Hayman Island, Qld

Chef’s Table at Hayman Island, Whitsundays

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I love to travel, and I love my food. So when the opportunity came to travel to the Whitsundays to experience some of the area’s foodie delights, you can imagine what a horrible day that was for me. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it was myRead More

World Press Photo

World Press Photo 2011 at State Library of NSW

One of the most powerful, confronting, and thought provoking exhibitions I’ve ever attended is back in Sydney once again, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The World Press Photo competition has been around for more than 50 years, with the World Press Photo organization in Holland sorting through the best works of newspaper andRead More

Sydney's Big Red Double Decker Bus Tours

Sydney Big Red Bus Tour on Double Decker Bus

Over the years I’ve travelled on many a Big Red Bus tour in cities around the world. My first was in New York, and after I got over the cringe factor of being such an obvious tourist, I discovered they’re a great way to get to know the layout of the city, and pick upRead More

Trainworks museum

Train Spotting on a Sydney Day Trip to the Trainworks Museum

A few weeks ago I got a sneak peek at a museum that opens this weekend and will put a spring in the step of train spotters and day trippers around Sydney and beyond. It’s called Trainworks, it’s found at Thirlmere, and it’s being described as “the most comprehensive interpretive display of railway history inRead More