Lake

Climbing Mt Kosciuszko

Mt Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. It stands 2.2 kilometres above sea level. Fourteen years ago, I climbed up to the Summit. The 18 kilometre return climb started from Charlotte Pass which took most part of the day. Unknowingly, I was pregnant with my first child. Fourteen years later, we went back. With…

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market offers Sydneysiders and tourists alike the opportunity to experience an authentic working fish market. It is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan. The market opens at 5.30am when seafood buyers arrive to check the…

Old Bus Depot Market

You may start to notice, I love going to markets particularly those ones that offer an eclectic mix of gourmet delights.  In Old Bus Depot Market in Kinston, Canberra, you will be delighted by the flavour, fun and its ambience. It is an in-door market. It has a contemporary urban feel and with many providores…

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is one of the prettiest towns on the Coffs Harbour coast. It is situated off the Pacific Highway 15 minute drive South of Coffs Harbour.  The rendezvous of Nambucca River with the Ocean has a magnificent effect and provides a stunning view to holidaymakers who chose to go on detour from the usual…

Little Havana

Little Havana is located just west of Downtown Miami which is also known as the Latin Quarter. Little Havana offers a slice of Cuban culture transported in the middle of Miami. As soon as we arrived via a get on-and-off tourist bus, it was obvious that the colourful Cuban culture permeates everything in Little Havana…

Miami

Miami has been featured enormously in movies and TV shows and it is one the most popular holiday spots in Florida. As a vacation spot, it offers many entertainments to suit everyone. For those visitors who would like to feel the beat and party, there is a trendy nightlife at South Beach including a fine…

Key West

Key West is in Florida and it is the southernmost point in the United States. It is a relatively small island and a famous holiday destination for its watersports activities, happy-hours (which is all day), lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and historic sites. The town is only 90 miles to Cuba. It separates the Atlantic Ocean…

Coco Cay Island

Coco Cay Island (previsouly know as Little Stirrup Cay) is one of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. It is located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau.The island is about a kilometre wide from East to West and about 183 metres from North to South. The island’s east end is the heart of the island…

Nassau

I will move to Bahamas in a heart beat. Who wouldn’t? Even King Edward VIII gave up his throne to marry the woman he loved and settled in Bahamas. It is a paradise-like island full of beauty and life seems easy. The Bahamians are friendly, the weather seems eternally beautiful and the vast 1000,000 square…

Locals

Stanwell Park

Stanwell Park is a picturesque coastal village and northern suburb of Wollongong in Australia. It takes about an hour to drive get to Stanwell Park from Sydney. It is situated in a small valley between Bald Hill to the north, Stanwell Tops to the west and Mount Mitchell to the south. The spectacular view of…

Avoca Beach

Avoca is in the Central Coast and it takes one-hour and a bit to drive north of Sydney to get to there.  Avoca Beach features rocky headlands at each end of a long, beautiful beach. It is a popular as a holiday destination, especially for families given the vibrant surf culture and a relaxed and…

Old Bar Beach

Old Bar

It’s so beautiful, we had to come back. Old Bar is three hours away from Sydney heading towards mid-North Coast. It is an attractive small fishing village. We again stayed literally on the beach.  It is a perfect location to go for a long weekend to wind down from a stressful week.  You can spend…

Beechworth

Travelling to Beechworth by car will take approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Melbourne.  It is a living legacy of a gold rush era and it is one of the best preserved gold rush towns with its carefully restored honey-coloured colonial buildings and historic precinct. The 19th century streets showcase an eclectic mix of…

Echuca

I’d say, it’s in the middle of nowhere but it’s only 2 ½ hour drive from Melbourne. Echuca is situated on the Murray River and it is oddly known to be ‘the world’s paddle-steamer capital’  (I’m still thinking where else can one find a paddle-steamer? ) and it is apparently one of Victoria’s major tourist…

Maroondah Dam

Yarra Valley

Yarra valley is a pleasant one hour drive heading towards East of Melbourne. It is home to majority of Victorian wines.  It caters to visitors across the globe who would like to experience the three life’s greatest pleasures: 1) scrumptious food; 2) great wine and 3) stunning scenery of green rolling hills against a mountain backdrop.…

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is only an hour drive from Melbourne. Eventhough the humidity and hot weather is a little uncomfortable, I think Summer is the best time to come here because of its holiday resort vibe. We took a pleasant one hour ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento. As soon as we arrived, I have…

Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city next to Melbourne. It’s the gateway city to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Similar to Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture, you will experience a diverse range of food & wine, cultural and recreational attractions and colonial history in this town. Go for a nice relaxing stroll along Geelong’s…

Barrenjoey Headland

I have been to Palm Beach many times and I’ve always enjoyed a brunch at The Boathouse. I could actually see the lighthouse from The Boathouse, however, the vision of a total hard yakka hill-climbing is slightly off-putting. Then just recently, to make the most out of a Spring week blessed with blue sky and…