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.
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…
After 3 weeks in Europe, we were ready to indulge in luxury before we began our 36-hour trek home to Australia. The Royal Court Hotel in Rome was just the place…
The Olympus OMD EM1 offers great overall performance with a very pleasing design. It’s easy to use, easy to carry, and takes excellent images
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”.
For any travellers, there is inevitable downtime. Whether it’s sitting at an airport waiting for your next flight or cruising down a lonely stretch of highway, a good audio book serves as a great way to distract, entertain, or educate. The best ones do all of the above. Here is a list of some of our favourites we’ve enjoyed over the years.
A guest post by Paula at Contented Travellers. She describes the gorgeous feast we had at Anason at Barangaroo in Sydney.
High quality campgrounds are hard to come by, especially in the Australian Outback. Warrawong on the Darling was a delightful surprise.
When doing your research, there is one golden rule when it comes to hiring a campervan in Australia: You get what you pay for.
If you want the quintessential Australian country getaway, Broger’s End is it. I could sum up Broger’s End I would say: Relaxed. Settling. Eco-friendly. And, above all, peaceful. I could seriously move here.
It’s one of the most peaceful places I’ve stayed and it’s only an hour from Sydney. It’s the funky wild west and it’s nestled into the Aussie bush!
With the smaller jaunts we’ve been taking, we’ve been testing out the apps we use when we travel. We’ve listed out the 19 apps we find we can’t live without. Many help us stay within budget too, which is always a bonus!
Captain Cook Cruises give you a great introduction to Sydney Harbour. Truly, there is no better way to experience Sydney than on her waterways.
Is the exhilaration of going vertically down a mountain in Katoomba, held on only by two cable wires worth the admission price?
From the unobstructed views overlooking the Megalong Valley to the attentive service, the Hydro Majestic High Tea is a magical experience.
We are no longer AirBnB virgins! I’ve got say, we loved the experience. And, like that other experience, we had plenty of nervous anticipation…
As soon as you drive through the gates to the Bower at Broulee, you can feel the tension ease from your shoulders. The drive winds around through a forest of thick gums, bringing you to an experience you will never forget.