Cockatoo Island

Why Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s Secret Gems

While most Sydneysiders know about Cockatoo Island, few have ever visited, let alone stayed overnight. I was one of those people. I’d been by countless times on the Rivercat (ferry), gazing up to the heritage buildings, wondering about the history and the secrets from long ago. But I’d never set foot on Cockatoo Island. So, when the opportunity came along to go glamping on Cockatoo Island, I jumped at it.

Oh! How I love my Mountain Designs Escape 40L Daypack

One of the dilemmas I’ve had, planning for our long-term travel plan, is to find a backpack that will fit every adventure we have planned. I needed a pack that would suit everything from travelling in a campervan to staying in luxury hotels. And then there’s the plan to walk the Camino De Santiago in Spain: 800km over a two-month period (give or take). I needed a pack that would fit all those needs. I think the Mountain Designs Escape 40L Daypack may be just the ticket…

Why You Should Consider The YHA Metro in Melbourne

I have been reading about hostels for years and for whatever reason, missed the boat on the hostel experience while backpacking through Europe in my 20s. Budget accommodation was found elsewhere, in cheap hotels or B&Bs. Yet, I was always fascinated with the concept because of my budget-travel mindset. After hearing about the Melbourne YHA (Youth Hostels Association) Metro from a number of sources, I thought it would add a different element to our Melbourne Adventure. After all, our travel mantra is “Try Something Different”.