My Visit to the Brady Bunch House

One of the odd things about blogging is that you never know what will be popular with visitors. Of course, you have the core base of followers who are interested in the main subject area of the blog (books, travel, adventure), and they do drop by whenever there is something that interests them. On the … Continue reading My Visit to the Brady Bunch House

EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 2

Our recent visit to EPCOT was the first time we had been there in 15 years. It's a big park, so we were prepared for lots of walking, and being so big, it gives the impression that the crowds aren't as large. Make sure that you check your map while you visit, because it's easy … Continue reading EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 2

EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 1

Wow! That EPCOT preview video looks very retro now (and cheesy), but it was cutting edge at the time. I can still remember watching the opening of EPCOT on TV in 1982 and dreaming that I would go there one day. For a young kid on the west coast of Australia, a new theme park in … Continue reading EPCOT | Walt Disney World | Florida | Part 1

Hollywood Studios | Walt Disney World | Florida

As the name suggests, Disney's Hollywood Studios aims to reproduce the magic and glamour of Hollywood, and take it from me, it does a great job. Crammed with amazingly detailed and authentic looking streetscapes that would be at home in any number of movies, it lets visitors step from one great setting to another.We knew this park has … Continue reading Hollywood Studios | Walt Disney World | Florida

Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World | Florida

In my opinion, Magic Kingdom is the big sister of original Disneyland Park in California. It has basically the same layout but it's bigger. This park has that traditional Disney feel and consists of Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. All of which have been favorites to millions of visitors over the years and contain a … Continue reading Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World | Florida

Walt Disney World Resort | Florida

We recently visited WDW and stayed for 9 nights. It was the first visit in 15 years for my wife and I, but a first for our kids.  The driving force behind our vacation was to celebrate our daughter's cancer remission. We've learned since her diagnosis that life is precious and that you need to … Continue reading Walt Disney World Resort | Florida

New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 2)

New York is a destination that most people dream of visiting and it was great to be back there after a 15 year absence. It was especially great to be sharing it with my family and be part of my kids' first visit. I had never been to the Statue of Liberty on my previous visits, … Continue reading New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 2)

New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 1)

Our recent travels to the US started with a loooong flight to our first destination. Anyone who is from Australia would know that living a free and wonderful life down under means that it's a huge trek to get to the northern hemisphere. Long flights are just a part of travelling as an Australian, so there's no … Continue reading New York, New York | What a Wonderful Town (Part 1)

A Salute to New York City

Well, now that this post has gone live it means that I'm currently trying to sleep or eat in the belly of a shiny flying machine. I'm on my way to one of my favourite places in the world, New York City. Getting there is no taxi ride for us. We practically live on the opposite … Continue reading A Salute to New York City

iPhone 5 ♦ Panorama Photos ♦ Gold Coast, Australia.

Like many others around the world I upgraded to the iPhone 5 when it was released late last year. One of the new features that it provided was the ability to take panorama photos. On my recent holiday to Queensland I gave it a bit of a whirl to see what the photos would turn … Continue reading iPhone 5 ♦ Panorama Photos ♦ Gold Coast, Australia.