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...

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,...