3 Days in Santa Fe

Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, calming and spiritual. Culture is everwhere you turn. Here’s my guide for 3 unforgettable days in Santa Fe, including Taos.

Destined for Dallas? Discover Denton!

When staying in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you need a great place to base yourself.  A place that’s not crazy-busy. A place that’s simple to get in and out of. And a place that exudes Texas charm. Denton, Texas is all those things. Here’s why you need to base yourself in this charming Texas city.

DIY Food Tour of the Margaret River Region

DIY Food Tour of the Margaret River Region

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.

Unforgettable Kangaroo Island

The Unforgettable Kangaroo Island. A Must For Your Australian Itinerary.

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.

Is Wilsons Promontory on your Australian Itinerary?

Is Wilsons Promontory on your Australian Itinerary?

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.

A Realistic Review of Herculaneum and Pompeii

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…

Geek’s Guide to the Colosseum & Roman Forum

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

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.

Discovering The World Through Food Tours

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.

Indulging in The Sweet Taste of Venice

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.

How to Experience the Best of Rome

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 – Where Are Your Manners?

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?

A Frugal’s Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

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.

24 Hours in… Seattle

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.