Explorer of the Seas in Sydney Harbour, image courtesy Royal Caribbean

How to Spend Sea Days on Explorer of the Seas

Last weekend cruising history was made as Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas became the biggest cruise ship ever to be based in Australia and was greeted by her twin sister Voyager of the Seas in Sydney Harbour for the big moment. Around 10,000 passengers and crew were onboard the two big ships as theyRead 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

Redhead Travel Tips

Redhead Hair and Beauty Travel Tips

There’s a common misconception that redheads are a dying breed. A few years back a number of news organisations were reporting that redheads could be extinct by the year 2060. Fortunately they had the wrong end of the stick about recessive genes and without going into all of the science here* let’s just say weRead More

Loree Gold in Santa Barbara Art Museum

Loree Gold, Santa Barbara Museum of Art docent: Ten Questions

Downtown Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to explore, filled with charming shops and cafes. But there’s more to this pretty coastal city than shopping and eating and drinking. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a filled with the sort of collection much larger cities would be very happy to have. With more thanRead More

Luke Mangan, picture courtesy Virgin Australia

Luke Mangan, Consulting Chef Virgin Australia: Ten Questions

Luke Mangan has many (chefs) hats. He’s the owner and operator of a number of restaurants in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan including glass brasserie in Sydney’s Hilton, and Salt and the World Wine Bar in Tokyo. He has three Salt Grills onboard P&O Cruise ships, and is the consulting chef for Virgin Australia. AsRead More

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager: Ten Questions

If you’ve done the day tour of Alcatraz and think you’ve already seen The Rock, think again. The Alcatraz night tours offer visitors the chance to go into areas of the famous prison that are closed on the day tours, including the hospital. John Moran is the Manager of the Alcatraz Island Night Tour andRead More

Emily Pressnel, Bridge Climb Sydney

Emily Pressnel from BridgeClimb Sydney: Ten Questions

Climbing the Sydney Harbour bridge is an unforgettable experience, made all the more memorable by some of their wonderful guides. Here Emily Pressnel, the BridgeClimb Sydney guide I was lucky enough to do an Express Climb with, takes time out of scaling an international icon to answer Ten Questions… What’s the best thing about yourRead More

How To Sleep Well in Hotels: Five Top Tips from a Pro

I love my sleep. At home, I’ve recently spent the sort of money that could have paid for a very nice holiday on a new mattress. I realized as much as I want to continue to see the world in style, I spend around a third of my life in bed, and most of thatRead More