Thursday, 30 August 2012

What's On Your Travel Bucket-List?

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  Henry Miller

How often do you day-dream about distant lands, cultures and magical unknown landscapes?

Every week I have this little ritual. I visit my local coffee shop and I take a travel magazine with me. I gaze at the photos, transport myself to another land and leave the cafe beaming from ear-to-ear.

It feels a good time to share my bucket-list. I am limiting it to my top 10 destinations otherwise this would make a blog worthy of a book.

I would love to hear your bucket-list, always ready to be inspired by your day-dreams and plans.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Travelling With Children - Beyond The Package Holiday

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Being a solo traveller with no children I was wondering how it must feel to have children and also have the yearning for adventure.

What if you travelled a lot prior to having children and now feel you are unable? Or you want to experience adventure but feel unable since having children? I realised it needn't stop. The world of travelling opportunities is growing at a phenomenal rate, so much so there are hundreds of options out there for help and support when travelling with children. And, you needn't be limited to resort holidays in the Mediterranean either.

So I am going to give you a brief round up of how you can travel with children, and give you a resource guide of companies that can support you in enjoying adventures as a family and single parent.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Capture the Colour

This blog post is my entry for a competition called Capture the Colour  

It is competition to win £2000 to go travelling, or, for each individual colour category, an opportunity to win an iPAD.

As I am someone who wants to travel more, for this contest I am using photos from the UK. I would love to share photos from a recent global adventure but that is not possible right now.

So I traverse my local world looking for images that best represent Gloucester and places in the United Kingdom. After all if I cannot find the vision and beauty in my home country how can I enjoy with gratitude, the colours of this world.

All photos are taken with a basic Nikon Coolpix digital camera. So my photos are raw and without the technology of an SLR. 

This was a real challenge to explore the colours in the UK. I had so many photos of blue skies, poppies, red flags and yellow sunflowers so I hope I have represented the colours in a unique way. I understand that the competition will be great yet I am willing to use this contest as an exercise in being creative with the tools I have.

Check out the competition article here >>> Travel Supermarket - Capture The Colour


Copyright Kelly Martin 2012: All Rights Reserved 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Top 10 Things To See And Do In Australia

So Australia is a huge country, vast wilderness areas with huge cosmopolitan cities, rainforest, ocean wonderlands and red earth. How can anyone possibly organise a trip to Australia for a short holiday of 3 weeks or less?

Well, firstly consider your priorities. Are you a City lover after cuisine, fine dining and beach visits? Or are you a nature lover with a passion for hiking and camping outdoors? Or like many, are you after a more rounded trip with a bit of everything included?

To do this in Australia can take a lot of travelling. By coach it can often take 24-36 hours between major cities and towns so many people opt for internal flights. And the top, the bottom, centre and the east and west coasts can be very different in terms of environment and beauty when travelling.

My top 10 is probably going to be a little different from a normal top 10 of Australia. I am going to give you a top 10 for different sections of the Australian map.

TOP 10

The South - South East Coast 

(Including Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney)

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