Travel Plans and Booking Flights

Having never booked my own flights before, I was a tad apprehensive when I booked my flights to Melbourne…. but I need not have worried! And here is why….

Booking your own flights is not as bad as it sounds – the ease of which the folks at JETGO make it is a mind easer. All you need to do is select your departure and arrival destinations and dates of flying and go through the booking process providing information as they request it….

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JETGO Flight Bookings Search Engine

I am flying from Dubbo to Melbourne (Avalon) as a round trip (automatically set as default) and wasn’t flexible with dates so I typed Dubbo into the From box and Melbourne (Avalon) into the To box – the Depart date was 21/8/16 and Return On date was 1/9/16 and 1 adult (12+). Then you go through each section providing information such as passenger details, a contact number and email address (email address is a mandatory field as JETGO uses this email address to forward you your itinerary and E-Ticket) and credit card details for payment. They then confirm your payment and itinerary – you can print off the basic information on the final Confirmation screen as proof of payment.

That’s all there is to it – if you don’t want (or like) to book online, you do have an alternate option. That option is to ring JETGO’s central reservations hotline on 1300328000 within Australia (+61 1300328000 outside Australia)

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Honey is honey…….

…or is it??? This is the question I am thinking about at this very second.

One reason I am asking myself this question is I have found a truly authentic tasting honey. It’s from Tasmania and is made from leatherwood flowers. Leatherwood is only found on the north-west coast of Tasmania and can be traced back to the Gondwana days.

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R. Stephens Golden Nectar Organic Real Leatherwood Honey

It takes the Stephens family 3 days with two trucks (a semi and a rigid – both Fords) to truck all of their bees (30 million of them to be exact) to the leatherwood forests – it’s quite an arduous journey as it is rough going to get there! If you can, get your hands on a copy of Outback Truckers Series 3 as the Stephens family feature predominately in this show…. if you want to know more about this amazing third generation family apiary, check out http://www.leatherwoodhoney.com.au/

As for the taste, I liken it to a very rich caramel…. the leatherwood creates a very distinct flavour which you pick up after the honey hits your palate. It’s not overpowering but it does accentuate the sweetness….. I highly recommend trying it! You will not be disappointed

Another dream come true….

Yesterday was my birthday – a few kind friends posted over on my Facebook timeline and wished me happy birthday. One friend, however, took a birthday wish to another level and has surprised me with a Redballoon gift voucher for a hands-on flying lesson in a fixed wing aircraft at either Bathurst or Albury – I am going to do this at Bathurst as Bathurst is only a 2hr drive from Dubbo.

It will be another dream come true for me – I have always wanted to try my hand at a fixed wing aircraft. I have done a helicopter lesson but they are a little bit harder….. so excited to be given this opportunity by a friend I have never met! Stay tuned to this blog for a update