Beautiful places to stay in Portugal

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,...

What to do in Melbourne

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...

One Week – New Zealand South Island Road Trip

Want to road trip the South Island of NZ in a week? Here is a one-week trip I recommended for some friends who had a week to see the and wanted to see as much of the South Island of NZ as possible, driving from Wellington and picking up his dad from Christchurch...

Flying to the UK via China, and back

Background We recently popped over to the UK from Melbourne for 6 nights for “May Week” in Cambridge. I didn’t know if we would survive travelling from Australia-UK-Australia in the space of a week but can report we made it safely back. After initially deciding...