The rumble of hooves against the earth building like thunder, the yee-hahs of horsemen filling the air. As the herd raced towards and then over the cliff-face, the riders following grind to a halt. Except one. He continues on, leaping into the air and over the edge. “The man from Snowy River” they murmur to … Continue reading Oh man, oh Snowy River
Once upon a time, a trip to Canberra could be summed up by long coach rides, overnight camps in bunkbeds and passing far too many hours inside Parliament House. Well, a trip to Canberra has changed. A lot. At least for me. With the goal for the year firmly in place – ten trips at … Continue reading Canberra’s Changed. A lot.
Well, I’m back in Orange again. Already. But the region just keeps providing reasons to return, and this time I’m armed with a strict agenda to only go to places I’d never gone before. And Orange, you both delivered and delighted. Here’s where I added to my list: Birdie //The team behind Orange’s original ‘fine-diner’ … Continue reading Oops, back in Orange again
I’ve been to Orange plenty of times. Growing up, passing through town was part of an annual family holiday. But back then, all we did was stop to pick up groceries, and to me, Orange was as good as the ‘futuristic’ public toilet in the Woolworth’s carpark as far as entertainment went. Hindsight, hey. Just … Continue reading Ought to be in Orange
It’s 2020 and we’re bound by the borders of our sweet island home. Until recently, we’ve been told to stay in our states, and before that, confined to our homes. Safe to say, holidays have hit a pause for a while. And while we’re now starting to stretch our legs, and open our eyes to … Continue reading A Once-in-a-Lifetime Journey
I didn’t know at the time that this would be one of my last rendezvous outside Australia for a while. Good thing it was great, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing about it even if I had. If you’d rather read words than view videos, click here. Continue reading Flick: New Zealand 2019
With no where to be, nor people to see, I’m spending far too much time scrolling Airbnb. From thoughtful tiny homes to ones with sprawling lawns, I’m making lists of places I’d want to be when a new day dawns. Now there are some absolute beauties, meticulously styled, And others that make your jaw drop, … Continue reading An Open Letter to Airbnb Owners
I’ve always been one to tout the benefits of travel. It pushes us, opens our eyes, drops our jaws and challenges our perspectives. It makes us better versions of ourselves, and for me at least, I fell in love with travel because of the person I became when I traveled. But with everything that’s happened … Continue reading Time Is Up On Travel As We Know It
With all this extra time on my hands recently, I’ve been trying my best to fill them with books. The latest, Boy Swallows Universe. I know I may be one of the last people in the world (nay, universe) to read it, so please don’t spoil the ending. As the words consumed me and my … Continue reading Holidaying from Home
They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and it’s fair to say I’ve underestimated the impact travel has on my head and heart lately. The kind of travel that takes you somewhere new, waking up every sense in your body making you actually feel the wind on your face. Are you … Continue reading Feeling the ‘fernweh’?