Best Carnivals Around the World

Carnival is the religious festive season which occurs immediately before Lent (the six weeks directly before Easter marked by fasting), traditionally held in areas with a large Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox makeup. Cologne, Germany Beginning 11th November and going through winter, Germans celebrate during Karneval, aka Fasching. In cologne events include…

Backpacking Queensland: Sail the Whitsundays

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! We continue our tour of the Queensland east coast, and make our way to the magnificent Whitsunday region encompassing the towns of Bowen, Proserpine, Cannonvale and…

Lest We Forget: Canberra War Memorials

In honour of Remembrance Day you can pay your respects to the service of Australian soldiers by stopping at the Australian War Memorial and ANZAC Parade in Canberra, ACT. ANZAC Parade ANZAC Parade is dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand service people who have fought and died in war. Their memorials line the length…

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

It has been 25 years since one of the most significant historical events occurred in Berlin; The Fall of the Berlin Wall. Having an abundance of German ancestry myself I fully appreciate the importance that the fall of the Berlin Wall had on the reunification of Germany. Make sure you check out the iPhone and…

Road Travel in Thailand

Leaving Australian road rules behind and never feeling safer. Before I went to Thailand I had heard stories about how insane it is to travel on the roads in Southeast Asia, but I still wasn’t quite ready for the lack of rules followed on the roads. More times than not I saw overloaded scooters, songthaews…

Lest We Forget: Western Australia War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. ANZAC Cottage Claremont Built by the Ugly Men’s Association to house war widows from WWI. Kalgoorlie War Memorial A statue dedicated to locals who served during WWI and WWII. Memorial to…

Lest We Forget: Northern Territory War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Adelaide River War Cemetery The War Cemetery at Adelaide River is the final resting place for the servicemen and women who lost their lives during WWII in northern Australia. This adjoins…

Lest We Forget: Tasmania War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. 200 Years of Reserve Service This plaque at City Park, Launceston, commemorates 200 years of service of the Naval, Army and Air Force reserves to Australia. Soldiers Memorial Avenue Located at…

Lest We Forget: South Australia War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Adelaide National War Memorial  The National War Memorial in Adelaide is dedicated to WWI. Coober Pedy Memorial  The Coober Pedy War Memorial dedicated to all Australian servicemen and women. There was…

Lest We Forget: Victoria War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stop in Melbourne and pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance. Shrine of Remembrance The Shrine of Remembrance was originally dedicated to the Victorians who lost their lives during WWI. 19000 Victorians were killed during this war, and were…

Lest We Forget: NSW War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Coff’s Harbour Simpson and his Donkey Memorial This bronze statue is dedicated to John Simpson Kirkpatrick and the donkey he acquired whilst at Gallipoli to carry injured soldiers from the front…

Get Your Greek On: Townsville’s Greek Festival

Experience a combination of Greek music, food and entertainment at Townsville’s cultural Greek Fest. A FREE community event held annually at Townsville’s Riverway Park. What’s On? Children’s rides Food and drink Main stage entertainment Marketplace (Agora) Enjoy a bunch of children’s rides in the Village Green, stay entertained with cultural dancing and singing on the…