A wandering bird's-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel, and an opportunity for writers, artists and photographers to contribute the historical, the hysterical, the quirky and quixotic... anything with heart.

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Water on stone

You want see rice terrace?  What you do tomorrow?  Tonight?  I take you somewhere?...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Backcountry coup - Alison for the chop

Sometimes you just overhear stuff. I'm in New South Wales, Australia. It's 2pm on a warm Apr...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
An Ubud vignette

All three of us ladies are cool and comfortable in a large air-conditioned car.  We are bein...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Lucky Phil & the good life

This is Lucky Phil.  Phil is 68 years old.  He lives at the Backpackers’ at Granny’s Fa...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Playing with fire at Byron Bay

I sit in a converted caravan near the top end of Byron Bay Market.  A woman is drawing a sty...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Illumination

I’m ten years old.  My parents stuff me into the back seat of their Datsun, and Dad drives u...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
All ashore who are going ashore

At the near end of the pier in Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island is Stan.  Stan is a retiree and ...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
The food boat (Soon we'll be making another run)

Welcome aboard the good ship P&O Pacific Eden, bound for Kangaroo Island, from Melbourne.  W...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Circle feeding and Self

There’s a lot of fussing about and signing of waivers before the boat takes us out of the Honokoh...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Heading south

Destination = King George Island, Chilean Antarctic - This lounge is the first chance I’v...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Travel planning for lunatics

The Excellent Husband and I had a trip booked to Turkey this year with Aromatic Oddesseys.  ...read more

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Helen 1 year ago
Inside the stones

Destination = Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, UK Stonehenge pops up out of the landscape ...read more

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Helen 1 year ago