Category: Destinations

On top of the world

In the 24 hours to 3pm on July 16, I learnt a lot.1. No matter how comfy a car may be for a nap while on the road, it is not a comfortable place to spent the night.2. If a…

In Pictures: View from the water

Cruising the Canal du Garonne and River Baïse in southwest France revealed a side to France I hadn’t expected. I’d seen photos, paintings and movie scenes of the Eiffel Tower, the Parisian cafes and the paddocks of sunflowers. But the ivy…

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The picture perfect French Countryside

When I was working as a journalist in Tasmania, I attended the opening of a new art gallery. The owners spent a lot of their time in France, a lifestyle reflected in the pieces on the walls. The works of…

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Canal Cruising: Exploring France from the water

As a young twenty-something travelling through Europe I’m supposed to be sleeping in airports, slobbering on the window of an overnight bus between cities and roaming the streets with my overloaded backpack for hours because I figured I’d find a…

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A day out at le Tour: Stage 2

When you watch the Tour de France live, you’re in the thick of the action. Cheering, watching the riders whizz by, waving at the helicopters circling above. However, you have absolutely no idea what’s going on. After manning our little…

The Moulin Rouge in all its topless glory

Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. If anyone is still giggling at the mention of boobs, you best move on. Because if you, and by you I mean men, thought that you could never get too many boobs, I assure you – you…

Paris: That ahhhhh feeling

I’m going to own up to something here that may or may not affect my credibility with some of you. I love Sex and the City. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Except for this: You know…