A Caravan Adventure Across the Outback

Caravan travel in Australia has rocketed in popularity. Calling themselves Grey Nomads, adventurous retirees from all over the world are setting a rather fun example by caravanning around the Australian heartland. Jan and her husband Peter joined them. Here is their story. When I retired after decades working in education, I wanted to do something…

Elephant Love – Swim with Elephants in Thailand

Elephants are epic. If you want to get up close and personal with elephants without riding them or annoying them, then this is the experience you are looking for, says Nicole Buckler. When I was much younger, I went to Thailand and rode elephants. I immediately regretted it. The elephants appeared to be treated well,…

The Lost City of Petra

Nicole Buckler visits Petra, the world’s most perfect ruin. The most intriguing and stunning site in all of Jordan is the ancient lost city of Petra. It reverberates with the same energy today as it did when it was alive as a caravan city around 300 BC. It still has the power to stagger and…

Venice – An Urban Fantasy

Thinking of a holiday abroad this year? Nicole Buckler recommends getting your gondola on and heading for Venice to enjoy it in all its shabby-chic glory. Because within our lifetime, it could be gone. Shabby-Chic Glory In the Italian novel Invisible Cities, Kublai Khan points out to Marco Polo that for all the beguiling cities…

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