Visiting Rottnest Island is like entering another world. A world where life is a great deal slower and actually enjoyed. Sounds amazing, right?!
While the region is popular, it’s not only for the wine lovers. It’s foodie heaven. There’s local farm produce, down to earth goodies and gourmet offerings all over the place.
To say Kangaroo Island is exceptional would be an understatement. It’s one of Australia’s hidden gems, although it is gaining a lot more notoriety due to their award-winning restaurants, lodges and produce. We spent three amazing days on KI and it’s a place that has lodged a place deep in my heart. It has character, charm not to mention scenery that will blow your mind. And, as I said to Rich, I’ve not seen so much Australian wildlife in one concentrated area – in my life. If this place isn’t on your Australian Itinerary, you need to add it. Seriously.
Wilsons Promontory was one of the first places we put on our (re) Discover Australia itinerary, after reading rave reviews. We’ve been to New Zealand and Hawaii, along with various parts throughout Australia, places that match these kinds of views. Yet here we were, totally in heaven. Wilsons Promontory has stunning vistas, equalled with amazing bushwalks and wildlife. You feel like you’re part of the landscape. Here’s why you must add it to your Australian Itinerary.
Natalie writes for the blog once again…After a year of learning about Pompeii and Herculaneum, finally seeing it right in front of me was a confronting experience. I expected something else…
As lovely as London was, there was something about the British Museum. It could’ve been because of my love of history, but there was just something about it that drew me in.
The Colosseum and Forum are, inarguably, two of the most famous icons of ancient Rome. As the centre of activity in the ancient world, thousands of people gathered daily for entertainment, commerce and rituals.
An afternoon in Paris. Sounds delightful, oui? We managed to see the Notre Dame, the Pont Neuf, the Louvre, the Jardin Des Tuileries, the Champs Elysée, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. We had walked over 18k steps and 16 kilometres, all in 6 hours. Yeah, we know how to make the most of our time.
I have finally unlocked the secret to finding the true essence of a city: food tours. My new mission, and I choose to accept it, is to explore food tours in each city I visit. I want to find the true essence of the city in this way.
I’ve come to realize that in order to get the best experience of a destination, you need to embark on a food tour. Especially when it’s guided by a local. Not only do you learn about the gestational habits, but you also learn more about the community and its unique history.
Rome is a crazy city. It’s ‘in your face’ at every turn. It’s fast paced. It’s crowded. It’s gritty.
Really. There’s nothing like it. Tourists and locals meld together where you hear a constant melting pot of accents. Locals gesture vividly as they speak, just as you would expect. Scooters zoom through the narrow lanes, fighting for their place amongst the zippy cars in the dense traffic.
All of these things make Rome fabulous.
Rome is very much an ‘in your face’ city. Everything is loud and brash. The streets are insanely crowded. Vendors incessantly harass walkers on the sidewalks, despite your emphatic shake of the head or polite ‘no’.
I can’t necessarily blame the Romans. I just have to wonder if some of the kindness found in other Italian cities can be brought to Rome as well someday?
Have you ever been on a guided tour and then found yourself continuously thinking about it? As in, it was THAT GOOD?! That’s was my experience with our Eating Europe Food Tour in Rome.
Driving Outback N.S.W., the road stretches on for miles. It may seem uninteresting. Boring even. Unless you see beyond the bitumen.
The Three Sisters and Govett’s Leap in the Blue Mountains, NSW are both spectacular lookouts. Here’s why we think you need to skip the Three Sisters and head straight to Govetts Leap.
Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, calming and spiritual. Culture springs forth everywhere you turn. It’s been written about a lot, justifiably.
ANZAC Day. Today, we honour those who have served. Today I remember my Dad.
Do kids today know where the eggs they eat come from, besides from the grocery store? That’s what the Sydney Royal Easter show aims to address: ‘City meets Country’, allowing the rural communities of Australia to be celebrated once a year.
From grunge bars, to Pike Place Market; from Bainbridge Island to finding nirvana, Seattle has it all. Join us on our 24 hour Seattle binge trip.
Tamaki invite you to enter their Maori world. And what a world it is!
Looking for an authentic Australian cultural experience? Sydney Outback offers an Indigenous education, gorgeous cruise, within a small-tour atmosphere.