Planning to dust off your passport?

A must read from Stuart McDonald Back when we started Travelfish, independent travel in Southeast Asia was all about the borders. Where could you cross? Where couldn’t you? This travel intelligence was one of the most valuable—and fastest devaluing—currencies in a travellers’ wallet. Was there still a $2 “handling fee” at Koh Kong? Was … Continue reading Planning to dust off your passport?

Australia: Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest QLD

Plenty of tightly crossed fingers paid off for festival goers when Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest got the green light to go full steam ahead with its three jam packed days of Aussie music. Not an easy gig amid covid snap lockdowns and unpopular border closures, but festival director Jimmy Budgen together with his … Continue reading Australia: Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest QLD

Currumbin Beach QLD Sculpture Festival

Art feeds the soul at stunning Currumbin Beach's very popular Swell Sculpture Festival this week. The annual Festival is back with a vengeance and without mincing words; you have to go. Every year, the lineup of sculptures from sculptors within Australia and indeed the world never disappoints. Stretching all the way along Currumbin Beach, visitors … Continue reading Currumbin Beach QLD Sculpture Festival

Australia: Kingaroy wineries QLD

Ask a Queenslander to cite one thing they know about Kingaroy and most will respond with 'Joh'; Joh Bjelke Petersen that is, Queensland's longest serving and most controversial premier (1968-1987) who called this South Burnett town home. From crushing unions to outlawing protest marches to plunging the state into the infamous Fitzgerald Inquiry all the … Continue reading Australia: Kingaroy wineries QLD


Croatia on the stunning Adriatic Sea was the final destination in our three month Balkans trip and we found it extremely easy to lap up everything Dubrovnik, Korcula Island, Split, Vis Island, Zadar and Zagreb offered in sun drenched July. UNESCO listed Dubrovnik, the very popular Game of Thrones and cruise ship town was our … Continue reading Croatia

Montenegro: Belgrade to Bar train and Kotor

If you love train travel, then you must arrive in Montenegro from Serbia on the rather famous Belgrade to Bar train. This is the train line that Tito commissioned in 1976. His trademark blue carriages were used to conduct meetings with officials from the Yugoslavian countries as well as heads of state from foreign countries. … Continue reading Montenegro: Belgrade to Bar train and Kotor