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Behind The Scenes: SA Tourism Conference

In this post, and across the coming months, I’ll be revealing some of the things I do behind the scenes for Flamboyance Tours in this blog. Running a tour company is not (always) the glamorous thing some people might make … Read More

Queen Victoria’s Adelaide influence

On May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria was born. Two centuries later, she is revered as one of the longest-standing monarchs and a leader that saw the British Empire through changing times. To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of her birth, I’ve … Read More

How much should I tip on a walking tour?

As we run Adelaide’s daily tips-based walking tour, a question we get asked a lot is, “How much should I tip?”. Let’s be honest. It’s an awkward situation, for the traveller as well as us. Though, at the heart of … Read More

Adelaide street art: the Leafies

This week we wanted to bring you a photo gallery of the Leafies – what we thought were awesome sculptures that infiltrated Adelaide across a six-week period. The street art emerged at the WOMADelaide Festival in mid-March, coming from the … Read More

A traveller’s perspective of Anzac Day

As Australians and New Zealanders mark another Anzac Day with commemorations, it’s worth reflecting on how learning about a country’s past forms a great travel experience. For many travellers, the idea of exploring the world is more than just an … Read More

Adelaide: City of Churches

For most of Adelaide’s history, the city has been known as a City of Churches. It’s a common nickname here among locals, and perhaps other Australians, but rarely heard of by travellers from abroad. Our naming as a City of … Read More

A new Adelaide food tour on the scene

Adelaide is an Australian food mecca. In recent years, particularly the last decade as we’ve seen the city’s revitalisation kick in to high gear, general food awareness has skyrocketed. Among many things to cement this has been the annual Tasting … Read More

Where to start an Adelaide tour and why

The Mall’s Balls, officially known as (The) Spheres, is an Adelaide sculpture of iconic proportions. Locals use it as a meeting spot, the easiest location to navigate without having to think. When friends organise to catch up, they say, “Let’s … Read More

Harmonious travel on walking tours

On Harmony Day, we wear orange. In Australia on March 21, we celebrate Harmony Day. This is, as the organisation behind it officially quotes, “a day of inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone”. It coincides with the … Read More

How a private Adelaide walking tour can benefit travellers

I love promoting Adelaide as a ‘secret capital’. I firmly believe Adelaide is still Australia’s best kept secret (out of the major cities at least), for a number of reasons. Mainly that Adelaide has so much to offer and many … Read More

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