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Address Book: Great Train Journeys

by Saturday, March 4, 2017

Today we're talking Great Train Journeys. What are your favourites? We can’t wait to chat on 2UE Talking Lifestyle from midday! If you’re not in Sydney, you can stream the show live on talkinglifestyle.com.au + don't forget to call Catriona on 13 12 83. Connect with today’s special guests below…   Juan Manuel Yanez Tour Leader at Travel Directors  Travel Directors are ...

Hon Tre Island

by Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hon Tre Island sits off the popular Vietnamese resort town of Nha Trang, just under a one-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City. It's a beautiful island with white sandy beaches, clean water, its own amusement park and mega resorts + 300 days of sunshine every year. Travel with Catriona as she discovers Hon Tre's magnificent Vinpearl Golf Land ...

Join me on the Seine

by Thursday, February 2, 2017

I’ve a mild obsession with France, to the point that Scenic asked if I’d like to take a group of like-minded souls through Normandy. So if that includes you, if everything from Paris to Monet’s garden makes your knees weak, why don’t you come and join me in June! I’ll be hosting the 11-day river cruise ...

Personal Space

by Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks to The Weekly Review, here's a peek inside my conservatory at all the crazy collections and beloved pieces I've gathered from so many years on the road... A swatch of fabric spied through the window of an antique shop in Rouen, France, on one of Catriona Rowntree’s many journeys was the starting point for her lovely conservatory. ...

Portugal Part II

by Wednesday, December 28, 2016

If you missed part one, click here to read. Next on the list of Portugal’s must-see places was Óbidos, the epitome of a relaxed, easy going village. When Queen Isabel passed through Óbidos in 1282 and marvelled at its beauty, her husband King Denis I simply gave the entire town to her. For many centuries after, kings ...