At one point or another everyone dreams about exploring the world and experiencing all that it has to offer. I first developed the travel bug when I was a young boy and its stuck with me for my whole life (and I'm not exactly a young boy anymore). ...by dcampFriday, 13 December 2013
Zoos are a place that we've all visited at one time or another. Some are good, some not so good. Well, over the weekend I cam across a place that made me look at the keeping of animals in a whole new light. It's called the Pearcedale Moonlit Sanct ...by dcampTuesday, 02 July 2013
On my travels throughout the world, I've seen many, many great sites, met a lot of interesting people, and tasted lots of food (some good and some not so good.) Although I certainly am not a fruitarian, I do have a keen eye for fruit – and on my tra ...by neytiri12345Wednesday, 02 October 2013
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step” - Lao Tzu. Well, after months of planning I’ve finally taken that first step. Now I find myself in a foreign city on the first day of my Wanderjahr. Thankfully (due to smart planning) ...by dcampSaturday, 20 July 2013
When the travel bug first hit me I wrote down all of the places I wanted to visit in a 150 destination Global Bucket List. Who would have ever thought that this wouldn't end up being enough? You can find the list by reading my blog: A Tale of 2 Buck ...by dcampMonday, 14 October 2013
My obsession with traveling around the world came from two primary sources – both books. The first was Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Vern and the second was A Vagabond Journey Around the World by Harry Franck. Both of these books made it abu ...by dcampMonday, 15 July 2013
Yes, I've been meaning to write a followup to my earlier blog post "Sunsets" – but, you know how things always get in the way... been busy travelling, you see... A personal goal of mine has been to see a sunrise on as many continents as possible, an ...by foamfollowerThursday, 25 July 2013
I think I must have been about 12 years old when I first started to seriously dream about traveling. It all started when I went with a friend to an enormous used book store (more like a barn) near my home in New Jersey. It was here that I came acro ...by dcampSaturday, 14 December 2013
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A Cold Day in Hobart
Most people from around the world automatically think of warm sun, golden beaches and good times when they think of Australia – and for the most part they’re right on the money. However, Australia does have a different side – a wild side where you can experience winter snows and some of the world’s most pristine and rugged forest scenery.
Can you hazard a guess? I’ll make it easy for you – I’m talking about Tasmania.
I’ve come here in the heart of winter for work and managed to snatch a few hours to check out the site of perhaps Australia’s most historic capital - Hobart. It’s not far from here that one of Australia’s first penal colonies was established on what was once known as Van Diemen’s land.
First established in 1804, Hobart is a wonderful combination of the old (by Australian standards) and an eclectic social scene that is firmly placed in the 21st century. But perhaps the best thing about it is that if you’re stretched for time, it’s easy to navigate around and see most of the major sites within a couple of hours.
I’ve made a list of some of its highlights:
1) Cascade Brewery
2) Salamanca Place
3) Constitution Dock (Hobart Harbour)
4) Wrest Point Casino
5) Mount Wellington