Meaningful Travel Experiences

About Me

Outside of my regular day job, my passion is travelling, planning holidays, talking about trips and helping my friends have the best holiday.

I look for value in terms of time and money. I want to make the most of my annual leave and get the most out of every dollar. I believe in travelling the world for  meaningful experiences. Finding quality over quantity. Collecting memories not material possessions.

I grew up pouring over atlases and spinning model globes.

I read and dreamt about travelling the world and spent my spare time learning languages.

Now as I work full time, I am enjoying a combination of weekends away in Australia and New Zealand with a few overseas trips each year.

Once I was old enough to start exploring the world independently, I spent time in New Caledonia, China, France and Thailand. I then moved on to more stereotypical “travel” in South-East Asia, Europe, the US.



Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding – Bill Bryson

Recent Posts

Melbourne to Coonawarra

During one of those magical weeks between repeated COVID lockdowns, we managed to get a short visit in the the Coonawarra wine region in South Australia. This was a long awaited Cabernet Sauvignon Pilgrimage and within a reasonable driving distance from Melbourne....

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...