Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk as a First Time Hiker

When I woke up that morning I was nervous. I’d never done anything like this before, and as much as I love to walk and do a lot of it, it’s usually around cities or towns and in a pair of trainers. Never before had proper hiking shoes been a requirement of going on aRead More

Hangar House, Mudgee, boutique accommodation

Hangar House Mudgee: The Boutique Guest House for People and Planes

Even though my friend had clearly said he had a guest house that was also an airplane hangar I still didn’t really get it. After driving to Mudgee with my road trip buddy Peyton we’d met my friend Heath and his partner Alexey for a spot of lunch before going to Hangar House. As weRead More

Blackheath Blue Mountains

Blackheath and Beyond in the Blue Mountains

For years he’s been coming to Sydney and we’ve hung out together. I can’t remember exactly how long it has been going on, but I do know we first made contact through MySpace so that definitely dates it somewhat. This year he was coming again but this time we were going to do something different.Read More

Pete Clifford of Blue Mountains Mystery Tours at Hartley Historic Site.

Peter Clifford, Blue Mountains Mystery Tours: Ten Questions

The Blue Mountains is not only one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of Australia, it’s also filled with history. And with that history comes a ghost story or two. Actually, make that a lot more than two. One man who knows those tales better than most is Peter Clifford. Paranormal Pete, as he’s alsoRead More

Car Fuel Door Sign in Suburu

The Super Simple Way to Know Which Side of the Car the Fuel Door is On

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done it. Hired or borrowed a car, realised I needed to get petrol and started looking into the side mirrors trying to get a hint of which side of the car the fuel door is on before pulling into the petrol station. Then a while backRead More

Exterior Ovolo Woolloomooloo, image courtesy Ovolo

Ovolo Woolloomooloo Transforms Sydney Finger Wharf Hotel

When Woolloomooloo’s historic finger wharf celebrated its 100th birthday last year it was hard to believe that there was a time when the state government wanted to tear it down. But it’s true. Back in the ‘90s when it was all run down the NSW government decided it was too expensive to restore and thatRead More

Stirred Suite at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Industrial Chic at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Boutique Hotel

When I told a friend I was going to be checking into a new boutique hotel in Sydney he wasn’t all that interested until I said the O word. “Ovolo?!” He suddenly perked up. “You’re going to love it! I stayed in the one in Melbourne and they’re gorgeous. They have a free mini barRead More

Wrong choice of Hiking Boots

A newbie hiker’s guide to the best hiking boots or shoes for your money

… This is a guest post by James Menta of Sole Labz … Let me tell you about my absolute worst hiking experience with Lance, my mentor at the time. In the process, I might mention a few places that you never heard of but don’t worry about that, all you need to know aboutRead More

Zane Denmen Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef

Zane Denmen, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Chef: Ten Questions

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is one of those special Australian experiences that has been high on my travel wish list for a while now. Being able to walk for days along such an iconic part of Australia’s coastline is already a great idea before you add in the fact that you get to spendRead More

kiacoltd personalised world map on etsy

Ten Romantic Gifts for your Travel Lover found on Etsy

As Valentines Day approaches there will be lots of people who scoff at the Hallmark Holiday concept and say that they shouldn’t have to be romantic on that one day, but instead treat their partner with lots of love all year around. Which sounds pretty darn good to me, because who doesn’t want to beRead More