Posts by Elisabeth Sowerbutts
Do You Still Need a Camera for Travel Photos?
Short version – yes. Longer version. I have a decent “super-zoom” camera – the Canon 20IS (the 50IS is the latest model). I’ve had it for several years and am not planning on replacing it. But I know more and more travellers are ditching their point and shoot cameras and just using iPads or phones…Read More
This Blog is Not Going to Malta!
So I’m a bad blogger, and I don’t update often enough. But when I do update, it’s genuine. Which is why I’m not going to Malta. But I probably need to back up and explain: Malta is running a campaign which sees them sponsoring 72 travel bloggers to visit in 2014 In some ways this…Read More
Independent Travel – Ireland Edition
I have traveled Ireland several times – but for many people Ireland is their first trip overseas so what should a beginner be thinking about if they are considering a trip to the Emerald Isle. You could decide to go with an organized tour – lets be clear tours are great – so long as…Read More
Sydney 30 Years On
Sydney was my first overseas city which I traveled to solo At 19 at scored a holiday job a summer job with a multi-national oil company in Sydney’s Rocks area. A few weeks ago my latest trip was because I was taking a travel writing course Sydney Transport Options The first time I arrived I caught…Read More
My Non-Boring Travel Money Guide Is FREE
I‘m currently giving away my Non-Boring Travel Money Guide – free on Kindle. Sorry it’s back to it’s regular, but reasonable price of $3.99. (If you don’t have a Kindle, which personally I think is the best piece of travel gear invented EVER, you can still read it with a free Kindle app. This is the…Read More
Train Travel in Burma: Should A Tourist Take the Train in Myanmar?
Content last updated – November 2016 – please contact me if you have an update! Travel is slow and exhausting unless you fly. However if you fly you miss out the main point of Myanmar, which is the people and landscapes rather than specific attractions. Frankly after 2 weeks I never wanted to see another…Read More
Australia Day – What Is It And What Can An Australian Visitor Expect?
Australia Day is Australia’s National Day – it commemorates the arrival at Sydney Cove on 26th January, 1738 of the first white settlers, the fleet of convicts, dispatched from Portsmouth, England. The group of 11 ships carried 759 convicts, 211 marines, 46 wives and children of Marines and Captain Arthur Philip’s staff of 9. Initially…Read More
Travelling At Christmas – How To Survive
I’ve spent many Christmases away from home. The most memorial one’s probably include: spending most of the day on flights from New Zealand to India; to the first time I spent Christmas in Australia – in Sydney; many years later spending Christmas in the middle of the Nullabor Plain; Christmas Eve in Singapore before flying to Hanoi…Read More
Thailand Islands Compared: Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Phuket
After our exhausting 28 days in Burma – we relaxed on a Thai island. I am a huge fan of Thai beaches and this time we went to Koh Chang, not one that I’d been to before. Koh Chang White Sand Beach Koh Chang (Trat) Location Koh Chang (Elephant Island, because of it’s shape) -…Read More
No Room at the Inn – Or Do You Need Hotel Reservations in Myanmar?
I’d been warned for months to book Myanmar, the tourist “surge” was in full swing and the country was “full”. No room. Indeed I was even told I was irresponsible not to book in advance! Myanmar is in an unusual situation: tourists are arriving in numbers unseen for years, yet the government still requires that…Read More