1770, Qld: A review

Do you like the Lemony Snitch and the Series of Unfortunate Events series? For those familiar with these amusingly tragic tales, the story of 1770 is what would happen if the cast of characters wound up in Australia. From the Lighthouse of Tragedy to the elderly spinsters who live on an island (one of whom only left twice at […]

Does Sydney nightlife suck?

I wouldn’t have a clue because I don’t go out anymore. The argument about the damage that lock out laws and casino development is causing rages on but I feel unqualified to comment on the impact because I am shouting from the sidelines. One interesting point to note is that people have been saying Sydney nightlife will die for […]

Sydney’s best eats for >$20

I am no food blogger but I didn’t get this fat sitting around eating salad. I have lived in Sydney for over 12 years now (with a little tree change in the middle) and this is the greatest eating city in the world. Melbourne can suck my shashlik. Read on to reach Sydney food nirvana for […]

5 places you need to visit in regional Australia

Australia is a country overflowing with beautiful, fun and interesting places to spend your holiday. Once you get outside of the eight capital cities, you’ll find there are thousands of villages, towns and out-of-the-way places to kick your heels up in. To help you plan your next great Australian holiday, here are five fun regional destinations to […]

Gibraltar Hotel Spring Health Break

“How do you want to feel today?” asks Moore, our sparkly-eyed yoga instructor. This is the basis of all her teachings; to ask yourself how your choices will impact the kind of day you’re going to have. From exercise, to food, to yoga and meditation, the Gibraltar Hotel program covers everything in a down-to-earth, realistic […]

Reaching the top

I feel like I have spent my entire life climbing a mountain. Enduring injuries, getting lost, carrying a tonne of stuff uphill and learning to fend for myself in the wild. And now I finally feel like I’ve reach the top of the first mountain. It’s a funny thing when you can wholeheartedly draw a line […]

Hello Canberra

Aussies are a weird bunch. We will blithely travel 24 hours to New York to look at The Metropolitan Museum but we won’t visit our own national gallery. The same national gallery that houses $5 billion worth of art. We also happily ignore our national museum, library and portrait gallery in favour of a jaunt around Washington DC, […]

10 things I love about Australia

1. The word ‘mate’ I tend to go into overdrive the second I step outside the country and start ‘G’daying’ all over the place but no matter where I am, I always love hearing the word ‘mate’. 2. Sunshine Specifically, the quality of the light; so bright and clear. 3. The food From the abundance of […]

Sweet (Fortitude) Valley high

Sometimes I feel like I am turning beige with middle age. I wear a lot of stripes and pearls. I go to bed early and get excited about steamed vegetables. But then I went to Fortitude Valley in Brisbane and rediscovered the joy of reckless eating and drinking. My friends and I went up for […]

How to save money on car rentals in Sydney

Australia is a great holiday destination and Sydney is one of the most popular stop-off points for tourists. So if you are thinking of spending your next holiday in Sydney, here are 5 top tips to help you save some serious cash on the cost of car hire at Sydney airport. 1. Look for coupons […]