Mount Wellington, Tasmania Australia for a stunning view of Hobart

Mount Wellington provides a great aerial over Hobart

Mount Wellington provides a great aerial over Hobart

It is a Monday morning and Alex and I wake up remembering we don’t have to go to work today.

Alex and I are in the city of Hobart, which is located in the south east region of Australia’s most southern state of Tasmania, Australia.

Yesterday Alex and I visited historic Port Arthur, Richmond and Wrest Point Casino.

The plan for today is to take a stroll around Hobart (which is literally possible) before we head up to Mount Wellington to enjoy its stunning views over Hobart from its summit.

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Caravan Park Accommodation – why not give it a try

Caravan park accommodation - you won't find a better view

Caravan park accommodation – you won’t find a better view

Here’s a thought…next time you are looking for good value accommodation, why not consider the humble caravan park accommodation.

With views like these from you own private balcony of your deluxe cabin for the cost of $190 per night…why wouldn’t you !

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USA Series: Venice, Los Angeles, California

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIt is Tuesday morning as we wake in Venice, Los Angeles.  Today is our last day of our 5 week visit to the United States. Cities we have visited along the way are Manhattan in New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. It has been an amazing trip but our thoughts now start to turn to home. Continue reading

USA series: Beverley Hills and Hollywood, California

A star on Hollywood Boulevard

A star on Hollywood Boulevard

Yesterday I took Alex around Venice, California on his own personal Doors tour.  The Doors I am talking about are “The Doors”, as in the band… u know… The Doors… “common baby light my fire”.

Today is another sunny day and Alex and I are off to explore the more well known Los Angeles areas including Hollywood (Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame) and Beverley Hills (Rodeo Drive…baby).

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USA series: Citadel Outlet Shopping, Los Angeles

Downtown LA ..so close but so far away

Downtown LA ..so close but so far away

Today’s forecast is mid 20’s and Alex and I are set to do some retail therapy at the Citadel Outlet.

Alex and I are near the end of our USA holiday, finishing our trip with a 4 night stay in Venice Beach in sunny California.

Sure enough, we wake to a sparkling blue sky as we look from our window on the 4th floor of the Cadillac Hotel.

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USA series: Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles

Supporting pillars of Santa Monica Pier

Supporting pillars of Santa Monica Pier

Yesterday Alex and I finished our time in San Francisco, having visited many of its famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Today is a new day with a new city to explore. Alex and I are off to see the sights and the lights of Los Angeles (aka LA). To get to LA we are booked on an 8:00am flight with Virgin America. Continue reading