4 European Activities I Would Never Do Without Travel Insurance

This article is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance*.  So, I finally went to Europe. Notwithstanding the one hasty work trip I went on to Finland and Slovenia (which I loved), I had never been which made me feel like a poor excuse for an Australian. I have never lived in Shepherd’s Bush, I have never pulled beers in […]

Glasgow to Rome by rail

Rail journeys retain some of the romance of yesteryear without the inconvenience of, say, a horse drawn cart or walking for miles in the snow. What’s surprising is just how good the trains are, especially if you’re willing to book a business or first class ticket. In the UK, Sir Richard Branson’s ubiquitous Virgin runs the […]

The world’s best race days

So The Spark and I are wondering: what are the world’s best race days? We have decided that we are going to go to one race day a year that we have never been to before. The problem is that we don’t know where to start. Country, provincial or metropolitan races in Australia? The Spark is a race buff […]

London shopping guide


By Emily Jones Going on a shopping spree in London is a dream of  most fashionistas. It doesn’t matter what your style is, in London you can always find something that will fit your taste. Unless you are already living in the English capital, you need to know what the main shopping areas are and where […]

Pieces of Literary History by Clare Griffin


Pieces of Literary History By Clare Griffin The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s greatest literary minds and thankfully we can still enjoy the houses, estates and landscapes that helped inspire some of the classics. For lovers of the classics, writers seeking inspiration and history buffs, the following places are a must-visit […]

Market knowledge by Stephanie Nuzzo


Ask any op-shop lover and they’ll tell you London’s markets are treasure-troves. And you should believe them – once you step foot into one of these super-sized trinket boxes, you’ll never see Balmain’s weekend markets in the same way. These markets are the havens of hoarders, hagglers and trendy-types alike; lining streets with all things […]

Stonehenge by Georgia Keighery


Stonehenge By Georgia Keighery Stonehenge is one of those places that had always inspired from me, a definitive ‘Ow, I’d love to see it’. Just the mention of it roused images of ancient Druid devotion and an excited little lump in my throat that seems to arise whenever I’m dealing with any Alleged Magic. ‘Mmmm’, […]

Lost and dumbfound in London


Lost and dumbfound in London By Georgia Keighery I’ve been told a thousand times that London is overwhelming and amazing. Being overwhelmed by London is a cliche of the highest order. Hence, I decided in advance that I would not be part of it. No no, I decided that I would be excited to be […]