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Micelle Pontifex

Holidays of Australia Travel Specialist




About Michelle

What are 3 items you never leave home without when you are going on holidays?

Sense of anticipation/excitement, camera, local currency or credit card

What are your 3 must visit places or experiences that you have been?

Snorkelling - any reef anywhere.  It's like being transported to another world - so peaceful, so beautiful. 

You completely lose track of time Cruising.  There are so many different cruise lines and ships - each with their own 'personalities' and feel.  And you really do unpack once then have the choice to do as little or as much as you want (transport, cooking, entertainment all taken care of).

Self-driving through New Zealand with Kruse commentary through the  car radio.  The commentary provides added depth to what you are seeing and where you are visiting with stories about Maori culture, the geographical history of the county and interesting facts about prominent people and events.  A truly beautiful country and so easy to visit.

What are the top 3 places on your travel wish list?

South America/Galapagos Islands;

The Kimberley's

Hire a car and drive around the UK

Tell us about 3 of your most memorable travelling moments or experiences?

White water rafting in Canada - exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time New York - a city with its own distinct pulse and vibe.  And no.... you can't just go out and hail a cab from the street on a Saturday night Sipping a Mai Tai on Waikiki beach watching the sunset

List all the destinations you have travelled to?

London, Europe (28 day bus tour), USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon, New York, Hawaii), Canada (Vancouver, Whistler), Bali, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Fiji (Castaway Island) & of course, Australia!

Tell us about your passion for travel!

If I could I would spend all my money and time traipsing the globe - there is just so much to see and experience!  When I retire I plan to be a grey nomad. Travelling broadens your outlook on life but just as importantly makes you appreciate where you live and 'home'.