Mexico: Astrology travel on tequila time


Mexico is definitely an Aries kind of place. Fiery chillies, upbeat chatty locals and a Crayola colour scheme that is the antithesis of beige. I am a big believer in the ‘vibe’ and the vibe here is undeniably cool. The First Husbandand I spent a lazy afternoon at a beach club called Canibal Royal today. […]

Hearst Castle: The Enchanted Mountain


I was expecting something really garish, like Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor’s mongrel offspring but, once again, America surprised me. Hearst Castle is utterly beautiful. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, it’s what God would do if he had the money. Rising up from the eerie and ever-present fog of San Simeon stands a […]

Where am I Wednesday?


Another cryptic photograph from my friend Alana… Where on earth is this?

The dawn of a new era: First comes love, then comes marriage …


Stevie aka The Future Husband and I got hitched on Saturday. Six years, five cases Champagne and 156 witnesses later, I officially became a Mrs. The first day of marriage has been like any other post-party Sunday (sore head, lots of cleaning up and a general feeling of exhaustion) with one notable exception; I actually […]

Where is the worst place you have ever slept?


I have a very high tolerance for dodginess, such is my crooked sense of humour. Luxury is all very well but it’s rarely funny. Despite my fondness for the craptastic things in life, there is a point at which shoddy accommodation becomes totally demoralising. The worst place I have ever stayed was at a guest […]

Travel Tales with a twist: Louise Southerden, Travel Writer, Editor and Photographer


It’s not every day that I get to profile one of Australia’s top travel journalists but today, my friends, is that day. I am very pleased to introduce you to Louise Southerden, ASTW Travel Writer of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and winner of Best Responsible Tourism Story in 2006, 2008 & 2009. She […]

Foodies gone wild!


October is a month of foodie mania in Sydney. Night noodle markets, International Chef showcases and Shoot the Chef at the NSW Art Gallery … it’s hard to know where to begin! One of the best ways to immerse yourself in deliciousness is to join a food tour. When VictorsFood asked me if I wanted […]

Seat wars by Melanie Mahoney


Seat Wars By Melanie Mahoney Flying brings its own unique challenges. The drying air, the elbow-room wars, the bottles of wine so tiny you have to ask for a new one every 15 minutes… ah, good times. But there are some fantastic things too. Top of the list is being upgraded, but that’s more urban […]

Thai Airways are my homies

I am not a fussy traveller. As a kid, I spent many long, hot hours crammed in the backseat of a sweltering Holden stationwagon with two other bigger, stronger kids. Needless to say, I was the thumpee, not the thumper when tensions arose. I am also the daughter of an aircraft engineer so I have spent many happy hours loitering in […]

Kicking my heels up in North-East Victoria

I always like to give things two chances, just to be sure that I’m sure. The first time I visited North-East Victoria, I called The Future Husband and told him that we were going to move there (he was bemused, to say the least). I visited again this long weekend and the relationship has been consumated. I […]