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

Vivid Sydney, image courtesy of Vivid

Winter Festivals Around Australia Worth Coming out of Hibernation For

… This content has been created as part of my involvement in Microsoft’s #WorkWonders Program … When the temperatures drop it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a good box set. Okay, very tempting. But there’s no need to let the winter blues get to you when there are so many great eventsRead 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

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

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

Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains

Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains

It’s been 17 years since Sculpture by the Sea first started in Sydney, and what a wonderful addition to our gorgeous city it is. Wandering from Bondi to Tamarama and taking in the works of art is the perfect way to catch up with friends and celebrate the fact that spring is here every year.Read More

NSW Mounted Police Tours

NSW Mounted Police Tours

Here’s one for trivia night: where will you find the oldest continuous Mounted Police Unit in the world? If you answered New South Wales, Australia, you’d be right. And that would mean you may have just been on the same tour that I have. A tour I’d recommend for those who love horses, police andRead More