I’ve just returned home to Australia after some 7-8 months abroad in Europe and one of the first things I noticed was just how much I’ve missed the blue skies and beautiful sunrises I took for granted growing up. I snapped the above photo still half asleep and battling jetlag from my family home yesterday and thought I’d share it. With views like this to wake up to, I can’t [...]
The 12 Apostles are an iconic landmark along the Great Ocean Road and are well worth the drive along Victoria’s scenic coastline. I grew up just a short two-three hour drive away and it’s only now that I’ve come to appreciate just how much there is to see and do so close to my home. This lookout point is also just one of the many scattered along the coast and [...]
Knokke Beach is a 15-20 minute train ride from Bruges (Brugge) but I bet 99% of international tourists have never made the trip. I’d never have gone there had my girlfriend not wanted to take me away to the Belgian coastline. It’s not like Belgium is known for its beaches, beer and chocolate however… Knokke is just one of many places along the coast that Belgians go to for their [...]
Healy Pass is perhaps my favourite road from my two-week road trip in Ireland. It’s not for driving it, but for looking back as it snakes it way across the Ring of Beara in West Cork. The lookout spot is the perfect place to stop and enjoy the view if there is a parking spot free. Parking is limited to 5-6 spots at the lookout next to the small shop [...]
The Ladies View lookout is part of the Ring of Kerry and can be found between Killarney and Kenmare on the N71. On a nice day its a great stop off spot to take in the view and just enjoy how damn beautiful Ireland is. I will say however getting to the ladies view lookout is somewhat of an experience with tour buses also using this narrow stretch of road. [...]
Leamaneh Castle is hidden away in a region of county Clare in Ireland known as the Burren. I’d have never even driven past it had I not got a tip from the owner of a local bakery in Ennistymon. Located on the very scenic R476 that winds its way across the Burren its a worthwhile drive even if the castle above doesn’t interest you.