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Bolton Castle in the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales

18/09/2017 | By

A visit to the 14th century Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire is a fascinating look at English history – and is still held by the Bolton family.

North Yorkshire, bolton castle

For the longest time, Australians were taught English history in schools, rather than the much older history of our own country.

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Limestone Coast Fine Dining – Eating Well in South Australia

11/09/2017 | By

Gourmet meals aren’t always associated with country travel in Australia, but South Australia shows how it’s done with Limestone Coast fine dining options.

 Limestone Coast fine dining, Gather house made bread

Tom Tilbury’s house-made bread and butter at Gather

 

Regular country travellers in Australia will know that getting a really good meal can sometimes be a bit of a hit or miss affair.

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A Walk in the New Zealand Woods – Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park

04/09/2017 | By

Lambs’ Ears and The Bloke celebrate not being dead with a fantastic 3-day walking trip in New Zealand with Wilsons Abel Tasman.

NZ views - Wilsons Abel Tasman

It’s been a bit of a milestone birthday year in our house with our youngest turning 21 and The Bloke and I both celebrating ‘significant’ birthdays. The Bloke was first cab off the ranks for major life landmarks, so we celebrated still being alive by heading to New Zealand for a three day walk on a Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park walk. 

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Dog Sledding with Mountain Man Adventures at Sun Peaks

28/08/2017 | By

Tucked into a cosy nest, dog sledding is the most exhilarating way to experience the Canadian winter countryside at Sun Peaks Resort.

Mountain Man Adventures dog sledding

The recent cold, grim weather at home has reminded me that this is not the first winter Iโ€™ve experienced this year and also that the first one, at Sun Peaks Resort in Canada, was hugely enjoyable.

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The Water Rats Hotel, Kings Cross, London

14/08/2017 | By

With a rich musical history, and fabulous breakfasts, the Water Rats pub in London reminds me to not to make the mistake of judging a book by it’s cover.

The Water Rats

Sometimes things really arenโ€™t quite what they seem โ€“ high hopes are often dashed but, less frequently, modest expectations are delightfully exceeded, resulting in surprising experiences.

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The Coonalpyn Silos – A Mural by Guido van Helten

10/07/2017 | By

In a bold move that is reviving a local community, art takes centre stage on the striking Coonalpyn silos.

coonalpyn silos

For drivers heading south-east of Adelaide, along the long, flat road to Melbourne, historically there’s not been a great deal to look at. 

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