Floriade is an annual floral display in Canberra that has been a popular attraction for over thirty years. It brings plenty of visitors to Australia’s capital city, and has always been held in beautiful Commonwealth Park, next to Lake Burley Griffin. Continue reading
I hope this finds you in good health and enjoying the Festive Season. I love this time of year, but find it hard to believe that 2019 is already coming to an end. I wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
If you’re looking for Christmas gifts, don’t forget that a book is always very welcome. I’d like to share with you some fun I had with the Twelve Days of Christmas recently. Remember that I always love to hear from you, and all my details are at the end of this post. My books can be all be found HERE.
Iceland is an extraordinary country with a total population of just 337,000 people. It is experiencing a huge boom in tourism and is now a popular cruise destination. I recently spent a few days there and here are just some of the wonderful things I encountered. Continue reading
Have you been thinking about some New Year’s Resolutions? I think that’s a great way to prepare for the start of another year, and they help to remind us of the things that are most important to us. I really want to make the most of next year, so here’s my list of top priorities for 2018. Continue reading
I’m excited to announce that a paperback version of Happy Travels 101 has just been released and is now available at Amazon. Subtitled, Don’t leave home without these cruise, flight, safety, packing and sightseeing tips, this short read is filled with great advice for anyone who wants to travel overseas.
It has now been more than one month since the launch of my Instagram account @authorlovestravel – my user name there is Toni Pike Author. It’s been an exciting and busy month, and every day I’ve posted about somewhere around the world that I’ve visited in the past. Here are just a few of the places that have been included: Continue reading
Sue Loncaric from the Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond blog, is preparing for an exciting trip to Spain and other parts of Europe. She reflects on her preparations, and talks about some inspiring tips that she’s received from fellow bloggers and writers.
You can check out her post here: The Countdown to Our Spanish Adventure is On
I’m pleased to announce the launch of my Instagram account. As you have probably guessed, the focus will be on travel. I love to explore the world to do research for my thrillers. Every day on Instagram, I’ll be sharing one exciting place that I’ve visited, using my own photographs. It’s going to be both fun and fascinating, so please join me.
I’m excited to announce that my new book – a travel guide – has just been released. Happy Travels 101: Don’t leave home without these cruise, flight, safety, packing and sightseeing tips is now available exclusively on Amazon – including Kindle Unlimited.
Here are my top five travel tips for those who are fairly new to travelling overseas – though they also apply to those with far more experience. I love to travel and have seen some amazing places around the world that I’ve used as settings in my novels. It is the perfect excuse to do some research! Continue reading
Are there places in the world that you have always wanted to see? People of all ages now travel far more extensively than ever before and most find it an enriching and exciting experience.
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to go for a balloon ride over Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It was the perfect way to get out of my comfort zone and find my zen.
In my first thriller The Magus Covenant, billionaire Iago Visser lives in a remote part of Derbyshire’s Peak District in a walled medieval manor house. In the second book of the series, recently released, hero Jotham Fletcher is now the owner. What better way, then, to feed my muse on a recent trip to England than to visit enchanting Haddon Hall? Continue reading
Avebury Stone Circle is the largest neolithic stone circle in Europe. It is seventeen miles from Stonehenge in the beautiful Wiltshire Plain but in so many ways it far exceeds its more famous cousin as a source of inspiration and delight. Continue reading
Pizza has become a favourite meal around the world, one that has been popular for decades. Australians love to go to an Italian restaurant with family and friends, choose several different varieties laden with all sorts of toppings and then share slices around the table. And they usually eat it with a knife and fork. Continue reading
A hilltop town with Etruscan tombs near Rome
Tarquinia is an enchanting walled town with an Etruscan necropolis and impressive museum. For cruise passengers visiting Civitavecchia, it’s a delightful alternative to a day in Rome. Continue reading
It takes two hours to pass through the Archipelago as you sail into Stockholm Harbour in the warmth of summer. That’s the way I first saw it on board a cruise ship, and it was a wonderful experience. Continue reading