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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 – July and August, 2022

MONTHLY RECAP – July and August, 2022

A recap of my adventures in the months of July and August, 2022 An overseas trip is the theme of this monthly recap! I headed to Canada in the school holidays to go to my cousin’s wedding in Pemberton, stay with good friends and road 

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 

Photo of the Week – Memories of Canada

Photo of the Week – Memories of Canada

Hang on to your hats everyone! I have booked my first post COVID-19 overseas trip! And it’s back to Canada I go, for a third time. Can’t wait! Read on to find out why I am going back again. The main reason I am going 

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 

Travel Quote – The Friends You Make

Travel Quote – The Friends You Make

“The friends you make travelling, are forever locked in your memories.” How true is this statement! I have made some lifelong friends and constant travel companions with people I have met in my travels. A lot of my longer trips have been on group tours 

Travel Essentials – Travel Make Up

Travel Essentials – Travel Make Up

Now I know there are some people who travel without taking or wearing make up, so this post is not for them. Packing toiletries, skincare and makeup is always a challenging game, especially if backpacking or travelling light – ‘carry on only’ style. After many 

Why You Should Visit Lima, Peru

Why You Should Visit Lima, Peru

I’ve heard that a lot of people skip their stay in Lima, or just stay one night as they transit through to Cusco, en route to Machu Picchu. Or perhaps they are moving south to Arequipa or heading north into Colombia and Ecuador. But Lima 

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 

Travel Quote – Awaken the Senses

Travel Quote – Awaken the Senses

There’s nothing better than those travel moments when you are completely immersed in a new culture. Travel awakens all the senses, especially your sense of sight as you feast your eyes on new scenery, viewpoints and places. Every now and then you have an experience, 

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