I’m on the Radio!

When I first started blogging, all I wanted to do was travel, then sit on a beach under an umbrella or in the bush under a shady tree, and write and write and write to entertain anyone who was generous enough to take the time to read my ramblings. Gradually I started including lifestyle … [Read More...]

Why a Walk in Nature is Good for You

Walk in Nature When we first arrived in Western Australia the State seemed so vast and the scenery so unknown to us that when a friend in Bunbury mentioned she'd been to see the tulips at Araluen Botanical Park near Perth, I thought how odd. In my ignorance, I associated mass plantings of … [Read More...]

What Life Skills can you gain from a Problogger Blogging Conference?

I missed the Problogger Conference in 2015. Not only did this blot my near copy book perfect attendance but it also gave me the biggest dose of FOMO I think I've ever experienced. (FOMO - The Fear of Missing Out). Nor was I able to purchase a "Virtual Ticket" which this year you can Here  if you'd … [Read More...]

Why Go On A Princess Cruises World Cruise?

As Sea Princess nosed her way into Sydney at dawn on 28th August 2016 I began to reflect on lots of things in a quasi philosophical way. As we get older it's all too easy to wrap ourselves in an invisible veil of diminished expectation, and comfortable boundaries tempered by the safety of … [Read More...]

104 Days, 25 Countries, 35 Destinations! Incredible World Cruise!

For all the individual stories about the amazing destinations we visited, plus tips and useful hints for cruising - please click HERE for the full Resource Page, where you'll find everything that I've written on cruising. I was a guest of Princess Cruises but all opinions are my own. … [Read More...]

What’s Your Favourite Cocktail?

One of the lovely things about being on a cruise is that after a hot day sightseeing you can come back on board, kick off your shoes, put on your sarong and enjoy a long cool cocktail as the ship leaves yet another beautiful destination. There’s no driving to worry about, no taxis to pay, no … [Read More...]

Skincare Tips for Ladies over 50 and More from the Lotus Spa

Skincare tips for Ladies over 50. My first experience of the Lotus Spa on Sea Princess was one of complete relaxation - I had a deep tissue massage which lasted 50 minutes. Usually I’m dragging my feet past the spa on the way to the gym for a much more intense workout, so to lie back and relax, … [Read More...]

Paradise Found in French Polynesia

As Sea Princess prepared to cruise out of Valparaiso in Chile we looked from our Stateroom Balcony over the city and just as we were waxing lyrical about the city, our neighbour popped his head around the balcony and said, “Fancy a beer?” and so we joined Kerry and Di for a sundowner next door as … [Read More...]

Fit, Fab and 50 Challenge Review

Sponsored Post.  What a week it’s been, not only have we visited Peru and Santiago on the cruise, but I’ve been paying attention to my bones - and I think (and hope) that many of you reading this will have also been involved too. Involved in what, I can hear some of you asking? The Healthy … [Read More...]

25 Tips to Keep Fit, Relax, and Come Back New

A Princess Cruises World Cruise offers a host of ways for you to keep fit, relax and help you to 'Come Back New'. At first I didn't believe how many things there would be to do on Sea Princess, thinking my days at sea might be spent around the pool with a good book, but now, almost near the end … [Read More...]

Style Tips and Confessions of a Personal Shopper

I met Jackie on the first leg of the Princess Round the World Cruise. Actually we were bobbing in the warm waters of the Arabian Sea when we first said “Hi” . We were on a Desert Safari and Wadi Tour in Oman. Jackie hails form Kent, in England. She’s married to Richard (they’ve just … [Read More...]

Dedicated Writers Reap Rewards

New to Bunbury in 2010 I was keen to connect with other writers, and one day in a cafe close to where we were living at the time I met Ingrid who introduced me to Glennys and we decided to start-up a writer’s group. The group grew quickly to include 12 of us, and back in 2010 we began talking … [Read More...]

How to take better holiday videos

We've been so lucky to meet many talented people on the Sea Princess World Cruise, and two of them include the ship's videographers Sophie and Waide, two film makers who are loving travelling the world and capturing the unique stories of each country we visit. They're always out and about … [Read More...]

World Cruise Highlights

What an amazing world cruise! Sea Princess has been sailing a 104-night global circumnavigation from Australia taking in 37 destinations in 25 countries over a distance of 28,709 nautical miles (the equivalent of 53,169 kilometres). The highlights have been too many to mention with visits to … [Read More...]

Loved our time in Paracas and Lima, Peru.

  Sea Princess made two ports of call in Peru, a country that encompasses the arid Pacific west coast to the towering peaks of The Andes and Amazonian rainforest, and both of these places had us wishing we could stay longer and explore more. Lima, Peru The port of Callao was our … [Read More...]

How Panama Hats are made and more in Manta, Ecuador.

On April 16 2016, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred around 190 km north of the town of Manta,  The very large thrust earthquake was the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since the 1949 Ambato earthquake and at least 661 people were killed and 27,732 people injured. Manta was … [Read More...]

The Panama Canal with Sea Princess

Wow! What an exciting day! Cruising through the Panama Canal was absolutely mind-blowing, and throughout the day we learnt about the history and the engineering, as well as being treated to some wonderful and varied scenery. The Panama Canal The Isthmus of Panama is a slim land bridge separating … [Read More...]

Colourful Cartagena, Colombia

We waved farewell to Bermuda and sailed away between the navigational markers that mark the safe passage between the reefs surrounding the island. I watched the island recede and marvelled at the crystal clear sea which appeared in so many shades of blue from the inky navy of the deeper passages … [Read More...]

Runway Fashion At Sea

The Runways at Sea staged on Sea Princess are always great fun, and a great way for guests to gain some new fashion ideas and inspiration. Passengers are invited to be models and a grand event is held in the Atrium at the heart of the ship. It's always well attended and people line the stairs and … [Read More...]

Beautiful Bermuda you stole my heart.

There are some places that capture your heart on first sight. And for me, Bermuda was one of those places. Unlike the great cities of Europe with their history and grand architecture, or the glittering extravagant palaces I’d expected of St Petersburg, I hadn’t known what to expect of … [Read More...]

Dining Onboard Sea Princess World Cruise

Food Glorious Food! We'd heard from friends that the food experience on cruises was something very special, and when we first encountered Princess Cruises we were left in no doubt that our 104 night round the world adventure was going to be filled with the most wonderful dining experiences. So … [Read More...]

New York, Hints, Tips and First Impressions

Sea Princess approached Manhattan Island as the sun began to rise. People were up early and on deck hugging cups of tea and snapping photos. There was a feeling of intense excitement in the air, and people were chattering about what they were planning to do and see over the next two days. The … [Read More...]