It's All About Serendipity

We are Paula and Gordon, and we are Boho Chic Travelers.

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We love experiencing a country, city or place by connecting to its history, people and culture.

We know that today’s traveller seeks experiences, because that is what we also do.

As Award Winning Professional Travel Writers, we love to travel and to share our expertise with you.


Where Would you Like to Go?

We have been to many places and done many unique things and if we haven’t, we have asked other travel writers to share their ideas and homes with you.

What would you like to See, Do, and Taste?

A huge part of travel is based on learning about different cultures, through food, experiences and activities. We share a lot of usual and unusual ideas.

How Can 'You' Make it Happen?

We are experienced travelers and will encourage you with practical ideas and advice on getting exactly what you want, and not what some else wants for you.

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Serendipity - the art of making happy discoveries

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Our Up Coming Road Trip to the USA and Canada

It is hard to believe, but Our Up Coming Road Trip to the USA and Canada will be our first time in these countries. We made a very conscious decision that we would be doing ourselves a disservice by not widening our travel scope from Europe, Asia, and the Oceania. So yes, USA and Canada, Contented Traveller are hitting your shores for 2 months in November and Decem… Read... read more

The New Wollongong?

If you are not sure, where Wollongong is, and you really aren’t sure where the New Wollongong is let me help you out. Get off the plane at Sydney, and head 80kms south. Take the scenic route along one of the most beautiful drives in the world called the Grand Pacific Drive. Expect to see some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Pass through the secon… Read... read more

What Jamala Wildife Lodge Can Teach Us about Caring.

What Jamala Wildife Lodge Can Teach Us about Caring. While staying in total luxury at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra, Australia we learned a lot that we were not expecting. Jamala Wildlife Lodge has been set up to put money back into the breeding program at The National Zoo & Aquarium. It is to give people an up close and personal experience with the a… Read... read more

Kuranda The 10 am to 3 pm Village

Kuranda The 10 am to 3 pm Village The locals will tell you when you arrive in Kuranda, that this little village is only open from 10 am to 3 pm. This pretty little Village in the Rainforest is an alternative enclave just 25km north-west of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a very popular destination, between 10 … Read... read more

Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong, Australia

Nestled in a suburb, in the seaside city of Wollongong, just 80kms south of Sydney, is the Nan Tien Temple and the Nan Tien Institute. This is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The choice of location by the Taiwan-based Fo Guang Shan was a very carefully considered decision. Wollongong was open to the idea, being already a multicultural … Read... read more

NEW: Rainforest & Orchard Tours Kuranda

We arrived in Kuranda, the Village in the Rainforest just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. We had previously been on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway, both of which we enjoyed immensely and recommend. We were looking for something different and went to talk with Kuranda Tourism. Gordon went to move … Read... read more

Innisfail is the Art Deco Capital of Australia

When you think of Far North Queensland or Tropical North Queensland in Australia, you tend to think of rainforests, reefs and crocodiles. You don’t think that one of the towns lays claim to be the Art Deco Capital of Australia.   Getting to Innisfail We drove 88kms south from Cairns wending our way through sugar plantations and past cane trains, w… Read... read more

Silos Winery and Restaurant, Berry

Silos Winery and Restaurant, Berry When we were visiting the Shoalhaven region, there was torrential rain on the day we arrived, causing road closures, flash flooding and evacuations. It was not a pretty site. As we were watching the weather, this came up on Facebook and told us the entire story of the Shoalhaven Region in one sentence. There must be somethin… Read... read more

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