All Posts By Catriona Rowntree

Whipping off the thermals & cruising in Croatia

by Friday, June 15, 2018

I’ve whipped off the thermals and am in full, European Summer mode, as I travel from ‘The Balkans to Dalmatia’ on board MS Queen Eleganza. I have to admit to having a soft spot for this region. My affection for Croatia began when we were here, as the first ‘non-news’ journalists to film after the war, in 1996. I remember ...

No tags

Why we do what we do

by Thursday, June 14, 2018

Do you believe in serendipitous, unexpected, wonderful surprises? As I was sitting in Belgrade Airport yesterday, as you do, waiting for my plane to take me to Dubrovnik in Croatia, I received this email about a story I did around 12 years ago. I just had to share it with you. It just re-instilled in me ...

Catriona’s Travel Tips – Your Travel Questions Answered #10!

by Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reader Question From Cindy: Dear Catriona, My husband and I are taking our primary-school-aged daughters to London for three weeks in August and we'd love any tips you may have for activities we could do as a family. Kind regards, Cindy. Image: Nick Fewings @jannerboy62 Unsplash Catriona’s Answer: Dear Cindy, Your timing is excellent! Just last week, we ran an Ask The Concierge story ...

Aussies give $80K for world-first eco-tourism initiative in Palau

by Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Federal Government recently announced Australia will be granting $80,000 in an initial round of financial support for a world-first eco-tourism initiative in Palau. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Senator Penny Wong and Senator Claire Moore visited Palau to see ...