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Photo of the Week – Taipei from Elephant Mountain

Photo of the Week – Taipei from Elephant Mountain

I had two overseas trips in 2023, to 4 countries. My only new country was Taiwan – just a quick 3 day layover in Taipei. On the first day we trekked the thousand steps up Elephant Mountain (well really just a big hill) to see 

SUMMER RECAP – DECEMBER 2022, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2023

SUMMER RECAP – DECEMBER 2022, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2023

A recap of my adventures in SUMMER, 2022/2023 Summer time… and the living is easy… Well this last summer felt much easier than the last two. Maybe because it was the first summer since COVID and lockdowns, life almost felt back to normal. I finished 

SPRING RECAP – SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2022

SPRING RECAP – SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2022

A recap of my adventures in SPRING, 2022 I’ve decided to start doing my recaps based on the season. And what better season to start with than Spring! Most of these three months were spent packing, moving and settling into our new house. We farewelled 

Monthly Recap – May and June, 2022

Monthly Recap – May and June, 2022

A recap of my adventures in the months of May and June, 2022 Back with another post of my adventures in 2022! Staying local in Sydney and the Nothern Beaches, the months went by fast with a few outings here and there. Read on for 

Monthly Recap – March and April, 2022

Monthly Recap – March and April, 2022

A recap of my adventures in the months of March and April, 2022 2022 continued and I had a fairly quiet March, with the intention of having a few adventures in April over the Easter and Anzac long weekends and school holidays. Alas, I was 

Monthly Recap – January and February, 2022

Monthly Recap – January and February, 2022

A recap of my adventures in the months of January and February, 2022 A new year, and some new adventures! No lockdowns in sight, we began the year in school holidays and enjoyed some relaxing time before the hamster wheel of 2022 began. February saw 

MONTHLY RECAP – NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of November and December, 2021 The end of the year saw many catch ups with friends and family who I hadn’t seen in a while, thanks lockdown! A couple of Christmas and New Year getaways and a 

On This Day – April 12th

On This Day – April 12th

Let us reflect on travel and trips of the past this April. Synonymous with school holidays and Easter in Australia, it’s a great month for a trip – near or far! ON THIS DAY IN 2007 I arrived in Paris for the second time! But 

MONTHLY RECAP – SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of September and October, 2021 Spring arrived on The Northern Beaches and I continued to get out and about during lockdown. Warmer weather and longer days meant I could walk later into the evening. Then lockdown ended 

MONTHLY RECAP – JULY AND AUGUST, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – JULY AND AUGUST, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of July and August, 2021 Well this is a first. A complete two month travel recap that occurred entirely in LOCKDOWN! Its hard to do up to date travel content on a travel blog when you’re in 

Photo of the Week – Jumping in Beijing

Photo of the Week – Jumping in Beijing

While in Beijing, one of my travel buddies introduced me to her infamous ‘jump shot’. I soon adopted it as a practise from then on, and together we have jumped our way through China, South Korea, Vietnam, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. This was my first 

MONTHLY RECAP – MAY AND JUNE, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – MAY AND JUNE, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of May and June, 2021 The months are flying by…. after a successful school holidays and trips away in April, May went by in a blur of working days and sunny weekends. We eagerly booked our trip 

ON THIS DAY – JULY 9TH

ON THIS DAY – JULY 9TH

Where in the world have I been on this day in July? Read on to find out! ON THIS DAY IN 2013 My cousin and I were staying with my aunty and uncle in Porirua, near Wellington, New Zealand. We took a day trip to 

Armchair Travel – The Karst Mountains of Yangshuo, China

Armchair Travel – The Karst Mountains of Yangshuo, China

Come on a virtual trip from your lounge room! While most of us are stuck at home and unable to travel, I thought I would put together visual trips of some faraway places. This way we can all participate in some photography escapism and remind 

What I Learned… Hiring a Hanbok in Seoul

What I Learned… Hiring a Hanbok in Seoul

My last overseas trip (thanks Covid) was to Korea and Japan in 2019. We arrived in Seoul and had four days to explore the bustling capital. My travel companions and I are always looking for a mixture of things to do, balancing the big ticket 

MONTHLY RECAP – MARCH AND APRIL, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – MARCH AND APRIL, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of March and April, 2021 Life is finally getting back to normal! Or is it… From this post it would seem I was able to have many adventures without any need to worry about COVID-19… More like 

ON THIS DAY – APRIL 14TH

ON THIS DAY – APRIL 14TH

Where in the world have I been on this day in April? Read on to find out! ON THIS DAY IN 2007 I toook the train out of Paris to Versailles, to vist the famous Palace. Being on my own, and before the days of 

MONTHLY RECAP – JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2021

MONTHLY RECAP – JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2021

A recap of my adventures in the months of January and February, 2021 Happy New Year! Well, it’s a new year, but the same old Covid story. I began the year in lockdown, on holidays, resting, grieving and getting over the s***storm that was 2020. 

Monthly Recap – November and December, 2020

Monthly Recap – November and December, 2020

A recap of my adventures in the months of November and December 2020 And just like that, 2020 was over. Not that 2021 will be any better neccessarily, but it was nice to close the door on what was to become a stressful and sad 

Monthly Recap – September and October, 2020

Monthly Recap – September and October, 2020

A recap of my adventures in the months of September and October 2020 Life felt like it was slowly getting back to normal. Most state borders were locked, but there was enough to do in the city to keep me busy, along with some travel