Want to maximise your value for money while travelling Europe? Portugal could be the place to splurge. While we travelled Portugal on a budget (walking the Camino), we did have the odd splurge. I paid close attention to all the incredible luxury accomodation options, hoping to go back again and enjoy. During our stay in … Continue reading Beautiful places to stay in Portugal
I’ve recently published an e-book on walking the Camino. It’s available on kindle, via the free kindle app on other devices or through your computer. Click here to see the book. One question people often ask is “why?” The current meaning and purpose of the Camino is up to personal interpretation. This is an important … Continue reading Why do people walk the Camino?
This was based on advice I gave to some American friends who were going to Thailand for 2 weeks for their honeymoon. They had never been to South-East Asia let alone Thailand before, they were also looking for a relaxing trip with a bit of culture and lots of food. I’ve done crazy amounts of … Continue reading Two weeks in Thailand: Honeymoon Itinerary
Easily this one goes to the incredible Zenith Beach, accessed only by foot from the Tomaree Park near Shoal Bay. It is not patrolled, so only swim if you are confident in rough surf. Continue reading Best beach near Nelson Bay, NSW
I’m often asked to give recommendations to friends about things to do, see and eat in Melbourne. Here is a bit of a compilation of some of the crowd-pleasers and useful information with some recommendations at the bottom. Accommodation When booking accommodation in Melbourne, its worth considering what you are in Melbourne for, whether you’ll … Continue reading What to do in Melbourne
I wrote this on the ferry as we left our newly found island paradise – Lastovo. We happened upon this island by chance, using my favourite “no-plans method”. Lastovo is the remotest inhabited island in the Dalmatian archipelago, with only 700 or so residents, it is frequented by yachties and Europeans in search of a … Continue reading Lastovo Island – Croatia
Background Having the Tuesday off from work for Melbourne Cup day provided a great opportunity to get a 4-day long weekend with only one day off work. Flight details As it was our wedding anniversary, we thought it would be fitting to spend it in New Zealand, which is where we got married. Flights were … Continue reading Long weekend in Christchurch and Akaroa