#2 Guest: Better the devil – Tasmania’s Wild West

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

I’d like to welcome back Andrew as a guest blogger.  Have you ever wondered if anyone actually wins those competitions on Facebook, well this jammy git recently liked Jetstar, typed 25 magical words and voilà a trip to Tassie… Recently I visited the Wild West of Tasmania thanks to a competition win with everything arranged by Discover Tasmania. A four day self-drive tour with set itinerary and free time in … Continue reading

Tips for Surviving Fraser Island

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Tip 1: Best Visited with a 4WD Yeah Easter!!!! I make a last minute decision to escape Sydney for a few days and head to Fraser Island with some friends.  Good Friday was spent travelling (it’s a long, long, long way away), leaving us with a full day on Saturday to explore as much of the island as possible. We started at the bottom of the island, driving cross country … Continue reading

Little Italy

Alfresco dining on Lygon St

For my last night in Melbourne, I ventured out to Lygon Street, famous for its Italian restaurants.  Many, many moons ago it is where the early Italians settled in Melbourne. It did feel like I had been transported to Europe. However, mama would have not be impressed with the pizzas!!!   I envisioned authentic thin crust pizza baked in a wood fire oven; instead I might as well have ordered … Continue reading

Wanderings in Melbourne

Luna Park, St Kilda

The best kind of travelling is when someone else is paying :o) I’m working in Melbourne for a week, but I have the weekend to explore this vibrant city. On Saturday, looking like a right tourist with my camera swinging from my wrist and carrying a free city map from the hotel, I walk from the CBD to St Kilda. I started my epic journey (well it felt epic to … Continue reading

#5 Sydneysider – The Newtown Festival

Graffiti at Newtown Festival

One of my favourite suburbs in Sydney is Newtown.  It attracts a slightly alternative community; where you find students hanging out, people with mad pink or dreadlocked hairdos, and a few goths thrown into the equation; it’s where grunginess is cool. Newtown is a great place on weekends to just to chill out at, drink chai, chomp down on some great veggie food or browse through the eclectic mix of … Continue reading