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To market to market


Sunday, June 23, 2019

The team at Journeys to Come have been dreaming about our favourite markets in the world this week. Inspired by my story on the Punanga Nui Markets in Rarotonga Cook Islands, showing this week on Getaway, we couldn’t help but put together a list of our Top 10 markets around the world. Of course these are ...

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Avoiding Bill Shock


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Catriona Rowntree shares her top tips on how to avoid bill shock while travelling overseas, in this week's Catriona's Check-in. I was waiting in a coffee queue the other day, when I noticed an article in the newspaper about bill shock. You know, that horrendous feeling when you return from an overseas trip to find your ...

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Best of Broome


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Catriona Rowntree shares the best of Broome in this week's Catriona's Check-in. I get almost teary over the beauty of Broome. I can’t return enough and every time I return I meet people who’ve popped over for a holiday and decided to stay for a lifetime. However, when I was flying over recently, I met a lady ...

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From Gettysburg to the Western Front


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mum and I recently attended a special celebration, or should I say an evening of thanks, hosted by Alliance Française and Atout France. And it reminded me of another moving experience I shared with mum. The First World War changed the course of Australia’s history, when hundreds of thousands of men went to defend the Western ...

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Cruising into Mother’s Day


Friday, May 3, 2019

Truly, the only thing better than a sleep in and a cuppa in bed on Mother’s Day, is doing so whilst on a cruise watching the world pass by through your cabin window. So, to help dream up a perfect Mother’s Day gift, I’ve put together a Wish List ready for you to set sail. These ...

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Catriona’s Top 10 Travel Scams to avoid


Sunday, April 28, 2019

A friend shared this story with me yesterday. It's about being scammed in Paris. She was sitting in a cafe, when a young person came up to her. They asked her if she’d sign a petition to help a children’s charity.  While she was distracted, another youngster swiped her phone from the table. Bugger! I have so much compassion for anyone who’s had this ...

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