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How to spend a weekend in Cairns

The small city of Cairns in the far North of Queensland is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and for a very good reason – there is so much to do. Its warm tropical climate and amazing natural wonders draw people here from all over the world, with everything from Great Barrier Reef tours, to tropical beaches and amazing rainforest covered mountains. You could spend weeks here exploring all that is on offer, but if you only have a weekend available you can still enjoy the very best that the city has to offer in a wonderful 48 hour trip. Here is how to spend a weekend in Cairns. Friday night If you can, try to fly in on the Friday night so that you have all the next day available. Try to choose a hotel in the city so that you can easily get around to make the…

Our Weekend Rome City Break In Pictures

Rome has always been a city I’ve wanted to visit with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what my eyes were going to see and my mind try and comprehend. We wanted to see the ancient ruins like the Roman Forum and the Colosseum which showcase the power of the former Roman Empire. A must do on our weekend in Rome list was Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, and St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We left our two boys at home with family as they were only 3  and 5 so far too young for a busy city with lots of walking and we took a long weekend city break to the eternal city. A nice and quick 2 hour EasyJet flight from…

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Singapore

Even though you may think you know a place, it isn’t until you actually get out and explore that you really find out what a location is all about. If you have never seen the fun side of Singapore (or even if you think you have), then be sure to check out the top 10 sites Singapore has to offer.   Singapore Botanic Gardens The Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the most visited botanical gardens in the world. When you combine that information with the fact that it is a free attraction, you have one of the most beautiful, educational and recreational facilities for a perfect price with a full calendar of events. Great Orchard Road While many cities have their own district or area of choice to fulfil tourism, nightlife, and general shopping needs, Orchard Road is the destination to satisfy any retail desires in Singapore. Countless…