The Darlinghurst Luxico image courtesy Luxico

The Luxico Treatment: Luxury Australian Holiday Homes For Short and Long Stays

Having lived in Sydney for years before moving to the countryside, and being lucky enough to have some gorgeous and generous friends, I usually stay with friends when I visit the big smoke these days. Which is why it’s understandable that said friends were a little confused when I invited them to come around toRead More

Peabody Ducks on red carpet with duck master Anthony Petrina, image courtesy Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel Ducks Red Carpet Lifestyle

When I first read about them in a guidebook I did a double take. Even as I told my friends we had to go to the Peabody Hotel to watch some ducks walking a red carpet when we were in Memphis I wasn’t sure if I was dragging them to a travel writer’s practical joke.Read More

Elvis' suits and records in Graceland trophy room

Nashville and Beyond on A Deep South Music Road Trip

So I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love Nashville. Not just the place, though that I do, but also the TV show. As well as being addicted to Nashville the show I listen to the soundtrack when I’m driving and when I work. Unfortunately for my neighbour I also likeRead More

Facebook Fake Airline Scams and How to Avoid Them

Facebook Fake Airline Scams and How to Avoid Them

They’re dodgy, they make me cross, and they keep on happening. After seeing so many Facebook scams from fake airline pages with promises of free first class around the world flights and other variations on that theme I’ve snapped. The time has come for me to stop just writing ‘it’s a scam!’ on friends’ pagesRead More

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