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An Update from the Sea

When I blogged here more frequently I’d occasionally post an Update from the Road, a pretty poor excuse for not posting that would make apologies and feeble excuses, like, well, you know, we’re …

The Romance of Venice

Venice must be the world’s most romantic city. It’s the first place that always comes to mind when I’m asked to recommend destinations for couples keen on rekindling a romance or looking for …

Contemplating Cruise Ship Travel

For the first time in my life I’m considering cruise ship travel. The other day I was wondering if I’m too old for hostels, now I’m thinking: am I too young for cruises? …

Find Cheap Hotels With Trivago

While researching hotel prices for a story on Sydney, I discovered trivago, supposedly the world's largest hotel comparison site. My first thought was: why had I not been using the site before. I …

Are You Ever Too Old For…Youth Hostels?

Australia has become a very expensive destination for foreign travellers who aren’t earning the high incomes that Aussies are currently earning. Hotels, flights, public transport, restaurant meals, and entry fees are all considerably …

How Much Time Is Enough Time In A Place?

One of the most infuriating things for a travel writer is being told, “You haven’t stayed long enough” or “you can’t see everything/anything here in a month – you can’t even see it …

Welcome to the New Cool Travel Guide

The re-launch of Cool Travel Guide has been a long time coming. And while this is a soft launch of sorts, we still have a few tweaks to make, loads of archival posts …

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