Moved to tears by travel

by Saturday, March 31, 2018

Have you ever been moved to tears by a travel experience? A perfect view, an astounding sunset, or maybe a perfect meal?

This week, I became teary-eyed whilst travelling high above one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline I’ve ever seen; choppering away from a ‘pinch me moment’ picnic at Eagle Falls. Swimming in a lagoon; dipping into cascading waterfalls, and being memorised by this beautiful, utterly remote part of The Kimberley.

As you may know, these school holidays I’ve taken my children with me to tick off a long-held Bucket List wish to experience The Kimberley on The True North. I’ve not spotted one other soul whilst here, other than our small group of fellow adventure-loving travellers.

It’s humid. It’s heart-in-mouth stuff with crocs and sharks floating alongside us. But, geez Louise, it’s exquisite.

I truly hope every Aussie is able to experience this region, confirming what I really already know that we are just so blessed to call Australia home.

If you’d like to follow our trip, jump on to my Instagram. Or, read this online ‘diary’, right here.

I know there have been some other wonderful adventures happening with you, too…

This week, on Journeys To Come…

Guest Traveller: Janette Guttmann
“En route [from Hong Kong] to Singapore, we stopped in at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. We saw the Tainan Confucian Temple, built in 1665. It was a privilege to see such a spiritual place, built so long ago. It is one of the oldest and most historically important buildings in the country.” To read her story, click here.

Ask The Concierge: The River Club, Zambia

“The best part about visiting Zambia is that there is always so much to do and explore. It’s always a great time to visit as there is something at its very best whenever you arrive. Be prepared for a memorable stay and then get ready for another visit, because you only scratch the surface on your first trip.” Read it here.

Come Fly With Me: Vanessa Carnevale

“Many of these heart-stoppingly beautiful [flower] farms are located in the Macedon Ranges, and offer farmgate sales, hands-on workshops or Open Paddock Days where people can explore the fields of colour and in some cases, cut their own stems to take home.” Read it here. Vanessa kindly curated our Beloved Books section this week. See her selection, here. And, if you’d like a copy of Vanessa’s book, “The Memories That Make Us”, see our ‘Flower Farm’ posts on Instagram or Facebook and tag a friend.

Catriona’s Travel Tips: Our latest travel question is about the heart of Australia – the Red Centre. Read it here. If you have a travel-related question, please send it to

Vote for Getaway! 

My last request of you this week is to vote for “Getaway” to win a TV WEEK Logie in 2018. Here is the link to cast your vote. Vote before April 1 and you could win two tickets to the TV WEEK Logie Awards on the Gold Coast – flights, accommodation and more. Thank you. x

Happy Easter everyone!