Annette Lacey, head sommelier Pei Modern

Annette Lacey, Sommelier, Pei Modern: Ten Questions

When you’re travelling you really should go out and explore the city you’re in, but sometimes your hotel’s restaurant is so good it puts up a very strong argument for staying in. Pei Modern in Sydney’s Four Seasons is one of those restaurants that makes me want to come back for more. While most peopleRead More

A Day on the trains with Opal Card from Sydney

Opal Card Challenge: $2.50 Travel All Day Sunday in Sydney and Beyond

… This content has been created as part of my involvement in Microsoft’s #WorkWonders Program … Fear is a funny thing. Although not when you’re gripped by it. I’ve known for a while now that the time had come to try to do a video for my site, and I had an idea for one…Read More

Spirit of Queensland's RailBeds, picture courtesy of Queensland Rail

The Spirit of Queensland Train’s RailBeds

I can now say that 160 kilometres per hour is the fastest I have travelled on land, and I did it in my sleep. I also did it while watching the Queensland countryside go by, and taking in a movie. As I lay in my RailBed on the Spirit of Queensland tilt train, hurtling throughRead More

Taking a tour of Uluru on a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

Harley Davidson Tours of Uluru

There’s a moment when you first see Uluru up close and you realise there’s so much more to the rock than you really understood before. It’s one thing to see pictures and to have people tell you how incredibly beautiful and spiritual it is, but it’s another thing to see and feel that for yourself.Read More

Abercrombie House, Bathurst

Bathurst Travel Tips from a Mitchell Mafia Member

When I was a young school student living in a small country town I travelled to the big smoke of Sydney to do work experience with the legendary broadcaster Andrew Olle. I knew I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up, and spending time watching Andrew and his colleagues at work at 702Read More

The Shark Reef Snorkel, picture coutresy Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Snorkel with Sharks at Sydney Aquarium Review

I’d just been passionately talking about the WA Shark Cull when the invitation to snorkel with sharks in Sea Life Sydney Aquarium came through. It took about 0.25 seconds for me to go from saying, “Sharks are so misunderstood!” to thinking, “But there’s no way I want to be in the water with one!” Yes,Read More

Sydney Opera House at Vivid Festival, picture courtesy Destination NSW

Best Hotels for Vivid Sydney Winter Festival

I don’t want to suggest that Sydney people are overly affected by the seasons, but it’s fair to say that the streets get quieter in winter. Compared to other parts of the world our winters are very mild, but we’re still harder to tempt out of the house when the temperatures drop. Which is whyRead More

Two Up at The Beresford Hotel, Sydney. Image courtesy Merivale

Sydney’s Best Two Up Venues for Anzac Day

Two Up is one of those incredibly simple games that can suck you in, big time. For international friends who are new to the game, it consists of putting two coins, preferably pennies, on a piece of wood, tossing the coins in the air, and then betting on whether they’ll come down heads, tails, orRead More

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, photo courtesy BridgeClimb Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Express Review

Fun fact: The flagpoles on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are taller than the water below it is deep. I’m not sure just how deep I imagined Sydney Harbour to be, but it was definitely deeper than that. It never occurred to me that if one of those poles was touching the harbour floorRead More

Rosemarie Milsom, Newcastle Writers Festival Director

Rosemarie Milsom, Newcastle Writers Festival: Ten Questions

A couple of years ago there was no such thing as a writers festival in Newcastle. Now that has well and truly changed thanks to Rosemarie Milsom. The director of the festival turned her dream into a reality with the inaugural event last year, and is now in the throes of preparing for the secondRead More