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An open mind and heart to a world of travel


Friday, January 7, 2022

Dear Traveller, I hope this letter finds you well, and even after all the challenges we’ve been thrown, you are still curious about what lies beyond your doorstep and remain open-minded to the world. If you take the time to move beyond the headlines, you’ll find that if you are vigilant and vaccinated the world has ...

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Exploring Australia with Country House Hunters


Friday, September 17, 2021

While Catriona has been travelling around Australia filming Country House Hunters for Channel 9, she has been gathering inside info for you. Here are some tips she picked up along the way, which she is sure will give you an idea or two. And don't forget a new season of Country House Hunters returns to Channel ...

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Preparing for the ‘new normal’


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

It’s been some time since we’ve spoken and frankly in regards to travel there’s not been a lot to chat about. I tend to view all predictions about the resumption of international travel as just that, predictions. But I do believe that by mid 2021 we will be packing our (big) suitcases once again. Albeit travel ...

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Tiles fit for a Queen


Friday, October 9, 2020

Imagine a town so magical, so beautiful, it was part of the dowry of all Portuguese Queens for centuries. Enter Obidos. After initially being given as an extravagant wedding gift in 1282, from King Dinis to his beloved Isabel, every Portuguese monarch for the next 600 years would do the same creating Casa das Rainhas, the House of ...

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Catriona’s Chile conclusion


Monday, December 2, 2019

Catriona Rowntree shares some of the highlights from the final leg of her trip to 'the end of the earth' with Getaway and Scenic. Catriona the stow away Psst, can you keep a secret? I’m thinking about stowing away with Scenic and not heading home. I’ve got a plan, I’m going to ask if I can become ...

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Hola amigos


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Join Catriona Rowntree on her South American adventure as she explores Peru and Chile and takes to the high seas off the coast of Chile. On the streets of Lima, Peru, I found my people. This is where our journey to the top of South America begins. We wandered around the Main Square, chatted to friendly locals and ...

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