Penny's Posts

Does Size Matter? Yep, it does when it comes to choosing luggage.

When it comes to selecting new luggage, “Yes, size does matter!” A few years ago, I remember purchasing the largest suitcase possible for my travels and I was never stopped at any airport check- in counter (luckily!) I did however, feel sorry for the porters who had to deliver my bag to my hotel room door, especially if the elevators were not working. There is no way I would even try that these da...

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Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host

Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host

  I travel for pleasure…a lot. I travel to new cities, countries and continents each year. When people ask me about my experiences, I tell them about the wonderful people I have met and connected with, not the man-made structures I have photographed or climbed over. The same goes for accommodation. I have stayed in more hotel rooms than I care to remember with only a few which I could s...

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Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Could you imagine your life without the love and companionships of animals? I couldn’t. Animals have always played a huge part in my life; best friend, companion, accomplice and confident. Growing up, I roamed the Australian outback on my hor...

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Discovering Cambodia’s Temples by Horseback

This was my opportunity NOT to see another tourist for the next four hours! The sun was low in the eastern sky and all I could hear was the clip-clop of my horse’s feet, as I rode along the dusty tracks on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Not many tourists equate riding horses in Asia to their typical holiday pleasure, but for me, after 2 days of conquering the temples of Angkor it was the pe...

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