Hanging with Wilson the Castaway movie volleyball at the Castaway Island resort, Fiji

Hanging with Wilson on Castaway Island, Fiji

I’ve been surprised to find myself on a tiny island in the middle of paradise with a celebrity a couple of times. As I shared in Escape, there was that time Leonardo DiCaprio turned up at Finolhu in the Maldives, and we ended up splashing around on the same tiny beach and then rubbing elbowsRead More

Bure frontyard and hammock with a view at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Why you’ll want to get out of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

The stamp in my passport may have said that I had been to Fiji before, but as far as I was concerned this was my first trip. The official first time had involved flying into Fiji to join a Holland America Cruise around the South Pacific, when I had spent one night in a resortRead More

Lifou Notre Dame de Lourdes, New Caledonia

A Visit to New Caledonia’s little church, Notre Dame de Lourdes

… This is a Guest Post by blogger Silke Elzner of Happiness and Things … Cruising has become the latest fashion in travel, and it’s easy to see why once you start looking into this mode of travel in more detail. For me and my family, it’s the perfect way to travel: the mix of luxuryRead More

Samoa: Top Ten Things To Do

Samoa: Top Ten Things To Do

Travel. There’s so much to love about it, not only the actual discovery of new places but also that great connection you get when you swap travel tales with someone else who shares your passion. With so many of us exploring the globe these days it’s quite common to have someone say “When I wasRead More

Sydney's Shark Island

Shark Island, Sydney Harbour

You know how looking at some photos just fills you with good memories and makes you happy? That’s how I feel whenever I look at this one I took of the view back onto Sydney from Shark Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. I’ve been having my birthday on Shark Island for many, manyRead More

Church Island Skopelos Greece

Mamma Mia Church, Skopelos

Wednesday already? Well that must mean it’s time for a Hump Day Happy Snap, and I’ve got a gorgeous one for you today. A little taste of the Greek island, Skopelos.   I hate to admit that I first saw how stunning Skopelos is when I watched the Mamma Mia movie. I wasn’t a fanRead More

Cat Skopelos, Greece

Cats of Skopelos, Greece: Hump Day Happy Snap

Today’s Hump Day Happy Snap is one for the cat lovers amongst us… and for those out there who have ever gone on a holiday to Greece and come back with hundreds of kitty photos.   I have oh so many photos of cats from my most recent trip to Greece… cats on whitewashed streets,Read More

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