, vibrant Sydney and climbing a certain bridge we are ready to hit the road. The Blue Mountains are calling us, loudly! The Blue Mountains are just over an hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s largest

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Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

As the jet noses through the clouds we are afforded our first sight of Alaska.  The scene is one of pine trees hugging a rugged coastline and calm steel grey water. If I crane my neck I can see through the opposite window the first houses of Ketchikan. Wooden houses, some log cabins, some grand

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The Amazon – Manu National Park

The Amazon – Manu National Park

Everywhere I look it is green and incredibly lush. Vines, orchids and bromeliads line the mossy tree branches. In the early morning light you can see fine water droplets in the air, for we are in the clouds of the cloud forest. The air is so pristine it is almost sweet. You feel as though

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

You hear them before you see them. A low rumble which turns to a growing roar as you make your way along the metal walkway. Then all at once you are upon them. Great plumes of spray shooting high into the air, water-drops acting like prisms creating mini rainbows in the afternoon light. You are

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