Paula

Paula Bell


DevonportHobartLaunceston • Travel Specialist

Travelling Ladies Club Coordinator

Year started in travel
2012

What interests you about travel?
Travel has totally enriched my life.  I started travelling internationally later than most and have been trying to catch up on all the places on my bucket list ever since.  To be able to explore far away countries, so much older than Australia and so culturally different is a real eye opener and humbling experience and really makes me appreciate what we have when I return home.  I’m an avid history and art lover so it has been amazing to visit iconic historical places (I never get tired of seeing cathedrals or castles) and view art galleries and masterpieces across the globe.

What is your favourite destination?
I tend to find that my favourite destination is the last place that I have visited.  With so many countries and so little time, I do try to keep trying new places.  Although after a short visit to Hungary it is going on my list for a longer revisit, and Ireland always has a place in my heart.

I have travelled to….
England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA incl. Hawaii, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand.  Also I have enjoyed train Journeys on The Ghan and Rocky Mountaineer.

Favourite travel tip?
Don’t pack your suitcase without travel or packing cubes!!  Forget a messy suitcase where you are unable to locate your socks, this wonderful invention allows you to organise your suitcase, helping you to find anything in a moment and keeping everything nice and neat (rolling items is best).  They are also so convenient to pop into wardrobes or shelves on cruise ships or hotels.

What’s your dream destination?

Scotland and all its history will be my next destination. I’m looking forward to catching The Jacobite Steam train, hiking through picturesque Glencoe, trying to spot Nessie at Loch Ness and beachcombing for tumbled sea glass on the coastal beaches of Fife.