Below Stairs on the Bordello Trail at the Occidental Hotel

Last night we spent the night at the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming. With only two rooms remaining we slept in the infamous bordello rooms at the base of the backstairs which in the 1890s sold for 50 cents a night including the bordello girl. The wooden stairs still show the scuff marks from the […]

World’s rarest whale sighted

There was great excitement aboard Heritage Expeditions’ ship the Spirit of Enderby on Wednesday when an extremely rare North Pacific Right Whale was sighted and photographed off the northwest coast of Paramushir Island in the Sea of Okhotsk, Russian Far East. The North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica) is the rarest whale in the world. […]

“Sin & Tonic” – Cabaret with a Twist

After three decades of serving up their unique brand of ‘Thrillertainment’, Dracula’s Cabaret on the Gold Coast is taking a gamble and throwing the black dice again… and it’s landing straight sixes! Dracula’s is tearing away the family friendly bubble-wrap to reclaim the adult cabaret and dining market on the Gold Coast. The new show […]

Our Trusty RV Shreds a Tire on a winding Wyoming stretch of Highway 14

We had planned to be in the town of Buffalo before 2pm to go horse riding on a local ranch, but how quickly things change. As we crossed a high elevation pass at 9033ft one of our rear tires separated and blew apart with the sound of a hurricane hitting a small mid-western town. To […]

Fishing the Depths of Yellowstone Lake for Large Cutthroat Trout

It was hovering around freezing when we left the dock at Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. The sun was shining but that would soon turn to rain, hail and snow as the morning wore on. In the depths of Yellowstone Lake lay some monster cutthroat trout (upward of 11lb) and lake trout (upward of […]

Our ‘Old Faithful’ RV from El Monte Survives Yellowstone

On the last night in Yellowstone, the temps dropped to 24f or -4 degrees Celsius and our picnic table the next morning had a veneer of hoarfrost coating it, but our faithful RV heater kicked in at around 4am so we survived the coldest night so far out of the four below-freezing campsites we stayed […]

Snow Shoeing Adventure Gets You Fit

Snow Shoeing is an invigorating new walking holiday being offered by Auswalk in springtime, in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. This alpine adventure will appeal to bushwalkers who want a gentler alternative to skiing, and some outdoor excitement at the beginning of Spring. “Snow Shoeing is just like bushwalking, except you walk on top of snow covered ground” […]

Garuda Best Economy Class – Skytrax

Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, was named “The World’s Best Economy Class” at the SkyTrax 2013 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air show yesterday. In addition to being voted “The World’s Best Economy Class”, Garuda was also named “The World’s Best Economy Class Seats” by SkyTrax – a result of Garuda Indonesia’s continuous […]

Bay Of Many Coves’ ukulele spectacular

The distinctive sound of ukuleles will float over Queen Charlotte Sound during the weekend of July 19 to 21. That unique sound will range from concert hall performances to the first strums in a new career. The illustrious Bay Of Many Coves resort in the Marlborough Sounds is celebrating a Ukulele Blues Luxury Weekend with […]

Etihad Airways tops Skytrax First Class awards

Etihad Airways has swept the Skytrax World Airline Awards’ First Class category, receiving all three awards, for the second year in a row. The Abu Dhabi-based airline took home the coveted title of Best First Class for the fourth consecutive year, as well as taking home top honours for Best First Class Seats and Best […]