Different things to do on the Gold Coast

Look beyond Surfers Paradise and the Theme Parks. Burleigh Pavillion With multiple venues in the one place and stunning spot to spend the day, or the sunset, the Burleigh Pav http://www.burleighpavilion.com/ is one of the Gold Coast’s hottest venues. Currumbin...

Free things to do in Mt Gambier

Walk around the Blue Lake Any time of the day is great but the mornings are the best, it’s bright and blue from November to Late March (when this photo was taken) 2. Visit the Umpherston Sinkhole This incredible garden has to be seen to be believed, sunset is a...

Articles of Interest

As we enter month seven of an extreme lockdown in Melbourne, I’m struggling to find the motivation to post up some travel stories. You’d think this would be a great time for me to convert the last 10 years or so of travel notes, diaries and accumulated knowledge into...

Planning a holiday in Tyrol

Welcome to Tyrol & grüß Gott (pronounced “Gruss Gott”, this is how Austrians and Bavarians say hello). This post briefly covers transport, choosing places to stay, lakes, hiking, alpine fine dining, spas, supermarkets and places near Tyrol. Why Tyrol? Austria will...

Japan Ski Trip

Considering how many countries we’ve visited, people were always shocked to find we had never been to Japan. We finally made it at the start of 2019 and promptly, like everyone else I’ve spoken to, fell madly in love with the country. One of the wonderful things about...

Sailing holidays

Surprisingly affordable Someone recently asked “what is something you always thought was expensive and it actually isn’t?”, for me the response was easy: sailing holidays. Whilst sailing holidays give off the impressive of absolute luxury, they can be surprisingly...

All about New Caledonia

New Caledonia is one of my favourite places in the world. It’s a distinctive mix of Melanesian and French cultures, all on ecologically unique slice of the Pacific. My first visit was in 2005 and since then I have visited another two times. One thing I truly love...

12-day itinerary for Northern Spain

Northern Spain Roadtrip – Barcelona to Madrid via the Pyrenees. Driving directly, Barcelona to Madrid will only take you around 6 hours. But where is the fun in driving down major highways and missing out on everything Spain has to offer. If you have a week and a half...