Byron Bay Bliss

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

I have been traveling to Byron Bay every year since I was 18 (25 years!).  I’ll never forget my first stay there, in a teepee in a hostel while on a huge drive up the east coast to Cooktown.  What a gorgeous little spot this town is.  The beaches are simply stunning and the wildlife,…

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Australia Is Your Next Foodie Adventure 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

You have travelled the world to experience international gastronomy.  You have tasted the cheese & wine from Bordeaux, perhaps you went truffle hunting in Tuscany or took a cooking class in Hanoi.  Now it’s time for you to experience what’s on offer in your own backyard…   Living in Australia, we are so lucky to have some of the best quality local produce, wine makers,…

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Tropical Paradise On Our Own Doorstep

Friday, June 5, 2020

Port Douglas will always have a special place in my heart as it was where I was proposed to.  That was my first visit to Port Douglas 5 years ago and we loved it so much that we returned only 2 years later with a group of friends. Port Douglas is around a 50 minute…

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The Ghan – An Iconic Australian Rail Journey

Thursday, June 4, 2020

When my son was 8 years old it was his year to choose our annual mother/son holiday.  As he was a great fan of train travel and there was a big promotion on The Ghan taking place on TV each day this was an obvious choice.  While The Ghan was not something I’d considered or…

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All Aboard! Train Journeys Of Australia

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ever considered train travel here in your own backyard. Why? Why not? Travelling by rail has always had a nostalgic and even romantic feel about it. Those of us that are well-travelled know that in places like Europe, it’s the best way to see the countryside in a relaxed hassle-free way, without contending with road…

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Delightful Daylesford

Thursday, May 28, 2020

For my 50th Birthday celebration, my husband & I went to Daylesford for the weekend. Daylesford is about an hour and a half North West of Melbourne and located between Castlemaine and Creswick. It has Australia’s largest concentration of natural mineral springs with a huge industry built around physical and spiritual wellness including spa treatments,…

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Maria Island – Tassie’s Best Kept Secret

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Nothing beats a break from busy life than an escape to nature.  I had often talked about doing a multi day walk and after years of coming up with excuses I just went ahead and booked one.  Maria Island’s 4 day/3 night walk ticked all the boxes as it was over a long weekend, only…

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To The End of The Earth in Your Own Backyard

Thursday, May 21, 2020

With nothing between the Three Capes Track and Antarctica, you feel as though you are at the edge of the world. The Southernmost points of both the African and South American continents are equally as breathtaking but the Three Capes Walk boasts a range of truly ‘Aussie’ rugged terrain and feels like nowhere else on…

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Live From Aus

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Eager to plan an Australian holiday but want a taster before you settle on a destination? Tune in this weekend as Tourism Australia brings us a whole program of live virtual experiences from around the country all weekend.

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A WA Adventure, Including Quokkas!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

My inspiration to travel to Western Australia derived from an Australian cooking-travel show ‘Surfing The Menu’, where they showcased the natural beauty and diversity of this spectacular coastline. Being fortunate to have experienced some stunning scenery and towns around the world we wanted to see what was on offer in my own ‘backyard’. A week…

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