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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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The Gentrification of Canberra

The Gentrification of Canberra If I look one way and see a Paleo café, and look the other and see an organic vegan cafe, then it makes me think. If I see people sitting in the chilly air or inside, sipping on chai lattes, tapping on their phones, while some are actually talking, then my curiosity is piqued even further. This is what I see in areas of Canberra that ha… Read... read more

Skiing in Australia is Different

Skiing in Australia is different from skiing anywhere else in the world. For a start many people only associate Australia with beaches, koalas, kangaroos, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and Melbourne, oh and yes they do know about the Outback and Uluru. But skiing? Say What!   Skiing in Australia is popular We do ski in Australia, and we are totally pass… Read... read more

Food Lovers Guide to Braddon, Canberra

Food Lovers Guide to Braddon, Canberra Canberra has a food scene going on that you want to be a part of. We have put together a delicious food journey, through the Braddon area of Canberra. From Paleo to Vegan, Pop-ups to food vans, cafes, bars and everything in between, this your guide to the Braddon Food Scene in Canberra. There is an appeal to all people, and … Read... read more

Sleeping with The Animals, Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra

I will admit that I was very excited about coming for an overnight stay to the 5-star luxury Jamala Wildlife Lodge, in Canberra, Australia. I think Gordon was also. Would we be sleeping with the lions, the bears, a cheetah or a perhaps even a tiger? Just possibly we would be staying in one of Giraffe Treehouses.   What we did discover is that was so much more than … Read... read more

Surry Hills, Sydney – Outside my Front Door

Outside my Front Door is a series of posts by fellow travel bloggers who share what is … outside of their own front door   Victoria McEwan, one half of The Freedom Travellers   When I moved to Sydney from the UK six years ago, the only place I wanted to live was near the beach. After spending a few years in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney (yes, typical Brit … Read... read more

25 Reasons You Should Fall In Love With Sydney

There are undoubtedly more than 25 Reasons You Should Fall In Love With Sydney, but let us start with these. People seem to love Sydney. We looked at why this city in the land down under, Australia is so attractive to visitors. 1. We have Koalas. Yes we do… Photo by Rennett Stowe 2. Sydney Harbour is breathtaking … Photo by Gordon 3. The Sydney … Read... read more

Exploring Uluwatu Temple Bali

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, in Bali, is one of six major temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. It is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunsets and is where you can see the Kecak Fire Dance performances. ‘Ulu&#… Read... read more

15 Reasons why Americans are Flocking to Tasmania

15 Reasons why Americans are Flocking to Tasmania, Australia There has been an influx of American travelers coming to visit Australia’s only island state, Tasmania. Since March 2011, US visitors to Tasmania have soared 43.8%, and this is due to different factors. The current exchange rate means that it is great value for Americans to make the long haul tr… Read... read more

How to Eat Well When Skiing

It does not matter how good a skier or boarder you are, how to eat well when skiing is very important. Without the proper fuel in your system your shredding abilities will diminish. The average skier burns 300-600 calories per hour. Very good skiers and boarders quickly burn at least 1,000 calories per hour. Per hour people. Part of the fun of skiing is enjoying … Read... read more

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