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Welcome to my travel and photography blog. My name is Julie and I live in Australia. This blog is all about travel and photography. For the Nomad and the Nester. For those who like to travel but also those who like to come home. I believe you don't have to give up your life to travel the world. You can hold down a job, have a home and be close to family and friends and still explore this incredible planet earth. So join me as I discover this exhilarating world of ours with a camera, a curious mind and an explorer's heart. Please share, comment and don't be afraid to drop me a line. Safe travels….Julie

Latest Posts

New Caledonia: Island Daze

New Caledonia: Island Daze

Jul 23, 2017 | 5 Comments

island hopping in new caledonia What does your mind conjure when you imagine a South Pacific island?  Warm, tropical breezes…aquamarine seas…beaches of white, silky sand…frangipani and palm trees…coconuts and tropical fruit…coral reefs…seafood…New Caledonia has that and more. In the two weeks we spent in Nouméa learning to speak French with CREIPAC we also took the opportunity […]

Learning French in New Caledonia with CREIPAC

Learning French in New Caledonia with CREIPAC

Jul 15, 2017 | 7 Comments

Who doesn’t love the French language? It is the language of great literature. The language of love. Since a child I have wanted to speak French. I studied it at school. I have taken on-line courses, purchased CDs and french grammar books. I have been entranced with its smooth, mellifluous tones. It is said that immersion is […]

Winter Wonderland – #52PicsProject

Winter Wonderland – #52PicsProject

Jul 12, 2017 | One Comment

Photographing a Winter Wonderland “The magic rarely happens in our comfort zone, but outside it, on the ragged, scary edge,where we have to fight like hell to keep from drowning in the unknown.” David Du Chemin   There’s nothing like trekking through snow covered forests for getting out of your comfort zone. And photographing in […]

Climbing Mt Stillwell, Or How to Have a Good Time in Shitful Weather

Climbing Mt Stillwell, Or How to Have a Good Time in Shitful Weather

Jul 2, 2017 | 4 Comments

The weekend started out well. We woke early to a clear, crisp, sparkling morning and made it out the door by 630am as planned. A six hour drive ahead of us to reach Mt Stillwell in the NSW Snowy Mountains by lunchtime. The track up Mt Stillwell is the ideal trek for anyone wanting an […]

Street Photography: Sydney

Street Photography: Sydney

May 19, 2017 | One Comment

Street Photography in Sydney Sydney – The Harbour City. The Emerald City. Doing street photography in Sydney it would be easy to fall into the trap of capturing the iconic emblems. Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney Opera House. But that would be too easy. A city is more than its buildings. More than its icons. […]

Film Photography – #52PicsProject

Film Photography – #52PicsProject

May 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Rediscovering Film Photography – #52PicsProject A few weeks ago in a spur-of-the-moment purge of crap we have stored around our place I came across my old Minolta X-700 SLR film camera. I hadn’t used this camera for 15 years. Still enclosed in its leather case, the camera seemed in perfect condition. Most intriguing though,  there was a […]

Dubbo Zoo and The Three Baby Cheetahs

Dubbo Zoo and The Three Baby Cheetahs

Apr 30, 2017 | No Comments

Anyone who knows us understands we have a thing for big cats. We spent four weeks in the Indian Himalaya chasing the elusive snow leopard.  We endured days of camping, cold arid conditions and rugged climbs to snatch a glimpse of this enigmatic creature. And it was worth every sacrifice. A little closer to home […]

Murramarang National Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Murramarang National Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Apr 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

Murramarang National Park on the NSW South Coast How do you feel about wild, untamed beaches?  What about jewel-like lakes the colour of turquoise? Or lush green forests of tall eucalypt and ancient burrawangs? Combine that with a lack of crowds, a blissful solitude, and a myriad of wildlife and you may have just found […]

Autumn – #52PicsProject

Autumn – #52PicsProject

Apr 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the […]

Walking Tours Around the World – From Paris to Delhi to Sydney

Walking Tours Around the World – From Paris to Delhi to Sydney

Apr 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Discover Walks Paris about my love for the City of Light. They have a program of walking tours for those wanting to see more than just the main tourist attractions.  It got me to thinking. The best way to see any city is to […]

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