The drive from Sydney to Melbourne: the inland highway, or the longer coast road? Both are great drives, but the coastal road begs a meandering holiday, with empty roads and forgotten beaches.
A look at the framework for freedom camping in New Zealand, and some recent issues caused by its increase in popularity.
A visit to the historic Albany whaling station and reflections on our past and present interactions with whales.
So you are in a country called New Zealand that has wonderful beaches and stunning scenery. But what can you do on NZ's North Island in the winter when it is cold and maybe the sun isn't shining?
Did you know Melbourne has ranked as the world's most liveable city for seven years in a row? Find out the top places to see on your trip to the capital of Australia's state of Victoria.
When planning a trip to Australia, which cities should you visit? Melbourne may be one of the world's most liveable cities, but does that make it a better choice than Sydney, Brisbane or Perth?
Ready for a rock treasure hunt? Phillip Island is a great place to find agate, calcite and zeolite crystals. There's also interesting basalt formations and a shipwreck to look at. Good for club trips.
Want to visit the South Island of New Zealand in the winter? Well there are many places you can visit and many activities to enjoy. Choose from whale watching, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, white water rafting, bungy jumping and many more!
Planning an impromptu getaway this winter? While Australia is famous for its sunny beaches, there are plenty of spectacular options for you to indulge in when the temperature drops.
The 3.5-hour journey through the Cook Strait by ferry is spectacular . . . on a sunny day. But you don't want to be the unlucky traveller who makes the crossing while the weather gods are in a bad mood. I have been on this crossing in both weather types; lucky for me, it was fine this trip.
Tasmania is often forgotten by visitors to Australia, because it's a separate island. It's a pity that more overseas visitors don't see this charming, unspoiled natural paradise full of history.
When planning an Australian trip, most vacationers automatically book their trip to Sydney - but if your time is limited, it might not be the best choice.
While travelling in Tasmania, I visited Port Arthur, a site loaded with history, both old and more recent.
Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to see fascinating Australian animals, so find out more about its kangaroos, koalas,blue penguins, seals and sea lions
Travelling is often expensive, but there are quite a few free things to do in the city, from wandering laneways to visiting free art galleries. Here are four of my favourite free things on offer in Melbourne.