Travel, they say, broadens the mind, and that’s undoubtedly true. It has a number of other health benefits as well, so if you’re contemplating going on a journey, or you have to persuade the other half, here’s a few good reasons to give it a go.

If you’re not sure where to go, or what the experience may be like, you might enjoy my personal travel journey, where I record our experiences – with pictures.

Each of these links will get you to a page of links to posts for that trip. Then you can follow the links at the bottom of each post (although that doesn’t always work), or go back to the trip’s base page to find another link that takes your fancy. Enjoy.

2023 EuropeWe’re dreaming of a white Christmas
2023 Road TripWe go south to Victoria
2022 New ZealandWe visit both islands in a luxury coach
2022 A tale of two riversWe travel along two French rivers
2020 A birthday BashWe drive up the coast from Hervey Bay to Cairns for my 70th birthday
2019 Vietnam and Cambodia The highlights of both countries
2019 NZ South Island The highlights of NZ South Island
2018 Norfolk Island A return visit to Norfolk
2018 Europe Wine, food, and public officers
2018 Bali Too much traffic and a few animals
2018 Christchurch NZ Earthquakes and natural wonder
2017 Norfolk Island A look at the island and its history
2017 Perth – the City by the swan A look at the city and how it has changed since I grew up there
2017 The Outback by train A visit to the outback with a few train rides
2017 Europe – a series of unfortunate events Rivers, towns and the Holocaust
2017 Off to FNQ Far North Queensland – waterfalls, crocs, birds – and a cyclone
2017 Hong Kong and Macao We visit Hong Kong and Macao
2016 Australian Walkabout In which we zip around the continent in a month, going clockwise
2016 A visit to the Outback We visit outback South Australia and fly over Lake Eyre in flood
2016 Amsterdam to Basel We cruise the Rhine and Moselle from Amsterdam to Basel, then tour Switzerland for 4 days
2015 Bupapest to Amsterdam We cruise the Danube-Main-Rhine from Budapest to Amsterdam in Autumn
2013 Australian Walkabout In which we race around Australia via Mt Isa, Broome, Geraldton, Esperance and on across the Nullabor, home via Broken Hill
2011 Around the world In which we race around the world via Amsterdam, the Baltic Sea, New York, Washington, and San Francisco